In this episode, we welcome back a prior blog contributor, and rockstar in the AAC and AT field, Beth Poss, who sets the stage further for SLP's looking to integrate literacy into their language intervention with AAC users. I met with Beth for an engaging hour earlier this month and had the pleasure of learning about her evidence-based and empowering philosophy on supporting literacy development for children with complex communication needs. Beth gives a great intro to the theory surrounding comprehensive literacy for complex communicators. She bolsters the role of the SLP in this process and lays out some practical strategies, reminding us all that literacy isn't just about access to knowledge and independence, it also gives us access to joy, further reinforcing that we must all work together to support literacy for all. At the end of this talk, Beth shares a snap shot summary of the amazing content she will present in her upcoming, six part course on AAC, Literacy, and the SLP.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Comprehensive Literacy for All
Handbook of Early Literacy Research
No More Teaching a Letter a Week
AAC, Literacy & the SLP Training Series on The AAC Academy
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