2020 HELIX Revisited
30. Alternative Pencils: What Are They and How Are They Used?
Sunday January 31, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online
Sunday February 28, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online
For some students, writing has been difficult due to their inability to manipulate the standard tools of writing. Many educators, therapists and parents have heard of the concept of Alternative Pencils. What are they? We will show and give examples of use through various alternative pencils, including alphabet tiles, electronic keyboards and partner assisted scanning.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the variety of alternative pencils to find matches to the students who need them.
- Describe how a student’s communication system can be used within the writing process.
- List examples of how to use alternative pencils to enhance a student’s written participation in the classroom.
Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; General Education Teachers; Assistive Technology Specialists; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals; Other (Reading Teachers)
Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals
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 610-787-7211, or email@example.com.