Small Talks with Dana Nieder, Erin Sheldon, Lindsey Paden Cargill, Eleanor Francis, and Tabi Jones-Wohleber
Happy New Year! This week, the TWT team would like to share five “Small Talks”, each 7 minutes or less, that we recorded with TWT guests Dana Nieder, Erin Sheldon, Lindsey Paden Cargill, Eleanor Francis, and Tabi Jones-Wohleber!
In our first Small Talk, Chris chats with Dana Nieder about her 21-day modeling challenge. Dana shares about how she helped people to stay on track with the challenge, gave people new ideas for modeling, and bringing the device along with the family!
Second, Erin Sheldon talks about what she learned listening to feedback from adult users of AAC. This included how to be a better speaking partner with AAC users, why finding out how an AAC user wants to communicate with you is so important, and the need for respecting the privacy of AAC users (e.g., asking permission to use their device, check their message history, etc).
Third, Lindsey Paden Cargill chats about things she does to generate language with students and make learning fun! Helicopter toys, balloons, spin art – Lindsey shares how she uses activities to engage and motivate her students to learn language!
Fourth, Eleanor Francis discusses how her school’s AAC users use the Square app to collect payment for their school’s coffee club! Her students are using the same app as stores use in the community, and the results have been great!
Finally, Tabi Jones-Wohleber talks about “Camp Gizmo”, a summer “camp” where parents, graduate students, and professionals learn hands-on how to help young children with multiple assistive technology needs!
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