Language and Literacy Conference Set for April 27


The Truman School of Health Sciences and Education will host the 10th annual Language and Literacy Conference, April 27, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

The conference will feature Christina Carnahan and Pam Williamson, authors and editors of “Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

Carnahan is an associate professor of special education within the School of Education in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of moderate to intense disabilities. She is the director of advancement and transition services within the School of Education. Carnahan’s research interests include: building communication and literacy for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities; and creating efficient and effective instruction and support practices across the lifespan. Carnahan has published in journals such as: Exceptional Children; Journal of Special Education; and Focus on Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
Pamela Williamson is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has experience working with individuals with autism and their teachers in the area of reading intervention and instruction. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles related to reading and autism in journals such as: Exceptional Children; and Teaching Exceptional Children. She is the co-editor of an award-winning textbook, “Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” and has trained in-service educators, related service personnel and families across the U.S. on this topic.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9-10:30 a.m.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

12-1 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1-3 p.m.

The registration fee is $50 for professionals and $10 for students. For more information on this event and to register, click here. Questions can be directed to
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