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Maximizing the Literacy Skills of Individuals who Require AAC

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Janice Light, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University; David McNaughton, Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Special Education, Penn State University

Webcast Description:

Literacy skills are critical for individuals who require AAC. Unfortunately, many individuals who require AAC experience significant difficulties in acquiring literacy skills.

This session will discuss effective evidence-based practices to maximize the literacy skills of individuals who require AAC. Case studies (including video) will be used to illustrate effective interventions to help student who require AAC: (a) acquire phonological awareness skills, (b) learn to read words, (c) participate in shared reading activities with personalized books, and (d) write their own stories. With appropriate instruction, individuals who require AAC can achieve improved literacy skills and will be able to maximize their educational and vocational outcomes.

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