Strategies for Success (Orlando, FL)

On location training
Friday, January 31, 2020

Training Type: Tobii Dynavox Learning Lounge Session


Trying to infuse communication and modeling opportunities into all subject areas can be an overwhelming task for any educator. During Megan Stewart and Jennifer Zeveney's presentation simple, yet effective lessons and activities that we have developed and used with students with autism and related disabilities from PreK to 5th grade will be shared. These activities could easily be used with students with other various developmental and/or physical disabilities as well. Lessons and activities will cover the following subjects and domains: language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music, functional routines, social skills, and life/recreational skills, with a focus on increasing communication and modeling opportunities throughout the day. Incorporating a variety of Augmentative and Alternative Communication methods, from low to high tech, within the lessons will be demonstrated with an emphasis on aided language stimulation. Increasing communication and modeling opportunities across subject areas increased lesson fluidity, classroom structure, and the effectiveness of teacher’s instructional delivery.

Megan Stewart, MS CCC-SLP is a Speech/Language Pathologist with 16 years of experience, most of which have been spent serving students with complex communication needs, within a variety of settings, including early intervention, home health, hippotherapy, and elementary school level. Megan received her Masters degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and now resides in Jacksonville, FL. With extensive knowledge regarding various forms of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) from low to high tech, Megan’s passion is to help guide students, parents and professionals alike in their journey to find the AAC system(s) that will help them become the most independent and autonomous communicators possible. Megan currently works at Oak Hill Academy, a one of a kind, public, center school in the Duval County Public School System, serving students with Autism and related disabilities.

Jennifer Zeveney is a Communication Social Skills/ESE Site Coach at Oak Hill Academy, a center school for students with ASD and related disabilities, within the Duval County Public Schools, in Jacksonville, Florida. Jennifer graduated from Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in Art Education. Over her 26 years in education, she has taught in art, general education, inclusion, and self-contained classrooms. Over her extensive teaching experience, she has nurtured and developed an educational philosophy comprised of best instructional practices, appropriate supports, data driven instruction, highly effective collaboration, outside-of-thebox thinking, and supportive, safe, and highly motivating learning environments. Her commitment to inspiring and supporting her fellow teachers is evident in the professional development sessions she has assisted the leadership team in planning, as well as the classroom visits and support she provides on a daily basis. Jennifer lives in St. Augustine, Florida with her husband and five children.  

All presentations at ATIA will be held in Curacao #5

Course Content Level: Introductory

Date & Time: Friday, January 31, 2020 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM ET


Caribe Royale  8101 World Center Dr,  Orlando,  Florida  32821-5408,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 33

Presenter: Tobii Dynavox Staff

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