Accessible Science and Social Studies for K-2 Children with Special Needs

Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Emily Strom , MS

Format: External


Training Type: Boardmaker Software Family


Join us for this introductory level workshop introducing Expedition Education, Jr., a science and social studies program for students with disabilities in grades k-2.  We will show how science and social studies standards are addressed in tandem with reading comprehension for young children in large group, small group, and individual instructional models. Specific implementation strategies, teacher resources, and differentiated activities will be shared. 

Upon Completion of this session,  participants will be able to:  

  1. Describe how science and social studies instruction benefits language development and reading comprehension.

  2. List ­­­3 evidence-based strategies for reading instruction for students with special needs.. 

  3. Discuss 3 benefits of fully accessible curriculum.

  4. Explain the importance of differentiating materials at the activity level.

This course will be offered for .1 CEUs, Introductory Level, Professional area

from December 7, 2016 - December 6, 2017

Instructor Bio: Emily Strom, MS LBS1

Emily received her undergraduate in general education, Master's degree in special education, and Learning Behavior Specialist certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She taught for five years in the Chicago Public Schools. She is currently a curriculum and content writer for Tobii Dynavox.


Financial Disclosure:  Emily Strom is a full-time employee of Tobii-Dynavox. 

Non-financial Disclosure: Emily Strom has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Content Disclosure: Because of the unique characteristics of our product, this presentation will focus exclusively on the Boardmaker product line and will not include information about other communication or educational products.

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