Presentation topics: Exploring the Potential of CORE Vocabulary to Support Learners with Complex Communication Needs
Tabi Jones-Wohleber is an SLP on the Assistive Technology Team for Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS). She received a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Penn State University in 2002, and has worked as a school-based SLP since 2003. In 2005 she began working for FCPS and in 2006 at Rock Creek School, a public school for students with multiple disabilities, with most students using AAC in one form or another. In 2008 she joined the Assistive Technology Team. In her role as ACT Team Leader she supports implementation of AAC, as well as devices, tools, and strategies to support reading, writing, and access for diverse learners. She works collaboratively with school staff to provide meaningful professional development, and establish a knowledge base of best practices in AAC, use of visual supports, and tools to support UDL. She has had the opportunity to share some of her best ideas on www.PrAACticalAAC.com. Tabi has presented on resources she has developed to support AAC implementation at local, state, and national conferences. She is deeply passionate about giving students a voice, and empowering teams to creatively address the complex communication needs of students with disabilities, with a focus on nurturing a culture that values communication for all.