Register now for our Literacy Summer Institute 7/31 & 8/1

Published: July 2nd, 2018

Category: Calendar, Training

Literacy Learning Opportunities for Students with Complex Communication Needs

Tueday, July 31, 2018 & Wednesday, August 1, 2018

9:00AM – 3:30 PM EDT

Location: Citrus County District Service Center, 1007 W. Main Street, Inverness, FL 34450

Presented by: Ann-Marie Orlando, Ph.D., CCC-SLP & Katie Roark, M.A., CCC-SLP

Hosted by: UF-Gainesville CARD

Training Description:

This summer literacy institute will engage learners in discovering ways to provide literacy instruction and communication across the school day for students with complex communication needs. Using the Project Core implementation program developed by the UNC Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, this two-day institute will address strategies for teaching communication and literacy through a core vocabulary approach to augmentative and alternative communication. In addition, educators will learn to write individualized education program (IEP) goals that reflect the use of these strategies. To facilitate learning, the group will participate in activities dispersed throughout the two-day institute, including case studies and small group activities. To facilitate implementation, participants will receive materials to use in their classrooms.

Training Objectives:

At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Determine if current students benefit from strategies designed to teach communication using a core vocabulary approach.
  • Write IEP goals connected to Common Core State Standards.
  • Identify and describe strategies for assessing and teaching literacy for students with complex communication needs.

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