Facilitating Communication Competence in Children with Low Incidence Disabilities: Implications of Sensory Issues and Behavior on Communication

To understand communication, one must understand the implications of sensory issues and behavior on communication. Dr. Melinda Wolford will provide insight into issues that influence developing meaningful communication for children with deafblindness. In addition to an understanding of how sensory issues and behavior affect communication, parents will be provided with insights to identify and document the function of their child’s behaviors. Parents will learn how to individualize strategies to address behaviors and further enhance communication with their child.

Speaker: Dr. Melinda Wolford, PhD, is an experienced school psychologist with specialization in neuropsychology. She also served as an assistant professor in school psychology with expertise in parent engagement, staff development, consultation, assessment, and intervention.

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Target Audience:

Parents with children registered on the Ohio Deafblind Census


Friday, May 3, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Deer Creek State Park Lodge & Conference Center
22300 State Park Road 20
Mt. Sterling, OH 43143

To register, or if you have questions, please contact Kathy Richards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at 614-897- 0020 x 101 no later than March 29, 2019.

There is no cost to registered participants. Overnight accommodations and meals will be provided.

Since the weekend is designed to focus on learning and respite for adults, please make arrangements for your childcare at home. OCDBE will provide each family with a stipend to help with costs associated with home childcare.

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