Students who use AAC typically receive much of their language intervention in the classroom. Given this, it is important to teach vocabulary and language concepts as well as academic content when delivering curriculum. In order to achieve this, often the curriculum may need to be modified and the essence of the core standard identified to match the abilities and learning styles of the students.
This class focuses on using backwards planning as a method to create authentic and meaningful lessons for emerging communicators. The sample lesson will include: identifying a Common Core standard, reframing that standard into a child-friendly learning target, planning for assessment, and determining the activity, instructional materials and lesson plan. A science lesson is used for the example; however, this process can be applied to any content area. Video of educators and emerging communicators who use AAC will be shown to demonstrate the various stages of creating a lesson using backwards planning.
This class is intended for people who educate students who use AAC in a classroom setting.
Michele Boruta is an AAC and education consultant in Boulder, Colorado. She taught special education and AAC in Oakland Public Schools for 10 years, and has consulted both privately and with the public schools for 5 years. Michele has a BS in Biology and Psychology from the University of Puget Sound. Her Masters in Special Education and AAC endorsement are from San Francisco State University. Michele has a growing record of publications and presentations on language and literacy instruction for students with AAC needs. Her areas of interest include curriculum design, language and literacy intervention, and personal narrative for students with AAC needs.
Financial: Michele Boruta is contracted by the Prentke Romich Company.
Nonfinancial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Live online classes: Participants wanting ASHA CEUs must be registered, "join" the class through his/her unique confirmation email letter, participate for the entire duration of the class, and pass a post-test with 80% accuracy or higher. No partial credits will be submitted. Participants have 15 days to submit all ASHA paperwork to PRC. ASHA paperwork received after 15 days will not be accepted.
In-person classes: All ASHA paperwork must be submitted to the presenter by the end of the training day.
Participants wanting ASHA CEUs for a multiple day training must attend all days. In addition, if there is a registration fee associated with the class and payment is not received, PRC will not submit your request for ASHA CEUs.
An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071 ext. 8591 for CE Registry fee subscription information: www.asha.org
The Prentke Romich Company (PRC) licenses a patented technology that is in PRC products trademarked as Accent™, PRiO™, NuEye™, and NuPoint™, as well as software Unity®, Essence™, CoreScanner™, UNIDAD™, LAMP Words for Life™, and our Language Acquisition through Motor Planning™ (LAMP) approach. PRC also has registered two websites, Realize Language™ and AAC Language Lab™. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.
This presentation will focus exclusively on Accent, PRiO, NuEye, NuPoint, Unity, CoreScanner, Essence, UNIDAD, LAMP Words for Life, Realize Language, or AAC Language Lab and will not include information regarding other similar or related augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices or software.
Most of our presenters are salaried, employee-owners of the Prentke Romich Company. A few of our presenters are contracted presenters.
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