Stories of Practice and Support During COVID

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Part of the ISAAC-Canada Webinar Series

Presenters:  Anne- Marie Yaworski, Braille & Literacy Specialist, Montreal, PQ; Dr. Karen, Pollock, Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; Krista Wennerstrom, SLP, Edmonton, AB; Alison Rumball, OCT, MSEd, Toronto, ON; Shaun Pearson, SLP, Calgary, AB

Moderator: Dr. Kathy Howery

Webinar Description: This webinar presents an opportunity to hear from five Canadian professionals who have, like all of us, been dealing with how to support children and youth with complex communication needs and their families in the time of COVID. The presenters will share their stories, including what they have been doing that is different since COVID, what successes they have achieved, what challenges they have encountered, and what they will continue to do whether COVID exists in the world or not.

Topics include: Teaching Emergent Communicators and PWUAAC during a Pandemic; An Online AAC Camp; Supports in a Large Urban District; An Online Parent Support Group; Strategies for Successful Engagement with PWUAAC over the Digital Platform.

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Learn about five experiences of changing practices during COVID
  2. What was successful for the presenters in their new COVID practices?
  3. What challenges have the presenters encountered?
  4. What have presenters learned that they will take forward in their practices whether COVID protocols continue or not?


Stories of Practice and Support During COVID (PowerPoint Presentation, PDF, 7 MB)


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