Supporting Emergent Literacy and Language Development for Learners Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

by Instruction within Inclusive Learning Environments

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December 02, 2022 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
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Course description

This session is part of the TASN Kansas Infinitec Coalition Technology Conference

Registration Fee: 

Infinitec Coalition Member: $95
Non-Member: $135
The registration Fee includes lunch at the Outstanding Student Technology Awards Luncheon. 


Literacy instruction for students with complex disabilities involves specific considerations, particularly when supporting students who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).  Emergent literacy learners benefit from teaching that builds a solid foundation for the development of conventional reading and writing skills.  This session will focus on interventions that support students in developing early literacy skills such as interaction and engagement acquiring an understanding of letter names and sounds, phonological awareness skills, independent reading, writing using letters of the alphabet, and communication during shared writing activities.  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of emergent literacy instruction and participate in planning and implementation exercises that can be immediately applied within their learning spaces.  

About the Speaker:

Ashley Larisey is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and clinical educator. Ashley's work experiences include public and private therapeutic day schools, speech/language clinics, and early intervention.  Ashley also serves as an adjunct clinical supervisor at Saint Xavier University and teaches a module specific to the use of technology in the field of Speech/Language Pathology.  Ashley has extensive experience working with children and adults who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Systems, and has presented at local and national conferences on AAC and literacy. 


Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. describe the four characteristics of emergent literacy learners. 
  2. role-play at least three emergent literacy learning experiences for learners who use AAC.
  3. develop at least three emergent literacy learning experiences for learners who use AAC.

This course is offered for .45 ASHA CEUS.  Introductory Level Professional area.
Financial Disclosure:  Ashley Larisey is being paid an honorarium and travel expenses for this presentation. 
Non-Financial Disclosure:  Larisey has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Refund Policy

Registration may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the event for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. No-show registrations will also not be refunded.


December 02, 2022 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
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at 8:00 AM
East Wichita Marriott
9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS 67207
Meet In Person 4.5 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Ashley Larisey
Licensed SLP and Clinical Educator

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