2022 HELIX Virtual Experience: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

18. Predictable Chart Writing, Canva, and more: Oh My! Our Literacy Journey Continues to Writing!

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Session Dates

Tuesday November 15, 2022 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM - Webinar


The complex task of writing for our students with significant disabilities and complex communication needs can be daunting. In this session, schema-building activities continue to play a part while we explore practical strategies to actively engage our learners with complex communication needs in written expression activities. We will learn not only about the developmental writing stages but how our students with CCN can be engaged throughout those stages. Attendees will learn how to use conventional chart writing tools and interactive tools such as Canva™. Students become the center of their writing by removing the background in video clips and pictures. We will also explore how to encourage spelling and typing along with a balanced approach to using an AAC users' icons to support their writing. Highlighted again will be the following tools and strategies; The Expanding Expression Tool™, Descriptive Teaching Techniques, Canva™, Alternative Pencil, Readtopia™, Reading Avenue: Boardmaker™ (however, any Literacy curriculum can be used), and Youtube™.

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of having built schema before Predictable Chart Writing activities.
  • Describe two methods AAC users can use to write.
  • Create their own Canva presentation and remove the background from video and pictures.


Target Audience

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 610-878-7211, or abauerlein@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Sharon Redmon MS/ATP

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta