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Implementation Workshop

Communicating with Core Vocab in Snap+Core First (Belleville IL)


In this session, we will review a core word strategy approach supporting both communication and literacy development for individuals with complex communication needs. Based on best practices, participants will review research and strategies to support core vocabulary for communication as well as core word lesson plans to support literacy development. We will review the Snap + Core First communication software and demonstrate how to target core vocabulary in communication activities across learning environments.

Learning Outcomes:  Upon successful completion, participants will be able to: 

  • Review three language characteristics of a core word strategy
  • Describe three targeted activities that support communication with core vocabulary across learning environments
  • Describe two types of implementation strategies that support literacy development through core word vocabulary

Check-in begins at 8:00 am

Location:Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative

Central Office

2411 Pathways Crossing - Board Room

Belleville, IL 62221


Contact: Justine Thole (618) 240-3888 

Participants are expected to be present for the entire session. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided. 


Registration on a computer rather than a mobile device is recommended.


This course will be offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Training type
Implementation Workshop

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Lisa Geary
Lisa M. Geary, M.S., CCC-SLP has over 25 years’ experience in speech-language therapy, teaching, and supervision. She previously served as Clinical Assistant Professor in a university setting where she taught clinical and didactic courses including the graduate augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) class. Lisa also worked for many years in the public school, private practice, and outpatient rehabilitation settings. Lisa is currently a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Team where she develops and conducts trainings for professionals and customers.

Free of charge

8:30 am - 11:15 am CT

Friday, October 25, 2019

Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative
2411 Pathways Crossing
Belleville, IL 62221
United States

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Communicating with Core Vocab in Snap+Core First (Belleville IL)

Friday, October 25, 2019 8:30 am - 11:15 am CT

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