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Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

iHope School in NYC Needs a Director of Speech & Hearing!

What:  iHope is a highly specialized brain injury school in New York City

Here is an excerpt from their ad:
Director of Speech, Language and Hearing - Job Description
Position and Responsibilities
The Director of Speech, Language and Hearing will be responsible for managing
(hiring and evaluating) a team of full-time therapists including Speech-Language
Pathologists and Hearing Educators. The candidate is required to have clinical
experience with pediatric acquired brain injury and will be responsible for ensuring
the highest level of care evaluating the speech, language, oral motor and pediatric
dysphagia, while implementing comprehensive, evidence based treatment to an
assigned patient caseload. The ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary
team including teachers, service providers, and administrators.

Where:  Download the job description and information form using this link:
iHope Speech & Hearing Director

Monday, November 6, 2017

AAC in the Desert Workshops! Linda Burkhart & Caroline Musselwhite, March 1 & 2, 2018!

WHAT:  The exciting AAC in the Desert Event is back!  This year it's a bit scaled down, with two 1-day workshops.  We will not have an Exhibit Hall or Hands On Stations, but we will have a pizza party & singalong (hopefully featuring Snoopi Botten - more about that later!)

WHO & WHEN:  Speakers include:
March 1, 2018:  Linda J Burkhart will present from 8:30 - 4:30 on Multi-Modal Communication and Learning Strategies for Children Who Face Significant Disabilities.
She will cover:

-       What We Know about Brain Function
-       Multimodal & Learning Strategies
-       Aided Language Stimulation
-       Goal Setting and Data Selection
-       Visual Challenges
-       Beginning Implementation:  Tips & Tricks for Making It Easy

March 2, 2018:  Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite will present from 8:30 - 4:30 on Communication All Day Long:  Communication Circles, Social Scripts, and MORE!
Topics include:

-       Debunking the Myths of AAC
-       Supporting Aided Language Input During Shared Reading
-       Setting Up Communication Circles (typical peers learn to model & interact using AAC)
-       Using Social Scripts (for quick, highly successful interactions)

More information about speakers is available at:  www.gompers.org/AAC2018

WHERE:    This workshop will be held at the beautiful Ability 360 Center in Phoenix, AZ, in the Nina Pulliam Conference Center.  A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided each day.

HOW TO REGISTER:  Go to this site to register!  Super Early Bird date is November 15, 2017.
AAC in the Desert Registration

Download the Flyer:  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Columbus, OH, 11-30-17 Supporting Literacy for All Children Workshop

What:  Full day workshop!
This session will enhance and support teachers in
providing effective literacy instruction for students of all
ages with significant disabilities and limited language
skills. Topics to be addressed include strategies and
resources that support literacy instruction, creating
engaging opportunities for children to explore and
understand text, designing age respectful learning
opportunities and strategies for assessment and progress monitoring of literacy skills. Light and high
tech supports and resources for literacy will be

Where & When:  
Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
2080 Citygate Drive,
Columbus, OH 43219

Thursday, November 30, 9am - 4pm

 This workshop is sponsored by  the State Support Team, and is a project of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio

How & How Much:
No cost for Ohio residents.
For more info:  Contact Leslie Barrett at 614.753.4694 or  Leslie.Barrett@escco.org
Download the flyer here:  Literacy For All Flyer

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Animals ABC Book - CVI Supports by Gretchen!

WHAT:  This book was originally posted in Tarheel Reader.  Gretchen downloaded it and made changes to support students with CVI.  We are sharing it so everyone can enjoy it!

WHO:  The book was written by Jessica Mattison and posted at Tarheel Reader:
- www.tarheelreader.org

It was modified by Dr. Gretchen Hanser.

HOW:  Gretchen made the following changes to support students with CVI:
1) Added a black background to each slide so that the pictures would 'pop'
2) Added a yellow background to each text box, so that the words would also 'pop'
3) Made the font larger, bolder, and added 3 spaces between each word to support print tracking
4) Added a bold transition so that students will definitely notice page turning (note:  it is called 'Box' in the current version of Powerpoint)
5) Added a sound effect for each animal (resources listed on cover page)

NOTE:  You might need to 'tweak' this further to match the needs of your students, but this is a great place to start!!

WHERE:  Get the revised and CVI-friendly version of ABC Animals using the click below:
ABC Animals CVI-Friendly Book

Friday, October 20, 2017

Independent Self Selected Reading for iPad Switch Users

WHAT:  Closing the Gap Handout

WHO:  Laurel Buell, Gretchen Hanser, Caroline Musselwhite, Deanna Wagner

Independent Self Selected Switch 

Where Oh Where are the Books for Students with Cortical Vision Impairment?

Where Oh Where are the Books for Students with Cortical Vision Impairment?

Closing the Gap, Bloomington, Minnesota, October 20, 2017

Gretchen Hanser PhD, gretchen@gretchenhanser.com
Caroline Musselwhite EdD, www.aacintervention.com
Deanna K Wagner MS, CCC-SLP, deannawagner@mac.com

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Power of Music For Students Who Use AAC

WHAT:  The Power of Music for Students Who Use AAC:  High Tech & Light Tech - a Closing the Gap 2017 presentation

WHO:  This workshop was presented by Snoopi Botten & Caroline Musselwhite

The Flame of Hope

WHERE:  Get the handout by clicking on the link below:
Power of Music CTG 17 Handout