Thematic area of learning:
Assistive Technology; Augmentative and Alternative Communication; eLearning and Education
Typical target learners:
Any professionals who work with children and young adults with CCN within a mainstream setting e.g. educators, allied health professionals, AT specialists
Lecturers / teachers / experts / support figures that will be involved:
Sharon Borg Schembri Dr. May Agius Bernice Farrugia
This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss the inclusion of children and young adults with Complex and Communication Needs (CCN) within a mainstream classroom setting. The session will commence with an overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and educational technology that can be utilised to support communication and access to the curriculum. The presenters will share tools that they use in their practice to support inclusion. Participants will be invited to contribute in the discussion by sharing tools and practices that they are currently using in their own work settings. The final part of this session will be designed to discuss and achieve consensus on the factors that are considered as important when facilitating inclusion of children with CCN in the classroom.