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.
Course created on September 10, 2014
- 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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Carole Zangari, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Zangari is a faculty member in the SLP Department at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Executive Director of the NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Satellite. She is co-author of TELL ME: AAC in the Preschool Classroom and co-edited Practically Speaking Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students with AAC Needs. Dr. Zangari teaches AAC courses to students at the master’s and doctoral levels, supervises in the AAC clinic, and coordinates the AAC Lab. She blogs at www.PrAACticalAAC.org.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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