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Tangible Symbols

In this webcast, Elizabeth Torrey talks about the use of tangible symbols to support the development of communication in children.

In this webcast, Elizabeth Torrey talks about the use of “tangible symbols,” a term originally coined by Charity Rowland, Ph.D. and Philip D. Schweigert, M.Ed, to support the development of communication in children who experience a variety of severe communication disorders and who are unable to use abstract symbols. The webcast draws from the work of J. Van Dijk as well as the work of Rowland and Schweigert.

Elizabeth Torrey is a Speech and Language Pathologist in the Early Learning Center at Perkins School for the Blind. She has extensive experience working with children with visual impairments who are at the early stages of language development.

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Presented by Elizabeth Torrey

Length of time to complete: approximately 30 minutes

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