AAC and Literacy: Why it Matters and How to Get Started London

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Monday, April 29, 2019


Join us for a hands-on workshop learning about how to think, plan, and implement effective literacy instruction for people who use AAC.

  • What matters most when it comes to literacy instruction?
  • What do learners need to engage and learn?
  • Where do we begin?

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.

What is included?

  • A full copy of Snap + Core First
  • Free printable resources
  • Extended trials of Boardmaker Online
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Exclusive discounts, offers, and prizes

What will I learn?

  • How core vocabulary can jumpstart both communication and literacy learning
  • How-to strategies for effective, engaging beginning literacy instruction
  • How to enhance and extend learning

Who is this day for?

  • Anyone interested in learning practical use of literacy instruction in their environment
  • Teachers, SLTs, TAs, parents, carers or anyone who wants to support the learning needs of AAC users
  • Anyone who has or wants to attend a TD event
  • Any communication partner!

Date & Time: Monday, April 29, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT


Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability  West Hill,  London,    SW15 3SW,  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.

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