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Howard County, “Emergent Literacy Ideas for Complex Learners”

October 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0

Emergent literacy requires a student to be an ACTIVE learner, have ways to communicate (not necessarily verbal), and have a trusting relationship with at least one person. His or her environment must provide many experiences for concept and vocabulary development, opportunities for joint mutual attention and use the learner’s preferences to make connections. Come find ways to put this all together for your student with complex needs and who may be communicating at a pre-symbolic level.

 

This presentation will discuss reasons and strategies to connect communication, object schedules, and literacy related experiences to daily routines and regular school activities. Specific attention will be given to students with sensory loss combined with physical challenges and cognitive delays. 

 

Please come with a student in mind. 

Bring a copy of his/her IEP and daily schedule! 

REGISTER NOW

Presenter:

Kathee Scoggin Bio

DEADLINE TO REGISTER
October 3, 2018

Location: JHU/CTE
6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
Room 211/212

Schedule:
10/11 Thursday evening 4pm – 9pm
10/12 Friday 9am – 4pm
10/13 Saturday 9am – 4pm

Registration fee is $75.00
Please pay at the door on 10/11
Checks only please!

CEU will be given 1.5 credits from MSDE

Handouts will be posted to our website
www.CBSS.UMD.EDU

We will not be offering plastic water bottles – Please bring your own bottle (BYOB)

Dinner will be provided on Thursday evening Coffee and a light continental breakfast will be provided on Friday and Saturday
Lunch is on your own Friday and Saturday.

Please let us know if you need any accommodations.

No childcare will be provided.

Please contact Donna at donnaric@umd.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Venue

JHU/CTE
6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Columbia, MD 21046 United States
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Website:
https://www.ppmd.org/venue/jhucte/

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