This AAC Poetry & Story Hour is an AMAZING opportunity taking place during the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference. It is open to any AAC user who would like to come and say a few words, read a short poem, tell a story, or even tell a limerick. Absolutely every AAC user is welcome and encouraged to participate, or just watch, and the only limitation for who speaks will be based on time available.
A signup sheet has been created on this Google document. Please share this with anyone interested. You can also contact our Saltillo consultant, Gabe Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can sign you up.
Saturday March 23
Miniseminar: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Henry Hotel Conference Center: 300 Town Center Dr Dearborn, MI 48126
â–² AAC Poetry & Story Hour
Speakers: Wendy Gach-Lazar, M.A., CCC-SLP, Detroit Medical Center; and Chris Klein, M.A., Owner and Founder of Becoming AAC, Grand Rapids.
Instructional Level: Introductory
AAC users, just like any other students, need an opportunity to express more than just their wants and needs. This is an opportunity for the AAC users from across Michigan to have their voices and stories heard, and to share their enthusiasm for communication with other speech-language pathologists, parents and professionals. Participants will listen and interact with AAC users of all skill levels, learning stories and experiences of AAC users in story and poetry form. Moderated by Chris Klein, each AAC user will be allotted time to share a prepared or impromptu story or poem, as well as answer questions at the end.