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Training Webinar: USING THE COMMUNICATION MATRIX
Description: This 79 minute webinar explains the structure and use of the Communication Matrix, a tool for evaluating expressive communication skills in early communicators.
Speech Language Pathologists, Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Family Members
Participants will be able to describe the organizational structure of the Communication Matrix.
Participants will be able to use the Communication Matrix to assess expressive communication skills in early communicators.
- Participants will be able to use the online Communication Matrix to review results with family members.
Participants will be able to generate clinical reports using the Custom Report feature of the online Communication Matrix.
Course Content Disclosure Statement
This course has been developed and copyrighted as a product entitled the Communication Matrix. Because there are no similar products available, this webinar will only cover information that pertains to its proper use.
This webinar focuses exclusively on use of the Communication Matrix and does not include information about any other similar products.
Dr. Charity Rowland
Dr. Rowland’s research involves the assessment and education of individuals with severe disabilities, especially people without speech. Her work seeks to include parents equally with professionals in the assessment of their children. Her online assessment and community of practice are available in multiple languages to people around the world.
Dr. Emily D. Quinn
Emily D. Quinn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a certified speech-language pathologist and clinician-scientist. Her research is focused on optimizing language interventions for children with language impairments and neurodevelopmental disabilities. She has expertise in caregiver-implemented interventions, telehealth and distance education, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Dr. Kristi Atkins
Kristi Atkins, EdD, CCC-SLP is an associate professor and speech-language pathologist at the Institute on Development and Disability at Oregon Health & Science University. She works on pediatric interdisciplinary diagnostic teams in the Autism, Hearing Loss, and Developmental Evaluation clinics. Her research interests include developmental outcomes and service utilization for young children at increased risk of experiencing delays and improving interventions for children with significant neurodevelopmental differences.
Alexandria has a B.A. in psychology and is currently a research assistant Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and the Chief Operating Officer of the Communication Matrix Foundation. She has worked as a research assistant, librarian’s assistant, and a counselor at a camp for teens with autism. Her research interests include motivational, educational, and neurological development of children of all ages and developmental capabilities.
Instructional Personnel Disclosure Statement
Dr. Charity Rowland
Financial – This work was supported by a U.S. Department of Education Grant Communication Matrix Community of Practice project (H327S130010). Dr. Rowland receives no financial gain from sales of the Communication Matrix or from fees for this webinar. All such fees are directed to the Communication Matrix Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization. All such fees are used to support maintenance of the online version of the Communication Matrix.
Nonfinancial --Dr. Charity Rowland is the sole author of the Communication Matrix and developed this webinar. She is an unpaid board member of the Communication Matrix Foundation.
Dr. Emily D. Quinn
Financial- This work was supported by a U.S. Department of Education Grant Communication Matrix Community of Practice project (H327S130010). Dr. Quinn has a financial interest in the Communication Matrix Foundation, an organization that may benefit from this webinar. She receives pay as an occasional contractor for the Communication Matrix Foundation. This potential conflict of interest has been reviewed and managed by Oregon Health and Science University.
Nonfinancial- Dr. Quinn is a board member of the Communication Matrix Foundation.
Dr. Kristi Atkins
Financial: This work was supported by a U.S. Department of Education Grant Communication Matrix Community of Practice project (H327S130010).
Financial- This work was supported by a U.S. Department of Education Grant Communication Matrix Community of Practice project (H327S130010). Alexandria Cook has a financial interest in the Communication Matrix Foundation, an organization that may benefit from this webinar. She receives a salary as Chief Operating Officer. This potential conflict of interest has been reviewed and managed by Oregon Health and Science University.
Nonfinancial- Alexandria is a board member of the Communication Matrix Foundation.
This self-study online course was written by Dr. Charity Rowland. Partial funding to develop and deliver this course was provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Grant # H327A110010).
Time Ordered Agenda
0:00-6:36: Disclosures, Objectives, and Introduction
6:37-23:13: Structure of the Communication Matrix, Levels, and Reasons to Communicate
23:14-27:42 : Specific Communication Behaviors
27:43-51:24: Use of the online Communication Matrix Assessment
51:25-57:40 : Student Examples
57:41- 1:03:12: Summarizing Results and Using Results to Plan Instruction
1:03:13- 1:09:33: Custom Report
1:09:34- 1:12:29: The Communication Matrix Community
1:12:30-1:14:40: Who Uses the Communication Matrix?
1:14:41- 1:15:46: Translations and Translating Results
1:15:47- 1:18:47: Donations, Online Help and Other Website Features
After completing the course, you will be taken to a quiz. You must pass this quiz in order to receive ASHA CEUs or the certificate of completion. You may repeat questions until you get to 100% correct questions.
The Communication Matrix online assessment is available for free by using the “Try It” function. If you wish to save the assessment results, you can purchase assessment credits at $2 per credit. The first 5 assessment credits are free. Group accounts are also available for $150. For more information about our pricing structure, please see this document
. You may also purchase PDF copies for $5 per PDF on https://designtolearn.com/
No refunds are available for full or partially watched webinars.
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Communication Matrix Intervention Modules
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