The Communication Matrix assessment, by Rowland (2004) has provided us a framework for the construction of Communication-in-Action. It is designed to apply the information from the Matrix to strategies for instruction including goals, video illustrated interventions, and resources for learners with complex communication needs Service providers across disciplines (Educators, PT, OT, SLP) participated in its development. This reflects our belief that successful development of communication requires the unique skills and perspectives of all members of the team. This discussion will lead participants through use of the guide, highlighting video examples, resources and the goals it describes for these learners.
- Participants will identify the four elements of expressive communication.
- Participants will be able to describe intervention targets at each level on the communication matrix.
- Participants will be able to write a goal for a learner at communication level I-IV.