The third annual Camp ALEC literacy camp for students who use augmentative communication (AAC) and professionals who work serve them is set for Aug.14-20, 2016 at Indian Trails Camp near Grand Rapids, MI. This camp provides a unique opportunity for children and adolescents who use AAC to enjoy an amazing week at camp (including flying through the trees in a harness, toilet papering Gina and Tina's cabin, starring in a music video and talent show, going to a very cool dance, and doing lots of reading and writing that kids may not have realized could be so personal, so interesting, so fun! The camp enables professionals (teachers, SLP's, AT specialists, OT's), who have participated in one of Karen Erickson's and my week-long Level 1 literacy courses to engage in advanced work in assessment and instruction, to practice with very cool kids all week, and the get coaching from folks who care. Applications are available at the Camp ALEC website. You can learn about what camp is like at Carol Zangari's wonderful blog,PrAACtical AAC, or by reading this adult participant's post about last summer, at the Camp ALEC Facebook page, or Jordan Carson's tv news story and video.
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