Professional Development for Communication Specialists

A three-part course designed to educate Rett professionals on best practices for implementing The Rett Syndrome Communications Guidelines

Rett Syndrome Communication Guidelines, funded by IRSF, is the first evidence-based publication involving over 600 professionals and caregivers across 43 countries. It provides therapists, educators, and families with information on assessment, intervention, and long-term management of communication in individuals with Rett syndrome.

“These guidelines are an effective and concise resource that students and professionals can refer to during their training and for years to come as they are applicable to almost anyone who may use or need AAC.” – Stephanie Meehan, SLP and AAC Specialist, Professor, University of Kansas

The Communication in Rett Syndrome Program provides professionals with strategies to help Rett individuals reach their full communication potential.

Format: Three one-hour webinars provide introductory information on Rett syndrome, outline how features of Rett impact communication, and share best practices in assessment and intervention.

Free to SLPs, educators, OTs, ABA therapists, paraprofessionals, and graduate students.

Professional Development Hours. Earn up to three professional development hours by taking a brief post-webinar quiz after completing each course. These courses are designed to be taken in order.

Online Forum. Professionals who complete all three courses will be invited to participate in a private, online forum hosted by IRSF and led by experts in the field that will provide ongoing mentorship, resources, and education about communication in Rett Syndrome.

To qualify for the forum, professionals need to take and pass the corresponding quiz for each course. After passing all three quizzes, they will receive an email inviting them to join the private online forum for continuing professional mentorship.

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Communication in Rett syndrome Webinar Series Course 1

Communication and Rett Syndrome: A Review of the Basics and Consideration of Barriers Webinar YouTube link:


Communication in Rett syndrome Webinar Series Course 2

Communication and Rett Syndrome: Principles of Assessment


Communication in Rett syndrome Webinar Series Course 3

Communication and Rett Syndrome: Strategies for Intervention


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Programming is made possible through the generous support of Novartis.