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GoTalkNow: A Tool for Literacy Instruction for all Learners webinar

Date: April 14, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00

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Brenda Del Monte, MA-CCC-SLP, AAC Specialistinternet 501

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The National Reading Panel reports that there are five components of effective reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Fluency. However, research is limited on how to best instruct non-verbal students and/or those with limited physical access to standard stimuli. GoTalkNOW was created as an AAC application but has arguably great value as a literacy tool. This class will detail how you can create and share activities that target the necessary components of reading instruction through digital literacy opportunities. GoTalkNOW allows you to create digital books or scenes with hot spots linked to recorded speech or video to target many of the components of reading instruction while providing alternative access to those who need it. 



Participants will learn how to create custom pages, including grid and scene-based pages, with hot posts for content.


Participants will learn about supporting apps that can create custom content photos and videos compatible with GoTalkNOW for literacy instruction.


Participants will understand why GoTalkNOW is optimal for literacy instruction for those with sensory processing disorders.










Learning Objectives:  Participants will learn how to:


1.     Create a visual learning Scene


2.     Link hot spots to literacy activities


3.     Access additional resources from Attainment related to literacy




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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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