Participants will learn benefits and best practices of using symbols to support early communicators with Boardmaker Picture Communication Symbols. Specifically participants will review best practices for use of symbols for communication, behavior, content areas, and literacy.
- List 3 benefits of pairing symbols with words for early communicators
- Name 3 contexts in which symbols can aid students in comprehension or independence
- Identify 3 reasons why Symbolated text can be counter-productive to supporting literacy development
Presenter: Jill Detwiler, MS/CCC-SLP has a background in communication disorders, literacy and applied behavior analysis. She is a Curriculum and Content Writer where she develops and writes curricular titles available from Tobii Dynavox. Prior to this role she had experience working in the public schools as a Speech-Language Pathologist for 10 years. She also worked as an Educational Consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education providing coaching and training to educators around language, literacy and Autism.
Disclosures: Financial Disclosure: Jill is a full-time employee of Tobii Dynavox. Non-financial Disclosure: Jill has no relevant non-financial relationships. Content Disclosure: Because of the unique characteristics of our product, this presentation will focus exclusively on the Tobii Dynavox product line and will not include information about other communication or educational products.
This course will be offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional Area).