Saturday, August 23, 2008

Building Language & Literacy: Kristin Whitfield to Share

"Why don't I just put you in touch with the expert?" was the response I got as I was asking our Oregon Dynavox representative to share on a podcast about some of the software and devices at the recent AT Summer Institiute on the Oregon Coast. I don't know about you, but I am always ready to talk to the expert, so Ellen Witham, who shared a few months ago on No Limits 2 Learning Live, my Blog Talk Radio show, put me in touch with Kristin Whitfield.
Kristin is the manager of the Education Development and Implementation Training department at DynaVoxMayer-Johnson. In addition to her clinical practice working with adults and children with AAC (augmentative and alternative communication), she has presented on the topic of AAC at local and national conferences and has had several articles appear in AAC publications.
Kristen will be my guest this next Monday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time on No Limits 2 Learning Live.
I am excited to hear her share on several topics surrounding the assessment of where a beginner should start with AAC, the types of tools and techniques that are available to develop literacy and how to implement a new device. She has suggested some conversation about funding options as well.
If you are a parent or specialist looking for a device or exploring the option of AAC, this should be a very informative visit. Please go to the link above to listen to the live stream on Monday, or you can always pick up the segment on my sidebar player after the show. I will put a link and reminder on my Monday post as well.

All the best to you!


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