2017 National Webinar: Project Core: An Implementation Model for Building Early Symbolic Communication
Recorded May 10, 2017
Project Core is a Stepping Up Technology Implementation project focused on building the Multi-tiered System for Augmenting Language (mSAL). mSAL is focused on building early symbolic communication for students with significant cognitive disabilities. This webinar introduced participants to mSAL, the Universal Core, and the numerous professional development and implementation resources available to support mSAL. Results from the first two years were shared, and the outcomes for students with significant cognitive disabilities and combined vision and hearing loss were highlighted.
This webinar is apart of a larger series called NCDB Professional Development Webinar Series: Research in Deaf-Blindness.
Recording and Transcript
Karen Erickson is the Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, a Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and the Yoder Distinguished Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Erickson is a former teacher of children with significant disabilities. Her current research addresses literacy assessment and instruction for struggling readers of all ages including those with significant cognitive disabilities.