HELIX Conference

Ruby Bridges Was Alone: Language Development Across the School Day

  • September 15th, 2017
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Presented by: Erin Sheldon

Our students with complex disability often have significant needs in the areas of receptive and expressive communication. These complex communication needs directly affect their concept development and cognitive growth. This session will describe a framework and strategies to embed language development in every area of the school day, across subjects, activities, and classroom placements. This session will be particularly helpful to educators seeking help to incorporate AAC into instruction, develop meaningful goals for students in inclusive contexts, foster stronger access to the regular curriculum while meeting a student’s language needs, and better assess growth in language and learning.

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Speech Therapists, General Education Teachers, Assistive Technology Specialists, Paraprofessionals, and Parents

Credits Offered: Act 48, ASHA, Psych

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