Building Social Participation with Boardmaker Online

Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Sandy Klindworth M.S. CCC-SLP

Format: External


Training Type: Boardmaker Software Family


Description: The ability to understand, participate, and communicate in social interactions with others is critical for both interpersonal and educational success in children with ASD and other disabilities. Providing skills and strategies to strengthen social communication for students of all ages is the focus of this webinar.  Come and learn to find, create, and implement printable and onscreen supports and activities to teach and support social communication using Boardmaker Online.  

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this session, participants were able to:

List 3 components of social interaction that guide intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Describe characteristics of effective communication supports for enhancing social participation for individuals with disabilities.

Discuss how social participation may be integrated throughout the day in your setting.

List 5 Boardmaker Online printable and interactive templates that you will use to create activities addressing social participation goals.

Instructor bio:  Sandy Klindworth is a speech language pathologist with over 30 years of experience working with individuals with complex communication needs.  Prior to coming to DynaVox Mayer-Johnson in 2007, she had a long career as a school based SLP and then worked in her own, AAC-focused private practice. She has been a member of the Boardmaker Implementation Team at Tobii Dynavox for 2 years.

Financial Disclosure:  Sandy Klindworth is a full-time employee of Tobii-Dynavox. 

Non-financial Disclosure: Sandy Klindworth has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Content Disclosure: Because of the unique characteristics of our product, this presentation will focus exclusively on the Boardmaker product line and will not include information about other communication or educational products.

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