Emergent Literacy for Students with Significant Disabilities
October 1 - 2, 2019
Marlene is a Speech-Language Pathologist at MRC Communications and an Alt+Shift Consultant. Marlene has provided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and literacy consultation services for students with complex communication needs for more than 35 years.
Megan is an Occupational Therapist at Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD), Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant at TBAISD, and Alt+Shift Consultant. Megan has provided assistive technology consultation services in the educational environment for more than 15 years.
Registration: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Training: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Students with significant disabilities can and do learn to read conventionally with supportive print- and language-based experiences and interactions. Not unlike students without significant disabilities, this learning for students with significant disabilities begins with emergent literacy. Students who are emergent literacy learners should be provided many frequent learning opportunities that provide instruction and practice with functions of print and print conventions, phonological and alphabet awareness, and expressive and receptive language skills.
Participants will learn how and why to address five critical areas of emergent literacy instruction: independent reading, shared reading, alphabet/phonological awareness, independent writing, and shared writing. Activity design and selection are driven by theories of literacy acquisition and specific goals and methods will be examined and demonstrated. This training is based on the work of Dr. Karen Erickson and Dr. David Koppenhaver.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Eastwood
3320 Preyde Boulevard
Lansing, MI 48912
Reserve your room by calling 517-374-6500
$85 King and Queen Standard Room
Code: AltShift Education ALTO
Block Deadline: September 9, 2019
Lunch will be provided.