ISAAC Canada is proud to offer these free webinars presented by Canadians. Enjoy!
Role-Play Games and AAC
Presenter: Darla Burrow
Date: late November/early December
Hospital Communication Go-Kit
Presenter: Glenda Watson Hyatt, Virtual Keynote Speaker
Date: late January/early February
Stories of Practice & Support During COVID
Presenters: Anne- Marie Yaworski, Braille & Literacy Specialist, Montreal, PQ
Dr. Karen Pollock, Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Krista Wennerstrom, SLP, Edmonton, AB
This webinar presents an opportunity to hear from five Canadian professionals who have, like all of us, been dealing with how to support children and youth with complex communication needs and their families in the time of COVID. The presenters will share their stories including what they have been doing that is different since COVID, what successes they have achieved, what challenges they have encountered, and what they will continue to do whether COVID exists in the world or no.
Thinking INSIDE the Box: Gaming and AAC
Presenter: Shaun Pearson, M.Sc.A, R.SLP, S-LP(C)
Bored during COVID? Want a fun and interactive way to stimulate AAC language? Try thinking INSIDE the box with board (and social games)! Gaming can be an extremely powerful motivator. It allows us to socially interact, problem solve, and most importantly, have fun. During this discussion, we will learn how to use games to elicit language opportunities for complex communicators, using both physical and digitally adapted games. Links, resources, and tips will be provided during the webinar. The conversation throughout will be very open-ended as we discuss how attendees use games, either themselves or with AAC users, in their everyday lives. Shaun Pearson is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, currently residing in Calgary, Alberta. He is passionate about helping his clients of all ages improve their communication skills. Shaun obtained his Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from McGill University. He has since demonstrated a devotion to ongoing professional development, by attending a variety of conferences and workshops on a regular basis. A fun, energetic, and dedicated clinician, Shaun provides online and in-person speech-language therapy services to children and adults. Shaun is also enthusiastic about providing consultation and training on a range of topics, particularly those related to AAC.
Summertime & the AAC Learning is EASY!
Presenter: Kathy Howery, PhD
Summer is here and we are still social distancing, which means no face-to-face AAC professional learning, at least for the foreseeable future. But fear not fellow AACers, we have a long list of wonderful webinars that were sponsored by the Alberta Provincial Low Incidence Team that we want to alert you to and tell you a little about.
Your host for the webinar, Dr. Kathy Howery, will walk briefly you through each session and highlight WHY you should consider spending your time watching each one. They range from the inspiring and a little theoretical presentations of Dr. Stephen von Tetzchner from Norway, to the practical tips and tricks of Dr. Gretchen Hanser, to the very rare archived webinars of Linda Burkhart.