Join us for a hands-on workshop learning about how to think, plan, and implement effective literacy instruction for people who use AAC.
We’ll answer these questions and many more as we introduce you to some key strategies for integrating communication and literacy learning in effective, evidence-based ways.
Come and see how you can jumpstart your teaching and engage all learners in meaningful reading and writing activities whilst supporting AAC systems from paper based to high tech robust systems like Snap + Core First. We'll dive into using pre-made (and free!) curriculum supports like Core First Learning and Boardmaker Activities to Go.
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Date & Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT
Location:Access to Communication and Technology West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre 91 Oak Tree Lane, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6JA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free of Charge
Presenter: Maureen Donnelly, Curriculum Manager, Tobii Dynavox USA: Maureen is an early childhood educator who has taught students of diverse abilities and ages. She received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.Ed from the University of New Hampshire, where she studied under Karen Erickson, the Director of the Center for Literacy & Disability Studies at Chapel Hill.
Tina Voizey, Education Manager, Tobii Dynavox UK & Eire: Tina is a special educator with a long history of working with learners in a classroom environment and within the assistive technology industry. She received a B.S. in Special Education specialising in PMLD from East Carolina University and recently attended the Comprehensive Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities and Complex Communication Needs course with Drs Karen Erickson and David Koppenhaver.