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    Supporting Students with Complex Communication Needs: Building Bridges AAC Webinar Series 2022-23

    This year long Building Bridges Webinar Series provides a variety of learning opportunities around research-based strategies to support the implementation of AAC for students with… Read More

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    Better Speech & Hearing Month: Reflections

    During this year’s celebration of Building Bridges, we have been spotlighting staff and area educators who are promoting accessibility and ensuring success… Read More

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    Key ‘Read&Write’ Tools for Specific Needs — K-12

    NPR recently shared a story about Lila Hoffa, a third-grade student who was diagnosed with dysgraphia, a neurological disorder that affects fine motor skills and… Read More

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    The SDI Framework & Significant Disabilities in Math: Building Bridges

    Grant Wood AEA math consultant Dana Merfeld and special education consultant Terri Knipper make up an interdisciplinary team to provide guidance for math students with… Read More

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    The Regulator Tool: Autism Level Up

    May, being Mental Health Awareness Month, is a great time to highlight wellness activities that make learning accessible to all students! The ability to discover… Read More

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    Free Resource for English Language Learners: Building Bridges 2022

    Grant Wood Area Education Agency English Language Learners (ELL) staff members Lisa Klein and Lynn Tiemann share this rich resource for anyone who supports English… Read More

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    Peer-to-Peer: Providing Access for ALL Kids

    In this session from 2021 Building Bridges, AEA staff members Sydney Hoffman (SLP) and Lindsay Swartzendruber (Autism Consultant) share a short overview of “Peer-to-Peer”, a… Read More

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    Options for Written Expression

    Writing is a complex, expressive skill that can often be the trigger for frustration and student behavior at school. Expression and ‘showing what you… Read More

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    Ways to Build Engagement and Access: MOVE!

    This year, the Grant Wood AEA Motor Team group got together to pilot some work with classrooms on movement and engagement in learning. This group… Read More

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    Peer Mediated Instruction: One Family’s Personal Experience 

    What happens when kids are explicitly taught how to interact with each other in ways that support the development of communication and social skills? Everyone… Read More