​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Events


November Program Meeting

Date:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM

Presenter: Debra Trees, AU.D., CCC-A

Topic: Update of the latest Hearing devices and technology, and on the NEW law,regarding over the counter hearing aids
Venue:  NYSUT

             800 Troy Schenectady Road

             Latham, NY 

Registration information to follow.


CASHA's Fall Workshop

​​Date:  Monday, October 30, 2017
Time: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Presenter: James Feeney, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP
Topic: Assembling the Mosaic: Integrated Literacy Learning for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs (CCNs) Who Use AAC

Venue: Radisson Hotel Albany

            205 Wolf Road

            Albany, NY


​This workshop is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to explore an integrated framework for AAC and literacy assessment and intervention across the lifespan. The workshop will consist of four segments, dedicated to specific topics or areas related to AAC/AT and literacy. The first segment will include a review of advances in the field of technology used for communication and learning in order to create a context within which key terms, concepts, and principles associated with integrated literacy assessment and intervention can be discussed. Case illustrations of children, adolescents, and young adults with complex communication needs (CCN) will be used to highlight concepts and methods associated with integrated literacy assessment and intervention.


The second segment of the workshop will focus on the components of an evidence-based approach to literacy assessment and intervention. Resources, methods, and case illustrations of individuals with CCN using AAC to facilitate literacy-learning will be used to highlight interactive procedures, activities, and environmental supports for individuals with CCN.


In the third segment of the workshop, participants will review resources for literacy instruction across the lifespan, and will include case illustrations of literacy-learning projects and examples of inter-professional collaboration. A Vygotskyan framework for teaching and learning will be highlighted.


The fourth segment of the workshop will be dedicated to specific questions asked by audience members, a group activity in which participants will co-construct an integrated literacylearning plan for a student with CCN, and/or additional case illustrations to highlight themes discussed throughout the day.


Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Identify advances in the field of technology used for communication and learning.
  2. Describe key terms, concepts, and principles associated with integrated literacy assessment and intervention.
  3. Summarize evidence-based practices in AAC and literacy assessment and intervention for students with CCN.
  4.  Identify resources for literacy instruction across the lifespan, AAC/AT literacy-learning projects, and inter-professional collaboration. 5. Complete a practice literacy-learning plan for a student with CCN.


Registration form


​**Jim Feeney, Ph.D. has no non -financial relationships to disclose. He has financial relationships to disclose: He will be given a fee for presenting for CASHA. 


























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