[TechKnowledgy 2018-19] Archived Webinar: Connecting AAC and Literacy
Presented by: Kelly Fonner
The presenter shares 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.