5 AAC-related Handouts from ATIA 2015

February 19, 2015 by - 4 Comments

5 AAC-related Handouts from ATIA 2015
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The 2015 ATIA conferences was one of the strongest in recent memory, with lots of AAC presentations to choose from. As you can see, I had a blast! There was AAC in 5 AAC-related Handouts from ATIA 2015every direction, from the Town Hall Meetings, App Smackdowns, expanded poster sessions, traditional sessions, and, of course, the exhibit hall. If professional development in AAC is a priority for you, be sure to put the 2016 conference (in Orlando) on your radar for February 2-6, 2016. In the meantime, here are some of the handouts to whet your appetite.

  1. Lori Wise and Marlene Sotelo’s terrific talk on using iPads to build social engagement with people who have ASD  along with their app lists here and here was one of my favorite presentations of the conference. [Note: Their handouts are hosted on the ATIA conference site and may only be available for a limited time. Grab them while you can!]
  2. Gretchen Hanser and Caroline Musselwhite did a terrific job on a topic of interest to those of us working with older kids who are learning to read: Finding Texts for Students with Significant Disabilities: Apps Included!
  3. Penny Hatch, Lori Geist, and Karen Erickson covered a lot of ground on an important topic: Teaching Core Vocabulary Words and Symbols to Students with Complex Communication Needs.
  4. It was fun to catch up with Amanda Hartmann, who travelled all the way from Australia to talk on supporting literacy development using technology
  5. My own presentation on building narrative skills in people who use AAC was well-attended and lots of fun.

Do you know of other ATIA 2015 presentation handouts that we should see? We’d love it if you’d share the link in the comments below.

 

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