Thursday, Dec. 12
4-5 p.m. ET
In this program, you’ll learn about both classroom and individualized strategies to support using writing to build language and communication skills in students with a wide range of abilities and challenges.. The speakers will discuss how basic components of a classroom writing program—such as group and personal mini-lessons, author’s chair, peer conferencing, and intervention scaffolding can be used in special education or general education classrooms. Their examples will encompass techniques for addressing multiple language levels and communication contexts.
After completing this program, you will be able to:
- Describe how to use the basic components of a classroom writing program to promote language and communication abilities for students with a wide range of disabilities
- Compare and contrast uses of writing activities to promote spoken and written language and social communication in varied intervention contexts.
Janet Sturm is a professor in the department of Communication Disorders at Central Michigan University. Dr. Sturm's research and clinical interests include developing writing instruction for students with developmental disabilities, computer-supported literacy, tying together literacy assessments and instructional strategies, and classroom communication.
Nickola Wolf Nelson
is a professor in Speech Pathology and Audiology and Director of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences PhD program at Western Michigan University. Dr. Nelson conducts research in language-literacy development and disorders. She is Editor of Topics in Language Disorders
, an ASHA Fellow, and recipient of the Kleffner Clinical Career Award and Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.