This past April, several PSD IS teachers of Elementary ILS and Autism programs, along with our SWAAAC (Statewide Assistive Technology, Augmentative, and Alternative Communication) Team participated in the CDE SWAAAC Distance Spring Training – Spring into AACtion: Literacy Inspiration Quick Kits. This training was designed to target teaching literacy to students with complex communication needs. During this training we developed literacy lesson plans and curricula for these students using storybook themes. We adapted story books, identified accessible activities and manipulatives, and identified learning outcomes across the 5 areas defined by the National Reading Panel.
Trish Atherly, M.S., OTR/L
PSD Assistive Technology Services –SWAAAC
PSD Occupational Therapy Services
Multi-Cultural Consultation and Assessment Team
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