As SLPs, one of the biggest things we work on with our students is reading. Whether they have an AAC or not, there are things we can do to help them reach their literacy goals at their own pace.
In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Megan Stewart, who is passionate about both literacy and AAC! Megan is here to share her top tips for maximizing your reading time with your students.
Megan Stewart, MS CCC-SLP is a Speech/Language Pathologist with over 19 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.
Megan received her Master's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and now resides in Jacksonville, FL. 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, and lives in Florida with her husband and three sons.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- The importance of believing students can read
- Why you need to work with teachers on literacy goals
- Tips for working on reading
- The best books to use with speech students
- Questions to use while reading with students
- Megan’s favorite lesson
I hope you found this episode inspiring! It is so important for us to remember that our students will progress on their own time, not our timetable, and I love how Megan teaches her lessons based on that.
If you loved hearing from Megan and want to learn more, make sure to send her a DM on Instagram to chat more about literacy and AAC, or check out her website. Both are linked below!
If you haven’t already, make sure to register for our Speech Retreat to learn more about AAC! It’s coming up on November 5th!
Joke of the Week:
Q: What did one autumn leaf say to the other?
A: I’m falling for you.
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