Be part of the ongoing Professional Development Opportunity for Educators Working with Students Who Have Significant Cognitive Disabilities!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.
· 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 learningLink effective literacy instruction with the WY Extended Content Standards in ELA