Interactive Story Time is for Everyone: The Shared Reading Approach

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT19-WEB07-AR
Webinar Fee: $49

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Do you have teams or parents who want to have a positive reading experience with their student or child? How do you increase engagement, literacy, and communication skills with students with complex communication needs? This session will cover what Shared Reading is for students with complex needs, a brief overview of the research supporting it, the framework for using Shared Reading, and how to implement it within a classroom setting. Demonstrations will include how to use shared reading boards both low and high tech and using these boards with a variety of communication applications. We will demonstrate how to customize and create a shared reading board based on a book.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify 3 Core words versus 3 Fringe words
  2. Identify the 3 strategies in the MODELER approach that can be implemented within the classroom to support Shared Reading
  3. Demonstrate how to use 1 book with the Shared Reading strategies to engage a student with the book.


Amanda Wallace

Assistive Technology Specialist
High Desert Education Service District
Amanda Wallace received her master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders at Nova Southeastern University in 2013. She was a Speech Language Pathologist for High Desert ESD working with Early Childhood Special Education. Currently, she is serving her 5th year as an Augmentative Communication Specialist for HDESD, serving students birth to 21 years. Amanda provides AAC evaluation, coaching/consultation, and training services for school districts within Central Oregon.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Wendy Burkhardt

Assistive Technology Specialist
High Desert Education Service District
Wendy Burkhardt is an Assistive Technology Specialist at High Desert Educational Service District. She has her Masters Degree in Special Education and her certification in Assistive Technology through Cal State Dominguez Hills. She currently serves the Bend Lapine and Harney districts. She has been providing AT services for the last 9 years in both California and Oregon. Prior to that she has been a life skills teacher, autism intensive teacher, autism specialist, and behavior analyst. She is also an adjunct lecturer at San Jose State University where she teaches Assistive and Emerging Technology.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Adjunct lecturer at San Jose State University.
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No


Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs, PTs, SLPs

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Continuing Education Credits

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Number of hours: 1.5
Number of IACET CEUs: 0.2

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