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Shared Reading Strategies and Resources for Learners with Communication Support Needs


16th March, 2023 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

£30 per individual.

60 minute Online Learning workshop.

The use of Shared Reading is an essential strategy in the development of early literacy and the interaction skills of learners with communication support needs.

In this training session, specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Joanna Courtney will demonstrate inclusive Shared Reading strategies using a range of printable, digital and online resources, based on real case studies from classrooms across Scotland.

This course was held on the 16th March, 2023 but you can still purchase a recording of the session.
You'll also receive all the resources that were sent out with the course.

What you will learn

  • An introduction to Shared Reading.
  • Essential Strategies for inclusive Shared Reading.
  • How to use simple communication devices and symbols to enhance communication within a story session.
  • Using digital communication resources within a story session.
  • How to download and use alternative digital formats of story books with learners.
  • Online shared reading resources e.g. Tarheel Shared Reader, Inclusive Stories, Boardmaker Student Centre.

Who is the course aimed at?

  • Teachers
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Support for Learning Teachers
  • Pupil Support Assistants
  • Family members

Meet your presenter(s)

Joanna Courtney
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

She has 18 years' experience of working in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, spending her first 7 years working in a Special School. She has an Honours degree (BSc) in Speech and Language Pathology from Queen Margaret University and her particular area of interest is enabling peer interaction and group opportunities for people who use AAC.

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