Discussion Group: Why and How to Develop Literacy

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Join us for the seventh Discussion Group of 2021.

In this session we will be focussing on “Why & How to Develop Literacy” with help from the Rett Ed talks given by Jane Farrall, David Koppenhaver and Karen Erickson, and Caroline Musselwhite.

Developing the literacy skills of children and adults who use AAC can seem quite daunting, yet those skills are so important in helping someone work towards autonomy in communication. The talks by our speakers gave lots of practical tips and advice to help you get started with literacy and to continue along the way. Did you find their ideas helpful? Have you found literacy activities that work for the person you support? Are you stuck and need some encouragement? Come along to our Discussion Group and talk with other parents and professionals who support people with Rett syndrome and other complex communication needs.

To watch the talks by Jane, David and Karen again, go to the Replay tab and find the talks from 20th November 2020.

Tracey Campbell

PGCE Special Education (Complex Communication Needs)

Abigail Davison-Hoult

M.A. (Childhood Studies and Early Years)

Caroline Musselwhite

Ph.D. (Speech-Language Pathology); CCC-SLP

Gill Townend

Ph.D.; M.Phil.; B.Med.Sci. (Speech); Reg. mem. RCSLT & HCPC

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