10th Annual Language and Literacy Conference
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Georgian Room (2106), Student Union Building (901 S. Franklin St.), Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo.
Featuring Dr. Christina Carnahan & Dr. Pam Williamson
Authors/Editors of “Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders”
Literacy is an essential component of success in school and in life, and can often serve as the foundation for building meaningful relationships with other people. However, creating literacy rich environments that address the unique needs of learners with autism spectrum disorders can be challenging. In this half day session, participants will first develop an understanding of the literacy needs of individuals with ASD as the foundation for framing their instruction. Using video examples, we will then share specific strategies for engaging individuals with ASD in increasing complex text and academic content, and supporting students in applying literacy skills to their social experience
9:00 – 10:30 am Presentation
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Presentation
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 3:00 pm Presentation
- Cost (includes conference materials; lunch on your own):
- $50 for professionals
- $10 for students
- Registration & Payment Deadline:
April 13, 2018
Parking on Campus
On the day of the conference, attendees can park in the campus parking lot on the southwest corner of Franklin and Patterson Streets free of charge without a parking permit. Distance from the parking lot to conference site in the Student Union Building: 0.3 mile.
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Who Should Attend?
The conference is designed for general education teachers, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, reading specialists, and all other professionals interested in improving children’s reading and writing achievement.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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