12. SoR and CLfA and Agency, Oh My! The Yellow Brick Road to Literacy and High Expectations!

Speaker: Sharon Redmon, M.S., ATP

Session Handouts:
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Predictable Chart Writing
Explicit Alphabet Knowledge Instructional Routine Handout
CAR (Comment Ask Respond) Handout

Session Description: 
Vocabulary and background knowledge building (schema) can significantly impact reading, writing, and communication with AAC users. You need words, and to understand words, to use words in shared reading and writing experiences. We will dive into the research from Comprehensive Literacy for ALL and The Science of Reading. The following tools and strategies will be highlighted; The Expanding Expression Tool™, Descriptive Teaching Techniques, Canva™, Alternative Pencil, Readtopia™, (however, any Literacy curriculum can be used), and Youtube™. When these tools and strategies are combined with EBPs, participants will be given practical strategies on how all students can be active participants in their journey of learning to read and write. It begins with presumed competence, evidence-based practices (EBP’s), and meaningful activities!

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, Psych
Audience: Special Education Teachers, Speech therapists, General Education Teachers, Supervisors/Administrators, Assistive Technology Specialists, Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists, Parents, Guardians, Family Members, Paraprofessionals

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Sharon Redmon is a SpEd, GenEd teacher, and AT Specialist with over 20 years of experience.  She holds an M.S. in Adaptive Education: Assistive Technology from St. Norbert College and ATP from RESNA and is a Doctoral student at Penn State University. Sharon's passion for AT and especially AAC began with her first teaching assignment in WI, where she became involved in WATI, and continues today with the WI AAC Network school committee and founding member of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Regional Networks (WATRN).  Her varied career placements within WI, WA, and overseas schools have given her unique opportunities to combine her passion for AAC, literacy, and Assistive Technology. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others so that we can all continue to learn together.

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