This is Part 3 of the 5-part series, Applying the Science of Reading, Writing, and Oral Language for Students Who Use AAC. The ability to spell opens academic, social, and employment doors for children with complex communication needs (CCN) who use or benefit from augmentative-alternative communication (AAC). This course discusses evidence-based assessment and intervention ideas to help students with CCN who use AAC become “spellers,” and broaden their overall communication skills.
This course is presented in joint partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
Part 1: Course 9787, Part 2: Course 9792, Part 4: Course 9789, Part 5: Course 9791
Course created on August 4, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the rationale for advocating for spelling instruction for children with complex communication needs who use or benefit from AAC.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the critical elements in assessing spelling development for children with complex communication needs who use or benefit from AAC.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the elements and implementation strategies used in a comprehensive spelling intervention for children with complex communication needs who use or benefit from AAC.
|5-10 Minutes||Statement of the problem|
|10-20 Minutes||Background research|
|20-35 Minutes||Assessment ideas|
|35-55 Minutes||Intervention ideas|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Jillian McCarthy, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. Her current research focuses on examining and developing evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies to address language and literacy development; more specifically, vocabulary and spelling development for children with complex communication needs who use or benefit from augmentative-alternative communication (AAC). She has received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare speech-language pathology students in the areas of AAC, language, and literacy, as well as the National Institutes of Health.
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