Supporting Literacy and Communication: Boardmaker Instructional Solutions

Training Type: Boardmaker Software Family


This session addressed the challenges of supporting the literacy and communication needs of all students and also identified new opportunities in today's educational climate. Boardmaker Instructional Solutions responded to these challenges and opportunities by providing all students with accessible, evidence-based curriculum as well as meaningful opportunities for their teachers to collect data and show student progress. 

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to identify 3 significant barriers in supporting literacy and communication needs of all students. Participants will be able to describe 3 features within Boardmaker Instructional Solutions that allow them to support the literacy and communication needs of their students.  Participants will be able to describe what communication and literacy benefits they think their students may receive through the use of Boardmaker Instructional Solutions.

Presented by: Maureen Donnelly: received her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.Ed from The University of New Hampshire. She has worked as an early childhood educator, an adjunct professor at the college level and has provided tutoring to individuals with developmental needs. After leaving the classroom, Maureen began collaborating with the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at Chapel Hill to create a range of curricular materials that address the literacy and communication needs of students with the most significant challenges. Presently, she is the Curriculum Manager at TobiiDynavox.

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

Non-financial Disclosure: : Maureen has a long history of using Boardmaker in her professional endeavors and thus has a non-financial relationship.

Sandy Klindworth is a speech language pathologist with over 30 years of experience working with individuals with complex communication needs. Prior to coming to DynaVox Mayer-Johnson in 2007, she had a long career as a school based SLP and then worked in her own, AAC-focused private practice. She has been a member of the Boardmaker Implementation Team at Tobii Dynavox for 2 years.

Financial Disclosure: Sandy is a full time employee at TobiiDynaVox.

Non-financial Disclosure: Sandy has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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

1 hour

Maureen Donnelly M.Ed, Sandy Klindworth M.S. CCC-SLP

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