This course will include valuable video clips to illustrate each component and step to building actual reading skills (not emergent reading skills) for a variety of individuals with Rett Syndrome. Within the framework of the Balanced Literacy Approach to Reading, Guided Reading is a key component. Participants will learn how to teach students to actually do the reading versus only being read to.
Video and technology demonstrations will delineate this process of building silent reading skills and emphasize incorporating communication, which is an essential platform for both building and assessing comprehension. Instruction will include:
- How to begin reading with a variety of readers from beginning to more skilled
- Ideas for books and materials
- Integration of technology including the Tobii eye gaze system
- Low tech communication ideas and supports and high-tech set-up
- Thoughts on how to organize a reading program
- Identify different strategies that will work with a variety of girls with Rett to teach guided reading
- Identify both high and low tech communication solutions to support guided reading for a girl with Rett Syndrome
- Utilize supplied books in order support a student with Rett Syndrome in the Guided Reading Block.
- Identify a variety of strategies (from video models) to help a student answer questions without increasing Apraxia
Length- 5 Hours