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1/11/2022, SETC’s Low Tech Literacy Kits

Date: 1/11/2022 Time: 3:30-4:30 Location: internet Type: Webinar


Did you know the Special Education Technology Center has developed NEW literacy kits for children with complex communication needs and complex bodies?  You can borrow these kits from the SETC Lending Library for 30 days to trial with students.   These kits include materials and support videos that will guide you through engaging ways to incorporate more literacy experiences into the day of your students. In this webinar we hope you will not only learn about the kits but walk away with step-by-step instructions on how you can easily make your own kits.  Included with the literacy kit is a list of materials and strategies to empower you on your journey of supporting students of all abilities using any book they choose. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn about the SETC’s NEW literacy kits
  2. See examples of materials and strategies to support comprehension, syllable work, initial letter exploration, and vocabulary
  3. Explore book lists and professional development ideas for literacy instruction


Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCC
Brenda Del Monte has been working as a therapist for over 18 years. Brenda received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Washington University. She has worked with children and adults with multiple disabilities since 2003. Brenda owns Technically Speaking, PLLC, a company that serves those who use AAC.  As an expert in AAC, Brenda contracts with Advanced Therapy Solutions to evaluate, train and treat those with multiple disabilities and complex medical conditions. 

Brenda serves as a practice scholar research mentor at Northern Arizona University’s OTD program. Brenda has taught courses for Central Washington University, Arizona State University Speech-Language Pathology SLP Master’s Program and Northern Arizona University Occupational Doctoral students.

Sarah Kinsella, MA CCC-SLP

Sarah Kinsella is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and supporting students with complex communication needs. She holds a Master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and has worked in the public school setting for 11 years. She also served as the district Assistive Technology Specialist for 7 years, working with multidisciplinary teams and families to support students with a variety of Assistive Technology and AAC needs. She is passionate about her field and thankful for the students with whom she works as they help her learn and grow along the way.


Email Sue Wright at the SETC office

Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: