Engineering Core Vocabulary into Your Classroom: The Where, the What, and the How!
Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT18-WEB30-AR
Webinar Fee: $39
“Core vocabulary” is a buzz phrase that has emerged and exploded within the field of augmentative and alternative communication in recent years. Professionals are beginning to understand core vocabulary as it is defined, but the implementation process of such words continues to be a widespread challenge. Using case studies, product demonstrations, and a systematic lesson plan design, this presentation will focus on moving teams beyond the basic definition of core vocabulary and towards consistent and successful application of these high-frequency words. Ultimately, teams will learn methods for designing language-based classrooms wherein targeted vocabulary becomes incorporated naturally. When utilized appropriately, core vocabulary can become the stem from which all other learning and development grows.
- Participants will be able to identify two classroom locations to incorporate core vocabulary.
- Participants will be able to list two technology tools and their uses to teach core vocabulary.
- Participants will create an AAC Instruction Plan to systematically implement core vocabulary.
Elena attended the University of Vermont (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.A., U.S. Dept. of Ed. Autism Spectrum Disorders Fellow). She obtained her Assistive Technology Certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is licensed by the state of Connecticut and by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and she is a member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12 for AAC. In 2015, Elena collaboratively published a research article in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, aligning with her philosophy of staying current on best practices within the field.
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AT Professionals, Educators, OTs, PTs
Basic Communication Process Area