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Using AAC to meet Literacy Goals in Elementary and Secondary Classrooms webinar

Date: February 18, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00

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Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCCinternet 501

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Are we still working on letter-of-the-week because we haven’t seen mastery? Are we still using hand-over-hand to write our name, year after year and never actually meeting this writing goal? Stop the madness. This class takes a step back from the daily grind and looks at reading and reading with a wider lens. The purpose of reading and writing is to make a human connection through personal stories and experiences. Join this webinar to look at how AAC can increase human connection through reading and writing activities that increase the AAC user's skills in telling there own personal narratives. 



Participants will learn from case studies on how AAC users have meet reading and writing goals through story-telling

Participants will observe a variety of ways to set up a device to address reading and writing goals

Participants will be able to write three new goals to meets reading and writing goals using their AAC devices.


Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCC, has been working as a therapist for over 18 years. Brenda received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Washington University. She has worked with children and adults with multiple disabilities since 2003. Brenda owns Technically Speaking, PLLC, a company that serves those who use AAC.  As an expert in AAC, Brenda contracts with Advanced Therapy Solutions to evaluate, train and treat those with multiple disabilities and complex medical conditions. 

Brenda serves as a practice scholar research mentor at Northern Arizona University’s OTD program. Brenda has taught courses for Central Washington University, Arizona State University Speech-Language Pathology SLP Master's Program and Northern Arizona University Occupational Doctoral students.

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