Sally Norton-Darr, MS CCC-SLP
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC-SLP
Loudoun County Public Schools
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Little Things Count
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Modeling Through Practice
Sample Consultation Clause:
"The following are a few of the recommendations we
brainstormed together. Within these are tutorials and
additional information. The intent is not that you
read/listen/watch them all, but pick and choose the
modality that best fits your learning style. The different
modalities are meant to provide you with options for how
best you’d like to experience the content."
Sample Consultation cont.
Recommendation #1 - High Contrast in Windows - Based on our
conversation and observation it seems like the student needs for
text to appear larger on the screen. Furthermore, a background
color other than white seems to help the student attend to content.
Step by Step Tutorial – http://bit.ly/highcontrast4u
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