AAC, Literacy & the SLP

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  • 1.5 hour video lesson               
  • Introductory & Intermediate Level                            
  • Attend  on-demand                   
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AACES Conference On-Demand Session

Scribbling:  Accessing & Encouraging
Beginning Writing for all Children

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For children who write via non-traditional modalities, family and staff often miss the emerging steps of scribbling and drawing. We put an adapted keyboard in front of them or provide an alternative pencil and immediately expect them to write their name. We need to encourage students with complex learning needs at the beginning stages of putting ideas to print through activities, strategies and technologies that encourage the acts of scribbling and drawing. During this webinar, Donna and Kelly will connect those precious beginning steps of writing to all children through sharing strategies and tools to support their active learning.


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  • Natural & engaging video
  • Watch On-Demand
  • CMH, Certificate Provided 
  • Online classroom community 
  • Links to resources

Learn how to make early writing accessible.

Scribbling & other early writing can be achieved for all children, regardless of abilities, with some  simple adaptations, tech and non-tech.  
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Writing is about more than making marks on a page. 

Writing is the part of early literacy experiences that is often overlooked and over-structured.  Learn how to change this for the better.  
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What You'll Learn

1.  Locate a minimum of 2 apps and 2 products to support scribbling for children/students with complex learning needs.
2.  Identify a writing scale that recognizes the value of scribbling and drawing
3.  Replicate at least 3 scribbling/drawing activities with children/students who have visual impairment and/or physical challenges
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Continuing Education Credit

This series offers eligible students a total of
1.5 certification maintenance hours (CMH)

Learn more about CMH/PDH  (versus CEU's or continuing education units) on your course syllabus and on our CEU Page.  All learners are encouraged to confirm that this course meets the requirements of their licensing board before purchasing.  
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Meet YOUR instructors

Kelly Fonner

Kelly Fonner is a self-employed consultant and trainer in assistive and educational technology. Since 1986, she has presented to schools, universities & families in 48 US states & internationally in Australia, Canada and South Africa. She presents on a wide range of topics including technology integration, augmentative communication, computer access, literacy, electronic writing, organizers, assistive technology assessment and implementation strategies.
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Donna McNear

Donna McNear, M.A., COMS, is an independent educational consultant specializing in services and supports to children with visual impairments. She provides on-going technical assistance and training to educational agencies, organizations, and families nationally and internationally. She is an author, researcher, and frequent presenter at workshops/conferences. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Council for Exceptional Children.
Patrick Jones - Course author