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Nancy McKinley Lecture Series Archive CEU Courses for SLPs

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iPad® Opportunities and AAC
Presented by Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #7725 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is part of the 2016 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Topics in AAC. The iPad® has become a prominent player in the world of speech-language pathology, special education, and augmentative-alternative communication. This course will provide a comprehensive look at obstacles and opportunities resulting from the introduction of the iPad into society.

AAC in the General Education Classroom: Using Descriptive Talking to Teach Students Using Robust AAC Systems
Presented by Gail M. Van Tatenhove, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #7741 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is part of the 2016 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Topics in AAC. Descriptive talking is a strategy that focuses on using core vocabulary words for lesson-specific words. This course will focus on applying Descriptive Talking with students who have the potential to produce generative language with their AAC systems when participating in academic lessons in a general education classroom.

Building Collaborative Teams for AAC
Presented by Jennifer Thistle, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #7729 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is part of the 2016 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Topics in AAC. This course focuses on the importance of collaboration between families and professionals, with tips that are useful for all teams. Examples of collaborative behavior and strategies for building teams supporting AAC assessment and intervention will be discussed.

Building Literacy Using Grade-Level Literature (or How to Adapt a Book)
Presented by Tracie Zakas, PhD
Video
Course: #7301 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is part of the 2015 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Aligning Literacy Instruction to Standards for Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities (Including Autism), and is presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Story-based lessons provide teachers with very powerful strategies for teaching literacy engagement skills. A well-planned story-based lesson allows students to meaningfully experience a story, book chapter, or textbook passage. Planning is the key to getting the most from a story-based lesson.

Augmentative Communication: The Key to Helping Students Show What They Know
Presented by Joni Nygard, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #7302 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is part of the 2015 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Aligning Literacy Instruction to Standards for Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities (Including Autism), and is presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Communication tools can be the key to support students’ learning, both in and outside the classroom. Discussion will include augmentative/alterntative communication (AAC) tools and strategies that students with complex communication needs can use for successful interactions; video examples highlighting research-based curricula will also be shared.

English/Language Arts Instruction for Middle/High School Learners with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities
Presented by Pamela Mims, PhD
Video
Course: #7300 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is part of the 2015 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Aligning Literacy Instruction to Standards for Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities (Including Autism), and is presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This course will provide attendees with best practices to teach grade aligned middle and high school English/Language Arts (ELA) content. The best practices highlighted have been derived from rigorous studies conducted with a wide range of students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities and autism.

Literacy Instruction for Young Learners with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities
Presented by Angel Lee, PhD
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Course: #7299 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is part of the 2015 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Aligning Literacy Instruction to Standards for Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities (Including Autism), and is presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This course will describe the strategies evaluated in a 2011 study on individualizing responses, systematic instruction, and assistive technology in the context of story-based lessons. Although the research was with students who are school-aged, nearly all of the strategies are applicable for younger students.

Understanding Alignment and Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities
Presented by Bree Jimenez, PhD
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Course: #7298 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is part of the 2015 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Aligning Literacy Instruction to Standards for Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities (Including Autism), and is presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This course will offer instructional strategies to help create access to the standard curriculum for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Participants will learn how to apply universal design of learning for all students, involve students in their own learning, translate research to practice, and teach to generalization. Participants will also learn how to to teach to measurable, standards-based objectives that are relevant and meaningful for students who access curriculum at various levels.