TIES Center Briefs: Communication Supports for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know (TIES Center Brief #9)

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Part of the TIES Center Briefs series.
Author(s)
Ricki Sabia, Martha L Thurlow, Jacqui Kearns

Description

This Brief describes how families and other members of Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams can help students get the supports they need to build their communicative competence in inclusive classrooms. All students communicate, but some students may need options other than oral speech, or in addition to oral speech. Being able to communicate is an important skill for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Communication does not need to be oral. But it should be sufficient for conveying messages to others.    

Details

Date
June 2022 
Type
Brief 
Edition
Number 9
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)
Collaborators
TIES Center: Increasing Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State Support for Inclusive Practices for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Topics

  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Instruction
    • Parents & Families
    • Students with Disabilities
    • Alternate Assessments