This course is offered for parents and caregivers who want to learn how to make their own tools to encourage a child to initiate communication. These “Do-It-Yourself” tools facilitate a multi-sensory approach that is highly effective in promoting communicative intent and knowledge retention. The purpose of this program is to share how to create sensory bags and sensory bottles that can be used in the home environment to foster functional communication.
About the speaker:
Jacqueline Jebian Garcia
is a bilingual speech language pathologist working at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since January 2016. She graduated with a master’s in speech language pathology from Florida International University and also holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Florida Atlantic University. She majored in voice, which is the foundation for her focus in speech language pathology. Through singing, she grew an interest for the relationship between music, language and the brain. She is passionate about combining music and creativity into her multi-sensory approach in order to increase engagement and the ability to learn language in a more hands-on, “out of the box” way. Recently, she has focused on innovative tools that entice children to initiate communication. Through the consistent use of her DIY/multi-sensory approach, she has observed a significant improvement in children’s overall use of functional communication.
Cost: Free with registration
For more information:
For more information or to register, please call 305-662-8282.