AAC in the Desert - Emergent Literacy & AAC (with Gretchen Hanser and Erin Sheldon)
Come to beautiful Phoenix for three days of learning, sharing and fun! This year’s focus will be on language, emergent literacy development for students with significant disabilities who use Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC).
Topics will include
Integrating language development into every subject and activity with a rich aided language environment Implementing shared and guided reading activities while integrating AAC
Developing activities that foster emergent writing and phonological awareness
Supporting instruction in a range of classroom settings
Selecting informal assessments and IEP goals.
AAC, alternative pencils, sample texts, instructional strategies and apps will be woven throughout sessions. There will be a vendor hall for participants to learn about specific tools and a social event to network with new and old friends. Through lecture, demonstrations, videos, hands-on opportunities, and group brainstorming, participants will leave with an understanding of language and emergent literacy development and a plan for getting started.