22. Making Connections: Communication and Literacy with AAC Users | 2022 Literacy Symposium

Speaking: Tammy Thompson-Cooke

Access all of the sessions at https://pattanliteracysymposium22.sched.com/ Learning to read can be challenging, particularly for many students who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Yet, reading and writing are connected to the symbolic representation, vocabulary, and strategies that comprise their AAC systems. Integrating comprehensive literacy instruction amid teaching students to use AAC not only builds literacy skills but also facilitates the development of language, fosters communication, and promotes social interaction. This session is designed to help participants make connections between literacy, language, and the use of AAC.