HELIX Conference

It is Possible: Comprehensive Approaches to Literacy for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

  • September 15th, 2017
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Presented by: Karen Erickson, Ph.D.

This presentation will offer both an instructional framework and practical approaches to address the literacy learning needs of students with low incidence disabilities, including complex communication needs. The focus will be on comprehensive approaches to emergent and conventional literacy with an emphasis on application and use rather than skill mastery. The presentation will include videos and work samples that help demonstrate that it is possible for students with complex needs to become more effective readers, writers, and communicators.

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired, Teachers who work with students with hearing loss, Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury, Speech Therapists, General Education Teachers, Supervisors/Administrators, Assistive Technology Specialists, Parents*, and Paraprofessionals

Credits Offered: Act 48, ASHA, Psych


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