2022 HELIX In-Person Experience: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
01. AAC in the General Education Classroom: Inquiry and Inclusion
Monday November 14, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
Every student has a right to be authentically included in the mainstream or general education classroom, but this does not come without challenges. This session will explore strategies to support AAC users in mainstream environments, both socially and academically. We will discuss peer support and how AAC can be integrated into the classroom in a way that benefits all learners. We will also examine inquiry style teaching and the descriptive teaching model and how these techniques can be used to differentiate academics for all learners. This session will be fun and full of practical ideas to provide all students with meaningful interactions with the curriculum as well as the social aspects of a classroom.
Participants will be able to:
- List two strategies for peers to support AAC users.
- Compare and contrast helpful and harmful peer support strategies.
- Describe two methods to use AAC as an instructional tool to improve access to the general education curriculum.
Teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists, related service providers, consultants, training and consulting staff, paraprofessionals, family members
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: Annette Bauerlein, at 810-878-7211, or firstname.lastname@example.org