Learning Opportunity

Strategies for Supporting Communication and Engagement (3 of 4)

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Terri Duncan
Date:April 01, 2022
Time:8:30 am to 9:30 am MTN
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-DD-FMP-TD-150
Focus: Inclusive Education

Target Audience

Educational/Instructional Assistants

About this Learning Opportunity

This session will build an understanding of expanding communication and engagement in classroom routines, using visual supports for many purposes.

All learning opportunities with the ERLC regional team will focus on the Alberta Education and district priority areas.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator


Terri Duncan, MSLP, R.SLP, S-LP (C) is the Founder and Executive Director of Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton. Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton has grown from 5 families in 2004 to hundreds of families in the program today. She is a Speech Language Pathologist and has worked with children with autism and other developmental delays for more than 23 years. Terri has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Ottawa and her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Alberta. She has presented at several conferences and taught classes on autism and communication at MacEwan University and the University of Alberta. Her interest in working with children with autism began when she worked as an aide with a four-year-old boy with autism in a family’s home. Since that time she has been fascinated by the complexity of autism and the resilience of families dealing with the challenges they face on a daily basis.