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Employment Opportunity – Special Education Teacher

The special education teacher works as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide an educational program to children with severe speech and physical impairments. This individual is responsible for: assessing and evaluating students and programs; implementing curriculum; managing and supporting students in general education setting; planning components of the educational program and providing individual student … Continue reading

Employment Opportunity – Instructional Assistants

The Bridge School is looking for dynamic, positive and energetic individuals to serve as Instructional Assistants (paraprofessional) in our school program and become a part of our interdisciplinary teams. We serve children between the ages of 3 – 12 with extensive physical and speech impairments. Duties include assisting in instructional activities, providing physical care, and … Continue reading

CVI Webinar #9 – Archive Available

Effective Interaction Strategies for Children with Cortical Visual Impairment and Complex Communication Needs In previous webinars, we have talked about the impact of Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) on children with Complex Communication Needs (CCN), how to identify them, assess and accommodate the environment and the materials we use with them; and although we have talked … Continue reading

Kyung Im Han Teacher in Residence (TIR)

I have published articles as well as educated special education teachers, parents with children with disabilities and my undergraduate and graduate students about AAC. In 2011, only a few people knew about AAC in South Korea but many more teachers and parents are interested in AAC nowadays.  Many teachers and parents want to know AAC … Continue reading

Communication Awareness

Talking with Technology October is the official Communication Awareness month, but Communication Awareness at The Bridge School is EVERY month. We share a location with North Elementary School in Hillsborough and our students attend classes and events with North students and staff.  Recently two of our students, who are on the North School Student Council, gave … Continue reading

Beyond Bridge

The Bridge School is always interested in sharing information that highlights events, projects, and performances as well as breakthroughs in research, intervention strategies and opportunities for children and adults who have physical impairments.  Daryl Hannah, one of our Board of Directors, sent this choreographed performance for us to share.  Enjoy!  View this post on Instagram … Continue reading

Make an impact!

Millions of people in the world have speech and language disabilities that make communication difficult. Therefore, it is critical to remind others that accessibility includes communication. Communication Access is about what you can do to communicate effectively. Personalize the “Accessibility Includes Communication” flyer and share with others tips on how they can interact and communicate … Continue reading

Save the Date for 2023 AAC by the Bay

Save the Date for The Bridge School AAC by the Bay, April 27-28,2023. @ Cisco in San Jose, California.  Join us live in-person orstream online.  Details coming soon at: https://www.bridgeschool.org/outreach/aac-by-the-bay/

TIR – Madhumita Dasgupta

Our past Teacher in Residence, Madhumita Dasgupta will be presenting a webinar on Writer’s Workshop – Enabling Self-Expression for All. The webinar will showcase an overview of the adaptations made to implement The Bridge School model of Writer’s Workshop successfully in IICP. It is to demonstrate the strategies of how students using AAC or using … Continue reading

Creating a Path for Systematic Investigation of Children With Cortical Visual Impairment Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

There are significant challenges to face when serving children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)  who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). One of the challenges is to find evidence-based research and intervention to guide practice. Boster, et. al., conducted a review designed to explore the available evidence on the topic and found that out of over 500 articles, … Continue reading