Battling Summer Slide: Boardmaker Book Bridge to the Rescue!

Training Type: Boardmaker Software Family


Clinicians, teachers and parents share a goal of preventing academic regression during the summer months. This dreaded “summer slide” accounts for the loss of at least one month of academic achievement. Unfortunately, this has a bigger impact on students who receive special education services. Supported summer reading is one way to ensure that students retain skills. Learn how Boardmaker Book Bridge helps students engage with popular grade level books at levels adapted to their unique needs. With the aid of Lesson Plans and other instructional supports, you can keep students with special needs engaged in interactive reading, comprehension and writing activities all summer long!

Learning Outcomes.  Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

Describe the impact of regression or “summer slide” for students in special education

List two reasons why summer reading programs are effective for all students

Identify three benefits of using Boardmaker Book Bridge for summer instruction

This course will be offered for .1 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional) through June 6, 2018

Jill Detwiler, MS-CCC/SLP  Jill received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Penn State University. She worked in the public schools as a Speech-Language Pathologist for 9 years, and then as an Educational Consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education for 4 years. She is currently a curriculum and content writer for Tobii Dynavox.

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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.

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Financial Disclosure:  Jill and Emily are full-time employee at Tobii Dynavox.  

Non-financial Disclosure: Jill and Emily have 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.

1 hour

Jill Detwiler, MS-CCC/SLP

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