WHAT’S TO READ? Locating, Analyzing, and Adapting Appropriate Literacy Materials for Emergent Reader

Caroline Musselwhite, Ph.D.
 
Trying to find materials that are truly EASY enough for your emergent readers (especially older students), but truly HIGH INTEREST? This workshop focuses on interactive literacy learning for students with severe disabilities, including students who use augmentative and alternative communication, and students with CVI. Participants will see and try strategies for adapting or developing appropriate reading materials.
 
Credits: Act 48, ACVREP, ASHA, Psych
Audience: Special Education Teachers; Speech Therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Assistive Technology Specialists; Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speaker Bio: Dr. Caroline Musselwhite is an assistive technology specialist with more than 40 years of experience working with children and adolescents with significant disabilities in a variety of settings, including Head Start, clinics, developmental day programs, homes, and the public schools. Dr. Musselwhite has written a number of textbooks and “how-to” books on a range of topics, and has also authored many books and software programs for youth with disabilities. She has presented thousands of workshops throughout North and South America, Australia, Europe, and Africa, and is a founding member and Fellow of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  Honors include: Foundation Fellowship (West Virginia University), Educator of the Year (Association for Retarded Citizens, North Carolina), Honors of the Association, (North Carolina Augmentative Communication Association), and DiCarlo Outstanding Clinician Award (North Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association), and ISAAC Fellow.
Caroline Musselwhite