ASHA 2018 Boston-Literacy, AT & Multisensory Support for Dyslexia and AAC users 11/17/18

Join us for several workshop sessions this fall at ASHA 2018 Boston! Free AT, Literacy & Language Support, Multisensory Instruction and More! See all descriptions below:

1751: Assistive Technology and Intervention CAN Play Nice! Bridging Literacy Gaps with Multisensory Intervention for Dyslexia (Seminar 2-hours)

Assistive Technology (AT) bridges gaps for learners with dyslexia by supporting access to grade appropriate content. AT aids in reducing frustration and prevents learners from falling behind. If individuals do not have access to AT, their literacy development will suffer, negatively impacting higher order skills, such as comprehension, idea synthesis, and conversational discourse. AT and explicit intervention CAN play nice!

Learner Outcome(s):

  • Recognize the nature of dyslexia and related language learning disabilities and the role of multisensory structured language instruction (MSL).
  • Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension and identify technologies to support these components.
  • Access and explore potential applications of language based technology for direct instruction and/or accommodation for students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities. #Dyslexia #Assistive Technology #Multisensory #Intervention #Literacy
  • https://plan.core-apps.com/asha2018/event/c31ae06ebb40c49d93c9948f8be4b3a3

1990: Supporting the Language and Literacy Development of Individuals with Complex Communication Needs (Seminar 1-hour)

Students with complex communication needs and/or significant language-based learning disabilities are often underserved in reading instruction, yet require systematic, explicit, and multisensory instruction. Instead, instruction is primarily focused on shared reading and sight words. Join us for a hands-on and engaging session about using assistive technologies to supplement quality reading instruction with students who have complex needs.

Learner Outcome(s):

  • Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.
  • Access potential applications of language based technology for direct instruction and/or accommodation for students with complex communication needs.
  • Recognize the unique language needs of individuals with complex communication needs and the role of multisensory structured language instruction (MSL) #AAC #Assistive Technology #Language #Literacy #Complex Communication Needs  https://plan.core-apps.com/asha2018/event/e50beb65b4a2bbc9cf1c7712aef02110

1227: But My School Doesn’t Have Money! (AKA: Free Assistive Technology to Support Student Learning) (Seminar 1-hour)

The majority of students in the US live in poverty (NCES, 2015). School funding cuts make it challenging to meet the needs of students. Poverty should not dictate student access to assistive technology. This session will discuss and provide hands on practice of FREE AT tools to support student language, literacy, and learning growth despite a budget crunch.

Learner Outcome(s):

  • Participants will be able to discuss the role of the SLP/SLA in AT assessment for language, literacy, and learning tools
  • Participants will be able to describe at least 10 free AT tools for language, literacy, and learning
  • Participants will be able to explain how feature matching assistive technology tools to student needs encourages the use of technology to level the playing field, while also acknowledging technology does not replace a skill.#Assistive Technology #Technology #Poverty #LowSocioeconomicStatus #Intervention https://plan.core-apps.com/asha2018/event/22c0614f714102b73be44d3f1769af8d

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