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Writing Personal Narratives with Low to High tech AAC webinar

Date: April 8, 2019

Time: 3:30-4:30

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April WeitkampInternet 501

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Contact: E-mail Sue Wright at the SETC office to register, wrightsu@cwu.edu


Writing Personal Narratives with Low to High tech AAC  

Writing can be complex and difficult for students with significant learning issues and complex communication needs.  In this webinar, April will discuss how her team has adapted the David Matteson’s Foundations in Literacy concepts (district-wide approach for primary grades) to building early reading and writing skills by focusing on story telling through personal narrative writing.  April will share ideas to support writing for students with significant learning and communication challenges by using picture supports, low and high tech AAC, and alternative pencils.  Methods she and her team use to move students through the writing process and develop their skills over time will be shared.


 If you are interested in learning more about David Matteson’s Foundations in Literacy prior to this webinar, you can visit http://foundationsinliteracy.org/



April Weitkamp is a Life Skills teacher (gr. 1-5) for the Everett School District with almost 20 years of experience in self-contained classrooms. She has extensive experience in implementing communication systems for students with complex communication needs, in a classroom setting. She has spoken at conferences, and worked to share her knowledge with other educators on a variety of topics, including, accessible literacy for all students in the classroom, enhancing literacy for students, implementing PODD in a classroom and implementation of Core Vocabulary for Life Skills students.

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