AAC, Literacy & the SLP

#AACES2024 Conference Session

Inclusion, Accessibility, & Alternative Access in the Preschool Classroom

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Join this engaging session to learn how to design accessible communication, play, and learning opportunities for preschoolers with complex needs. After two hours with Mary Katherine Dally and her innovative DIY spirit, you'll be able to identify different access methods for your preschool students and explain a total access approach. You'll also grab tons of go-to, play-based learning activity ideas to use with students of all abilities in your classroom, home, or therapy space tomorrow!


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  • Natural & engaging webinar
  • Full year of on-demand access
  • CMH/PDH Certificate 
  • Online classroom community 
  • Links to resources

Improving access to play

Gain simple and practical strategies to adapt your preschool classroom for play, communication, and learning.
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Maximizing learning

Gain insight into the power of inclusive practices in maximizing developmental outcomes for all students. 
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What You'll Learn

 As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.  Describe and review alternative access methods when using Augmentative and Alternative Communication ( AAC ) and opportunities for implementation within the preschool classroom setting through play, social, literacy, curriculum, and motor-based tasks.
2. Design at least three innovative and accessible play opportunities within the preschool classroom using alternative access methods.
3. Explain three strategies to support inclusion within the preschool classroom, focusing on communication and play opportunities with peers.
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Continuing Education Credit

This course offers eligible students a total of
2 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 instructor

Mary Katherine Dally, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP

Mary Katherine Dally, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP, has served as the SLP on an ALS clinic focusing on AAC evaluations, voice banking, and no-tech/low-tech communication. She then worked as a solutions consultant for a communication device company, traveling the West side of Ohio. Currently, Mary Katherine works as an assistive technology consultant through an educational service center and works in a preschool program and outpatient clinic as a speech-language pathologist. She presents at both local and national conferences and is passionate about accessible play.
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Patrick Jones - Course author
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