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Emergent Literacy and AAC for All Ages (On Demand Webinar) (WEB19208)

Presenter(s): Karen Natoci, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Emergent learners who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) – no matter their age – can benefit from literacy instruction. This webinar reviews important elements of literacy and language instruction, especially for those who are early in their AAC use and language development. The presenter discusses the elements of a strong literacy curriculum – including a voice for all, learner engagement, an enthused knowledgeable reader, the alphabet, actual text, and shared environments and experiences – and how SLPs can incorporate them when working with AAC users on language and literacy goals.

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • list parts of a strong literacy framework for those who are learning language with AAC tools and systems
  • formulate ideas for implementing sound literacy, language, and AAC practices in the classroom
  • integrate authentic literature into lessons geared to enhance communication via AAC


Introduction/overview – 6 min.
Guiding principles of comprehensive instruction for reading and writing – 7 min.
Integrate from best practices in preschool education, AAC, engagement, and multisensory learning – 30 min.
Conditions that support universal literacy learning success – 20 min.
Shared reading and guided reading – 22 min.
Word study – 9 min.
Self-selected reading – 7 min.
Writing instruction – 13 min.
Wrap-up – 3 min.

What is a webinar?

Webinars are slide-based presentation and question-and-answer sessions that you can watch live at a pre-scheduled date and time or on-demand at your leisure after the live event occurs.

Learning assessment


Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEB19208
Available Through: April 04, 2024