Practical Ways to Improve Home Literacy Experiences for Children who are Non-Verbal


Barbara Cannon


TARGET AUDIENCE: ECE/Low Incidence, PK-12 (Resources updated August 2017)
TIME: 30 minutes
DESCRIPTION: It's really not surprising at all: children who are non-verbal have a hard time learning to read and write. Without functional expressive language skills, they are at risk. But what specifically can be done to help change this? This webshop will begin with research relating to home literacy experiences of children who are non-verbal target specific needs of these children, and provide practical methods and technologies to help increase positive literacy outcomes. The aim of the webshop is to improve literacy outcomes for all students with speech impairments including those with cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome and any other disability where there is a deficit in expressive speech ability.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Early Childhood Instructional Strategies Intellectual Disabilities Literacy Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Parent/Family Professional Development Related Services Speech/Language Impairment