Ashley McCoy, MS.Ed, Ed.S, BCBA, presented on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for families with a loved one on the autism spectrum.
Today, autistic students who struggle to communicate effectively have access to a variety of devices that can assist them. Ashley discussed various forms of communication, from expressive unaided communication to high-tech aided devices. Ashley also reviewed mobile devices that have the ability to augment and facilitate communication for autistic students.
She also revealed communication deficits that can be identified at an early age, allowing families to start working on skills to facilitate communication.
The final parent training presented by Soaring Heights School will take place from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 16 and is open to the public. Dr. Pamela Wolfe will discuss sexuality and autism, including dating and becoming too focused/obsessed on dating partners, sexual orientation, and long-term relationships or marriage. Dr. Wolfe will share strategies to help parents navigate this serious subject.
To RSVP to the parent training on November 16, call (814) 325-2131.