Some children in our community use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices to communicate with others. We often hear parents share that they wonder if proper reading instruction is part of their education.

  • Does your team know how to measure your child’s progress using AAC?
  • Does your team know how to support and model AAC use for your child throughout the day?
  • How does your child demonstrate knowledge and communicate during shared reading, writing, and word study?
  • Is your team trained to use AAC?
  • Is AAC used in other learning parts of the day?

Please join us as Dr. Stephanie Spadorcia helps us untangle some of these questions and more.

Stephanie Spadorcia, Ph.D. is Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Associate Professor of Literacy and Special Education, and Director of the Teacher Residency Programs at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.  She teaches courses in assessment, instructional methods for reading and writing, technology integration, and literacy instruction for children with disabilities. She has worked with teachers on literacy and assessment initiatives in schools in New England and across the country. .

This session will be held on April 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST and will be recorded.

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Audrey Vernick is our Director of Patient and Family Advocacy. She is the parent of a child who had hemispherectomy for seizures caused by stroke. She holds a level 2 certification in Special Education Advocacy Training from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and is certified by The ARC in future planning.

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