Dec 24, 2018

Early Emergent Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities and Communication Needs

Early Emergent Literacy Instruction for Students With Significant Disabilities and Communication Needs

March 12, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


March 27, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grant Wood AEA
4401 Sixth St. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

This course will focus on students with significant disabilities with complex communication needs (AAC and non-AAC users) who require specially designed literacy instructional routines. Participants will be introduced to the critical connection between literacy and language learning using core vocabulary for these emergent literacy learners. Instructional practices based on the work of Dr. Karen Erickson and Dr. David Koppenhaver will include components of early emergent literacy instruction and a variety of classroom supports will be the focus of this course.

This course will demonstrate the introduction of research-based instructional literacy routines for students with significant disabilities including those with complex communication needs requiring Augmentative/Alternative Communication. These instructional literacy routines are designed for our most “early” emergent literacy learners. Five key instructional literacy routines will be introduced with critical aspects of literacy and language learning appropriate to meet their unique and diverse needs.

Target Audience
AEA Education Consultant, Instructional Coach, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Special Education Consultant, Special Education Teachers/Coaches, Teacher (K-12)

Julie Freed, M.S., CCC-SLP
Rosemary Hays, Cedar Rapids District Accessible Materials and Special Education Coach

Course Number: 168480
Registration Deadline: March 5, 2019
Credit: 1.0
• Total for non-credit $0
• Total for Licensure $35.00
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.

Registration Information
GWAEA Professional Learning 319-399-6767 or 800-798-9771, ext. 6767or