AAC, Literacy & the SLP

#AACES2024 Conference Session

Tactiles for Literacy & Communication: What are They & How Do You Use Them?

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This session explores the roots and current utility of tactiles. Growing in popularity, tactile representations are used for access to literacy and learning and as a representation of language in both expressive and receptive communication. There can be confusion about the purpose of tactiles and how to introduce them to young children. During this session, Kelly and Donna will define tactiles into categories based on their properties, share the principles of “touch thinking,” and give examples of using tactiles as a strategy for learning, reading, writing, and communicating.


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

Explore "tactile thinking"

Learn about different categories of "tactiles" and how they can be integrated into your teaching plan for young learners with complex needs. 
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Foster language & literacy

Learn how multimodal instruction like that discussed in this session can bolster learner participation and outcomes. 
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What You'll Learn

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

1.    Evaluate the potential of a minimum of two current pretend play activities in their own environment.
2. Identify a minimum of three types of tactile representations.
3. Describe three strategies to incorporate tactiles into activities and/or routines of learning.
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Continuing Education Credit

This course offers eligible students a total of
1 certification maintenance hour (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, MS 

Kelly 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, MA 

Donna McNear, M.A., COMS, is an independent educational consultant specializing in services and support to children with visual impairments. She provides ongoing 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
Patrick Jones - Course author
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