Supporting Students with Complex Needs at Home-Guidance for Teachers and Parents

Presented by: Caroline Musselwhite Ed.D., CCC/SLP

About the Webinar

In just a matter of weeks, the fabric of your day—your teaching—has come unraveled.

Now you’re left wondering what to do for your class—for your students with complex needs—each of whom you know so well! 

Now you’re wondering:

  1. How to help your students even when they’re away from school
  2. How to support parents to continue the work you started
  3. What resources will be helpful to parents

We hear you. We’re in this with you. One of the ways we’re helping is by offering a free Readtopia® Mini Unit to teachers and parents. The interest in these materials has been overwhelming, and the theme around Working Together is truly timely.

We want these resources to work in the best way possible for parents and educators in this challenging time. We asked Literacy Specialist Dr. Caroline Musselwhite to share how to get the most out of the materials. She’ll walk you step-by-step through the unit focusing on:

  1. Determining which of the 7 levels of graphic novel to use for a child
  2. Using videos to build background knowledge
  3. Unpacking scripted lessons guides
  4. How to do shared reading
  5. Tips for using AAC communication devices
  6. Alphabet activities (including Learning Letters, Phonics, and Word Study)
  7. Basic math activities

This is a great opportunity to get some direction from Dr. Musselwhite who is a renowned leader in literacy instruction and ACC for students with complex needs. 

Download the unit Working Together before the webinar and follow along. This unit provides four weeks of content—all accessible from a central website.

About the Presenter

Caroline Musselwhite Ed.D., CCC/SLP

Caroline Musselwhite Ed.D., CCC/SLP is an assistive technology specialist with more than 40 years of experience working with children and adolescents with significant disabilities. She has taught courses at several universities, authored a number of books on educational topics, and presented thousands of workshops throughout the world. She is also a founding member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).