AT12-WEB22 - Using Core Vocabulary in General Education Classrooms: Dealing with the Academic Vocabulary
WEBINAR CODE: AT12-WEB22
WEBINAR TITLE: Using Core Vocabulary in General Education Classrooms: Dealing with the Academic Vocabulary
PRESENTER(S): Gail M. Van Tatenhove, Speech-Language Pathologist, Gail M. VanTatenhove, PA
live Broadcast DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 TIME: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
REGISTRATION FEE: $49
OVERVIEW: When students using robust AAC devices are included in general education classes, they are faced with tremendous vocabulary challenges. The content vocabulary of lessons changes on a weekly, if not daily basis. Support personnel try to add the content vocabulary into the device, but can never keep up with all the programming demands. Meanwhile, the students are having to constantly deal with new, infrequently used words being added to their devices. This webinar provides a solution to this dilemma by showing how core vocabulary is used to communicate key concepts of academic lessons. Participants will learn simple, but effective strategies to help general education teachers focus on the use of core vocabulary with students using robust AAC devices in general education classrooms. It will provide evidence that shows that using a core vocabulary strategy with descriptive talking results in significant improvements in the student's expressive language abilities and reading performance.
STRAND: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AUDIENCE: Speech-language pathologists, general education teachers, special education teachers, AAC specialists, paraprofessionals, parents
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define the descriptive teaching-talking-testing method.
- Develop a lesson that uses core vocabulary to define key concepts of a lesson.
- List academic vocabulary that is appropriate to be added to the AAC device.
Gail VanTatenhove is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1977) with a degree in Communicative Disorders. Her professional experiences include clinical work in a self-contained special education center for children, birth to 21, and as an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) specialist on a state-wide evaluation team. Currently, Ms. Van Tatenhove is in private practice specializing in AAC with children in a variety of educational programs and with severely challenged adults in vocational and community settings. She is also employed by Semantic Compaction Systems (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) as a clinical specialist in the development and use of Minspeak systems. Ms. Van Tatenhove is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. She is currently serving on the Steering Committee for ASHA Special Interest Group 12 (AAC) for 2011-2013.