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Opening the World of Literacy to
Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Be part of the ongoing Professional Development Opportunity for 

Educators Working with Students Who Have Significant Cognitive Disabilities!

Seating is limited so sign up early!

August 3 – 7, 2015

Ramada Plaza Riverside

Casper, Wyoming.

We have a block of rooms at $89.00/Night. To assure lodging at the Conference site, book your rooms at least 30 Days in advance.  (Room Reservation Phone Number: 307-473-3106)

Course Objectives:

·         Introduce theoretical models and process of literacy and their relationship to this population

·         Recognition of oral and written language development for this population

·         Provide a range of assessment and intervention strategies that address emergent and convention literacy

·         Familiarize participants with a range of technologies and a variety of materials and resources that support literacy learning

·         Link effective literacy instruction with the WY Extended Content Standards in ELA

Conference will be presented by Claire Greer. Claire is a Research Associate at the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as a Consultant for Autism, Severe Intellectual Disabilities and Multiple Disabilities, and was the Director of the North Carolina Deaf-Blind Project.

                                            Times:  8:30 – 4:00 Lunch provided                                              

Registration Fee: $100.00
we plan to offer:
UW/Grad Credit
ASHA Credit
PTSB Credit                                               STIPEND is Available !
800 Dollars for completion of entire conference
and participation through the school year.
Note: Credits will be paid for by WDE for your participation.

Make Checks Payable to:

 WY Deaf-Blind Project

 Attn: Joanne Whitson

 215 W. Buffalo, Carbon Building Room 325

 Rawlins, WY 82301   


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