Webinars: Specialized Communication for Case Managers

This is a special two-part set of webinars for case managers, and others, in Maine who work with people with intellectual disabilities.

Specialized Communication for Case Managers Part 1: Speaking with People with Intellectual Disability

Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Program Description

computer keyboardIn this webinar, case managers and others learn about the kinds of communication barriers typically encountered when working with people with intellectual disability (ID). Most of the time will be spent on strategies to make communication happen more easily with some discussion of ways to work cooperatively with residential and group home staff to maximize the client’s communication success.

Specialized Communication for Case Managers Part 2: Getting Hearing and Communication Services for Clients

Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Program Description

In this webinar, case managers and others learn about the various communication services available to clients with intellectual disability (ID), how they are funded and the process for obtaining them.

Topics covered include hearing aids and hearing assistive technology, communication therapy and communication assistive technology and recreational opportunities to increase communication that would require funding.

Presenter

Dr. Romy Spitz is the statewide consultant to the Office of Aging and Disability Services on deafness, hearing loss and non-traditional communication strategies. She works with state and contracted agencies to ensure that people with hearing and communication barriers have equal access to the same services as those who do not. She is also Adjunct Professor of Linguistics at the University of Southern Maine specializing in neurolinguistics.

Registration

>>Please use this link to register for these webinars. You may register for one, or both of these webinars on the same form.<<

How to Access this Webinar

Please read and follow the directions linked here to access the webinar. We suggest that you test your system and check the technical requirements as soon as possible.

Certificates of Attendance

At the end of presentation, you will be given a link to a website where you can fill out an optional program evaluation form. Certificates of Attendance will be sent (via e-mail) to those who have completed the evaluation form.

Accommodation

CART captioning is provided for all Maine CITE webinar. If you need an additional accommodation to participate in this webinar, please contact Maine CITE Program via e-mail at iweb@mainecite.org or by calling 207-621-3195