Professional Development

The Power of the Communication Matrix *

Presented by Karen Natoci, M.S., CCC-SLP, AAC Specialist (3 or 6 hrs)

The Communication Matrix will be described in detail along with ways to use the Matrix results to plan intervention and write AAC funding reports. Attendees will walk away with an understanding on how to interpret results to guide intervention practices. The interventions practices will emphasize the use of Aided Symbol Input, structured routines, experiences and literacy to promote progress. Karen Natoci is a dynamic presenter who has worked directly with Dr. Charity Rowland at OHSU and speaks from her own experience using the Matrix in her practice. *NOTE: This is a fast-paced course that is best offered for full day training (6hrs). A 3 hr. training is available, but will not include break-out sessions. It is recommended that teams attend this training with an SLP, teacher, parents and instructional assistants.