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Friday, December 2 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Using the prompt hierarchy and fading to teach typing for the purpose of communicating to people who don't yet use words to speak LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Individuals with significant disabilities who type to communicate attain levels of inclusion far greater than their peers who do not have reliable, effective means to communicate. Exploring the experiences of independent typists will create an in-depth understanding of how independent communication can be achieved for people with significant disabilities. 


  • Participants will distinguish the differences between traditional prompting and supported typing for the purpose of communicating. 
  • Participants will identify various challenges in the process of acquiring independent typing skills for the purpose of communicating. 
  • Participants will recognize the viability of facilitated and supported typing to support people in their journey of acquiring reliable, effective and efficient means of communication.

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Molly K. Rearick

Founder & Executive Director, IGNITE Collective, Inc.
communication, AAC, transition, adult supports, inclusive education

Caitlin Solone

Doctoral Student, Special Education, UCLA
Caitlin Solone is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education through the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). Her research examines equity issues related to access to general education for students... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2016 10:20am - 11:10am CST
Jeffersonian/Knickerbocker 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103