The presenter will share ideas for creating practical integration plans and strategies that you and your staff can use to promote literacy learning with your children and students who use augmentative and/or alternative communication systems. This webinar integrates the model of participation process with the practices of balanced literacy instruction. Examples will be given of students who use their AAC systems in the learning and demonstration of literacy skills. Through these illustrations and further explanations of ways to boost communication and literacy, participants will construct a plan to address the impacts of AAC and literacy on their own students. Whether you have students using lo-tech or hi-tech systems, participation in literacy learning activities can be motivating, educational, and purposeful. No one type of AAC system will be addressed. A variety of low tech, apps, and devices will be used in the examples.
The participant will be able to…
- Target literacy activities by the type of communication interaction that they promote, and
- Create a participation plan for the integration of AAC and literacy activities into the school day of a student.
The live webinar link will be available here one hour before the event starts.
Certificate of Participation
At the end of each TechKnowledgy webinar, you will be given a link to an evaluation to complete and submit. When this is done, you will receive another link to a certificate of participation, where you can type in your name and then print it out. This certificate can be submitted to your supervisor or administrator who can determine how many recertification points can be given.