Communication Strategies for Working with Individuals with Limited or Nonverbal Language Skills
This session will focus on helping professionals be able to identify the different types of nonverbal communication, the components of language (e.g., receptive and expressive language) and help therapeutic riding instructors identify strategies to use with individuals who have limited or no verbal communication to use within their lesson.
Kathryn Guillot- Blankenship, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an assistant professor at Middle Tennessee State University in the Department of Health and Human Performance in the area of Speech Pathology and Audiology. She received a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and her doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Kathryn has 15 years’ experience as a speech language pathologist working with a wide range of individuals with communication disorders, such as hearing impairment, autism, intellectual disabilities and minimally to nonverbal individuals. She has 7 years’ experience in working with individuals with limited communication and verbal abilities in a home health setting. Kathryn’s research interests include speech and language development in children with cochlear implants, family literacy skills with Head Start children, teaching pedagogy and effective clinical supervision techniques.
This presentation will provide one continuing education credit toward the disability education (DE) requirement of PATH Intl. annual certification compliance.
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