Communication

Communication is the foundation of all our instructional efforts. To support and facilitate the communication programs for our students, KMSA has a full-time Speech and Language Pathologists and two speech assistants. Our faculty is thoroughly trained and competent in the area of augmentative communication systems and assistive technology.

Augmentative communication is an alternative way to help students and adults with language disorders to develop expressive language or receptive language. Augmentative communication can be accomplished through assistive technology devices such as computers or hand held devices. Low technology such as

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is implemented to teach functional communication skills with an initial focus on spontaneous communication.

 

We uphold the Communication Bill of Rights as published by the Joint Committee for Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities.