2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

22. Making Connections: Communication and Literacy with AAC Users

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Session Dates

Tuesday June 14, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM - Webinar

Learning to read can be challenging, particularly for many students who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Yet, reading and writing are connected to the symbolic representation, vocabulary, and strategies that comprise their AAC systems. Integrating comprehensive literacy instruction amid teaching students to use AAC not only builds literacy skills but also facilitates the development of language, fosters communication, and promotes social interaction. This session is designed to help participants make connections between literacy, language, and the use of AAC. (k-12)

Target Audience

Elementary Educators, Secondary Educators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Practitioners, School Leaders/Administrators, Reading Specialists, Teachers of English Language Learners, Literacy Coaches, Instructional Support Team Members, School Psychologists, Pre-Service Teachers, Higher Education Instructors, Paraprofessionals, and Families

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Tammy Thompson-Cooke

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

Download a PDF of the SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE here: