AAC and Literacy: How to Get Started (Norman, OK)

On location training
Friday, March 27, 2020

Training Type: Implementation Workshop

Description:

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 12:30 pm


Location:

J.D. McCarty Center

Conference Center

2002 E Robinson Street

Norman, OK 73071


Questions? contact: Nuala South nuala.south@tobiidynavox.com 405-822-5799


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.


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This course will be offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).


 

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.25

Date & Time: Friday, March 27, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:45 PM CT

Location:

J. D. McCarty Center  2002 E. Robinson Street,  Norman,  Oklahoma  73071,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 39

Presenter: Nuala South

Nuala South received her degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist since 1981, specializing in the field of augmentative and alternative communication with children and adults with developmental and acquired disabilities. She has presented at a number of state conferences and local associations, as well as conducting workshops and trainings, all related to augmentative and alternative communication. Nuala has taught AAC at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma State University. Nuala has been employed as an AAC sales consultant for Tobii Dynavox for Oklahoma and Arkansas since 2008. She provides assistance with trainings, demonstrations, evaluations, and funding for communication devices for adults & children. Nuala has received the Gwen Cacy Award for outstanding clinician and Honors of the Association from the Oklahoma Speech and Hearing Association.

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