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Tuesday, June 14 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
22. Making Connections: Communication and Literacy with AAC users

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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.

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Tammy Thompson-Cooke

Educational Consultant, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)-East
Tammy Thompson-Cooke, M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who earned an assistive technology certificate in 2001. She has worked in the field of special education for over 20 years providing training and services in the areas of speech and language, augmentative-alternative... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2022 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
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