A Crash Course in AAC & Literacy

Course Number
1963
Price
24.99
Overview
This course is FREE for ALL members of SpeechTherapyPD.com, unlimited memberships start at $79/year: Become a Member
 Presenters:
Venita Litvack, M.A., CCC-SLP, Marisha McGrorty, M.S., CCC-SLP
In this podcourse, Venita shares evidence-based strategies for teaching literacy to children who use AAC. With a focus on facilitating more meaningful outcomes for students who use AAC, this episode is filled with practical tips and an easy-to-follow framework. SLPs will walk away with practical tips and strategies to "work smarter" in their speech therapy sessions.
Objective

By the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three evidence-based strategies for teaching literacy to children who use AAC.
  2. Describe one activity for each of the five areas of Comprehensive Emergent Literacy Intervention.
  3. Identify three resources that can be used when implementing Comprehensive Emergent Literacy Intervention.

About Marisha: Marisha earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She has worked as a school-based SLP and shares therapy ideas and resources on her blog (SLP Now). Marisha also developed a membership for SLPs that includes digital tools and resources to streamline evidence-based therapy.

About Venita: 
Venita Litvack, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist currently serving as a full-time Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant for Broward County Public Schools in Broward County, Florida. Venita has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA. Venita also co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.


Additional Information


This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)


Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-5 minutes: Introduction

5-15 minutes: Evidence-Based Strategies for Literacy and AAC

15-40 minutes: Activities for the Five Areas

40-50 minutes: How to Plan Group Lessons

50-55 minutes: Recommend Resources

55-60 minutes: Q&A


Disclosure Statement for Marisha McGrorty:

Financial: Marisha McGrorty is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


Disclosure Statement for Venita Litvack:

Financial: Venita Litvack is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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