Professional Support Series for Districts

Guidance on Special Education

Supporting Parents-Caregivers of Students with High Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Communication Skills

During this recorded session, we will provide families and educators with overview of the information and resources included in the Communication Skills  section of the Supporting Parents/Caregivers of Students with High Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic resource guide. Social skills are the skills needed to interact with others in society and are impacted by a person's mode or method of communication and how effective they are in using their communications kills. Communication is they key to developing effective social skills. Your child may use unique ways to communicate ranging from body language to facial expressions, they may use any number of verbal and non-verbal way to express themselves, and they may need support through augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies and tools.  Join us to learn about social skills supports, expressive and receptive vocabulary supports, and AAC supports.  

Presenters: Colleen Hayles, Education Consultant, CSDE; Alycia M. Trakas, Education Consultant, CSDE; Meagan Kiger, Speech-Language Pathologist, CREC; Nicole Natale, Senior Education Specialist, CREC