Ep. 61 – AAC: Incorporating Literacy - Megan Stewart MS, CCC-SLP

January 31, 2022

In part two of our Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) series, we continue our discussion with special guest Megan Stewart MS, CCC-SLP, shifting focus to incorporating literacy with AAC. On this episode, Megan shares how she began incorporating literacy with AAC, how speech pathologists teach literacy, the differences between emergent and conventional literacy, and more.

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction Shenanigans

    (1:32) How Did Megan Begin Incorporating Literacy With AAC

    (4:08) How Do Speech Pathologists Teach Literacy

    (5:56) Shift in Incorporating Literacy With AAC

    (8:30) How to Start Incorporating Literacy with AAC

    (20:43) Activities to Incorporate Literacy With AAC

    (22:45) Differences Between Emergent & Conventional Literacy

    (27:58) Specific Literacy Goals

    (31:45) Favorite Resources for Literacy & AAC

About Megan Stewart MS, CCC-SLP

Megan is a Speech/Language Pathologist with over 18 years of experience, most of which have been spent serving students with complex communication needs, within a variety of settings, including early intervention, home health, hippotherapy, and elementary school level. She received her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and now resides in Florida.

With extensive knowledge regarding various forms of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) from low to high tech, Megan’s passion is to help guide students, parents, and professionals alike in their journey to find the AAC system(s) that will help them become the most independent and autonomous communicators possible. Megan currently works at a one-of-a-kind, public, center school serving students with Autism and related disabilities.  Megan is also extremely passionate about promoting comprehensive literacy instruction for all learners and sharing the love of reading with everyone she meets.

Some of Megan’s Suggested AAC Resources:

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