Read All About It: Using Children’s Literature with Early AAC Communicators

May 13, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*

This event is open to SLP/STAs

This course is pending approval for 1.5 CEUs by TSHA.

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Melissa Cooprider, MS, CCC-SLP

Course Location:

Regions Bank Building

10th floor Encompass Conference Room (across from elevators)

100 E. Ferguson
Tyler, Texas 75702


Course Description:

Children’s literature can be highly motivating for all early communicators, including AAC users.  The use of children’s literature and storybooks during speech therapy sessions enhances vocabulary comprehension and use, while also facilitating participation and icon location awareness.  This presentation will discuss the importance of communicative intent, goals for early AAC users, and specific storybooks to use in therapy to target those goals.

About Our Speaker:

Melissa Cooprider, MS, CCC-SLP

Melissa Cooprider has 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist.  She has worked in outpatient clinics, early intervention, the public schools, and home health.  Her primary areas of focus include AT, Autism, and mentoring other SLPs.

Learner Objectives

  1. Participants will list 5 communicative intents important to address with early AAC users.
  2. Participants will describe 5 purposes for using children’s literature with early AAC users.
  3. Participants will state the procedure for writing measurable goals to address communicative intent with AAC users.
  4. Participants will list specific storybooks to target particular communicative intents and goals with early AAC users.

Time 1:00-2:30pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*

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