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Encouraging Interaction Communication with AAC

Shared reading is an evidence based intervention for emergent literacy students and is a key context for language and literacy intervention.

Presented By: Kelly Key, M.S

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You Got This: Supporting the Literacy Needs of Beginners at All Ages

Watch the Webinar Now by filling out this form Today’s standards dictate that all students, including those that face the most significant barriers, should receive literacy instruction. Yet, providing meaningful, effective instruction can be difficult to implement of a variety reasons, including but not limited to: Staying abreast of best practices Finding age-respectful learning materials […]

Presented By: Maureen Donnelly, M.Ed, Caroline Musselwhite Ed.D., CCC/SLP

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Improving Writing and Communication with First Author™

Watch the Webinar Now by filling out this form Measure, reflect, adapt. Several years ago, special education teachers in the Barrington School District were searching for a better way to engage their emergent learners. They were passionate about enhancing their students’ communication skills, and determined to support their writing development. But, they had many of […]

Presented By: Alyssia Shower, Kelly Key

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Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D.​

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Her focus is on understanding the best ways to assess and teach reading and writing to children with the most severe disabilities. As a special education teacher, Dr. Erickson has worked to support students with a range of disabilities in a variety of classroom settings, particularly students who do not use speech as their primary means of communication.


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