Students with significant communication challenges require extensive supports to develop skills in reading and writing. This course will describe ways of infusing Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) therapy sessions with opportunities for literacy learning. Practical strategies and activities will be discussed.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe strategies providing alternative access to reading and writing materials for students who use AAC.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify tools for emergent literacy assessment.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe methods for embedding literacy activities into AAC therapies.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify resources for additional information in the area of AAC and literacy.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the roles of enrichment, transitional, and conventional text.
|0-15 Minutes||Overview; Levels of Text|
|15-25 Minutes||Emergent literacy assessment|
|25-40 Minutes||Alternative access for reading and writing|
|40-55 Minutes||Embedding literacy activities into AAC therapy sessions|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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