Communicating with Core Vocab in Snap + Core First (Olathe KS)

On Location Training
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Training Type: Implementation Workshop


In this session, we will review a core word strategy approach supporting both communication and literacy development for individuals with complex communication needs. Based on best practices, participants will review research and strategies to support core vocabulary for communication as well as core word lesson plans to support literacy development.  We will review the Snap + Core First communication software and demonstrate how to target core vocabulary in communication activities across learning environments.

Learning Outcomes:  Upon successful completion, participants will be able to: 

  • Review three language characteristics of a core word strategy
  • Describe three targeted activities that support communication with core vocabulary across learning environments
  • Describe two types of implementation strategies that support literacy development through core word vocabulary

Check-in begins at 8:15 am

Olathe School District
Instructional Resource Center - Room A
14090 S. Black Bob Road 
Olathe, KS  66062

Contact: Andrew Lewis

Participants are expected to be present for the entire program.  

Picture of the ASHA provider certification

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

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.25

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 2019 08:45 AM - 11:30 AM CT


Olathe SD - Instructional Resource Center  14090 S. Black Bob Road,  Olathe,  Kansas  66062,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 48

Presenter: Karen Rodgers

Karen Rodgers M.S., CCC-SLP has many years of experience in the rehabilitation setting providing assessment, therapy, and consultation to pediatrics and adults with wide variety of diagnoses and disorders. A primary focus for practice includes the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and supporting her patients’ successful communication. Karen is a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Services Team where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at conferences about AAC topics.

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