Technology as Communication Supports in Early Intervention
July 31, 2017
A significant number of children in Connecticut’s Birth to Three program receive services to address speech and language delays. Assistive Technology is a required Birth to Three service and supports along the assistive technology continuum can be embedded naturally into a child’s home environment in order to further facilitate his/her communication development. This NEAT workshop will guide B23 service providers through the processes of detecting a need for technology, assessing which tools may be appropriate, and implementing the technology tools for the purposes of eliciting language and supporting behavior management.
The presenter, Elena Fader is an Assistive Technology Specialist and Speech-Language Pathologist at New England Assistive Technology (NEAT), an Oak Hill Center. Elena attended the University of Vermont (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.A., U.S. Dept. of Ed. Autism Spectrum Disorders Fellow). She earned her Assistive Technology Certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is certified in the Orton Gillingham reading approach. She is a member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12 for AAC. In 2015, she collaboratively published a research article in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, aligning with her philosophy of staying current on best practices within the field.