Session 3A - Reading Aloud with AAC

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Read-Aloud with AAC
Do Sharks Sneeze?

Speaker: Kendra Bittner
Session Description:
This session will focus on using the activity of a read aloud to engage students who use AAC in participating in the reading process. Participants will explore choosing vocabulary, use a read-aloud process, learn about modeling, and questioning strategies.  Resources will be shared.

Speaker Bio:
Kendra V. Bittner, M. Ed.
is an IDEA Training and Consultation Assistive Technology (AT) Coordinator for the Allegheny Intermediate. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders (Speech Pathology and Audiology), a master’s degree in Special Education with a Specialization in Deaf Education, a Supervisor of Special Education Certificate, and an Assistive Technology Applications Certificate from California State University at Northridge and is currently a doctoral student at Slippery Rock University. Her primary focus is on assistive technology, including the areas of communication, access, reading, writing, and Universal Design for Learning.