Training Type: Implementation Workshop
There is increasing evidence and understanding that all students can learn to read and write. Research has proven that communication, language, and literacy skills develop in concert with one another, and that time spent in instruction in any one of these areas builds awareness and skill in the other. However, when it comes to individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) it is often thought that they need to develop a certain level of skill in communication with their AAC system before they can benefit from literacy instruction. This workshop will outline why that statement is false, and review steps to getting started in providing literacy instruction for your AAC user.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
· Describe the literacy and language connection
· Discuss how core words support powerful communication
· Describe the role symbols play in literacy
· List two emergent literacy strategies that support individuals who use AAC
Check-in begins at 9:00 am
Brookdale Library - Room C
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Questions? contact: Dannel Friel firstname.lastname@example.org 651-776-3731
Participants are expected to be present for the entire session. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.
Registration on a computer rather than a mobile device is recommended.
This course will be offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).
Course Content Level: Introductory
ASHA CEUs: 0.25
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:15 PM CT
Location:Brookdale Library 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430, United States
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: 31
Presenter: Dannel Friel
Dannel Friel, Northeastern MN Solutions Consultant at Tobii Dynavox. She started providing assistive technology support in 1988 at Gillette Children's Hospital and joined Tobii Dynavox in 1997. Dannel's passion is assisting with all things related to AAC including assessment, the funding process, implementation, training and in-services for those supporting children and adults with severe speech and language disabilities.