Early Childhood Town Hall – April 23, 2024

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Transition from AzEIP to Preschool: Best Practices Save the Date: Tuesday, April 23, from 5:00 – pm-5:45 pm Please join us for a virtual Early Childhood Town Hall on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 from 5:00 – 5:45 pm.   Come learn best practices of transitioning children from early intervention to preschool!  We will go over timelines,

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ArSHA Elections, 2024

Several positions for the ArSHA Board for the upcoming 2024 – 2025 Board Year (running July 1st to June 30th) are to be determined this month, with elections closing on April 2nd.  Positions to be opened with those running for election are listed below. These are positions for voting members of the executive board, but

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Bilingual AAC Resources for Promote Family Buy-in

Rui Hernandez, MA, CCC-SLP

It is crucial to capitalize on the home language foundations of our AAC users to facilitate dual language development. We know this leads to access and engagement in ALL environments. By incorporating the home language into intervention planning, family buy-in increases. This is critical to AAC intervention to avoid isolation at home and in cultural communities. Supporting bilingual families can be challenging particularly when there is a provider-client language mismatch. SLPs need to be creative in using available resources to meet the AAC user’s needs. This article includes resources to for SLPs and parents to support bilingual AAC users and their language development journey. 

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