Connections 2018


September 14-15, 2018, New Orleans, LA


Two-day training focusing on interventional and educational strategies for students with unique communication needs with an emphasis on Mild and Unilateral Hearing Loss, Augmentative and Alternative Communication with Tactile Symbols, Assistive Technology for Visual Impairment and Hearing Impairment, Orientation & Mobility for the Visually Impaired, Pro-tactile and Tactile Interpreting for the Deafblind, Face-to-Face Communication with the Deafblind, American Sign Language Interpreting, Genetics of Hearing Loss, Early Intervention, Self-Care for Professionals, Diversity Sensitivity, and Professional Ethics.


Dr. Michael Norman            Bradley Wellons      

Dr. Carol Flexor                   Janae Llopis

Dr. Bradley Porche             Dr. Kimberly Frazier

Terri Ibieta                           Dr. Steven Collins

Dr. Rose Angelocci             Scott Crawford

Lauren Griffiths                    Ayesha Umrigar

Kenneth Lacho                    Rox’E Homstad


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will understand the interdisciplinary coordination necessary for effective communication for students with unique communication needs secondary to sensory loss.
  2. Participants will understand the professional self-care and ethics of professional procedure when working with students with unique communication needs secondary to sensory loss.
  3. Participants will understand the importance of student access to low-tech, no-tech, and high-tech augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology.
  4. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of collaboration embodied by the words of Helen Keller “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”.


This activity is offered for up to 1.4 CEUs (14.0 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:
  1. Download, and complete the following forms.
  2. Save the files names: 180915_LSU_Lastname_Firstname
  3. Send both files to
  4. CEU certificate will be sent after submitting the two forms

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