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Engaging and Interactive Literacy Journey for Learners with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
In this highly practical webinar session focusing on English Language Arts (ELA)-Reading activities, participants will gain skills in planning and delivering academic content to students with cognitive, communication, motor, and behavior challenges through a variety of literacy-rich activities to advance learning outcomes. Through depicting multi-sensory, hands- activities embedded in high interest scenarios, the session will demonstrate:
• Expand vocabulary skills (linking literacy with personal life experiences)
• Develop comprehension skills to identify main theme, characters, events, and conflicts in stories.
• Increase concept knowledge.

Participants will increase their knowledge of how to apply universal design for learning principles (UDL) to ensure accessibility and foster active learner participation, adjust the task complexity level aided with diverse teaching tools, and assistive technology supports matched to individual students’ strengths and needs.

Session level: Beginner
Session duration: 1-hour

You will receive a post-webinar email 24-hours after the completion of the session with a link to the certificate of attendance.

Oct 13, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Padmaja Sarathy
MA, Author & Educational Consultant
Padmaja is a globally engaged educational consultant & author with expertise in the fields of early childhood & special ed. Driven by an intense commitment to maximize learning outcomes for children with special needs, she uses evidence-based methods to guide educators to pursue innovative instructional techniques. Inspiring educators through webinars, onsite coaching, & workshops at conferences globally. She has written books focusing on autism, significant & multiple disabilities, paraeducators, early childhood & special ed legal compliance. Early on, she was a diagnostician & served as Special Ed Supervisor at the Ford Bend ISD. Learn more at www.infinitepossibilities-sped.com. She is the founder/president of a nonprofit called Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment (PEACE). PEACE (www.peacenurtureskids.org) coaches & guides families, particularly those from marginalized populations, to enable & empower their children toward a positive & productive academic & life trajectory.