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KEDC Special Education Cooperative

The KEDC Special Education Cooperative is composed of a multidisciplinary team of educators with expertise in the areas of special education procedures and issues, instructional strategies, literacy, positive behavior interventions & support, classroom management, assistive technology, UDL, complex needs, and secondary transition. KEDC Special Education Cooperative provides support services and technical assistance as well as professional development to 22 school districts in Eastern Kentucky.

Visual Phonics
KEDC, Lexington
July 20, 2017 - 8:30am to July 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

Presenter: Lacey Lane

Target Audience: All educators teaching beginning reading, SLPs, SLPAs, teachers of D/HH, and teachers of ELL

Description: See the Sound-Visual Phonics is a system of 46 unique hand cues and symbols that represent the sounds of English without the ambiguity of English orthography. Included are the sounds commonly referred to as vowels, consonants, diphthongs and digraphs. This two day workshop demonstrates how this strategy allows students to “see” or conceptualize speech sounds and relate them to print.


Support services include technical assistance and consultation with individual teachers, teams, and district staff for a variety of situations which may include:

  • Implementing and monitoring special education procedures
  • Supporting emergency & probationary certified and new teachers
  • Implementing differentiated instruction via literacy & math strategies, co-teaching, PBIS, Kansas Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines
  • Providing training, consultation and support on using Assistive Technology and UDL
  • Analysis of district & regional data and district assistance with ASSIST/CDIPs and CSIPs.
  • Providing training and technical assistance for students with autism, sensory impairments and other complex needs
  • Collaboration with other agencies

KEDC Special Education Cooperative Districts

KEDC Special Education Cooperative Staff

Anderson, Sheila, Due Process & Transition Consultant

Sheila Anderson

Due Process & Transition Consultant
Looney, Tiffany, Literacy Consultant

Tiffany Looney

Literacy Consultant
Carter, Mandy, Low Incidence Consultant

Mandy Carter

Low Incidence Consultant
Middleton, Pam, Executive Assistant

Pam Middleton

Executive Assistant
Dehart, Lori, Behavior Consultant

Lori Dehart

Behavior Consultant
Rutledge, Charles, PGES & Math Consultant

Charles Rutledge

PGES & Math Consultant
Lane, Lacey, M.S. CCC-SLP

Lacey Lane, M.S. CCC-SLP

Staton, Julia, Pre-employment Transition Specalist

Julia Staton

Pre-employment Transition Specalist
Little, Stephanie, KEDC Special Education Cooperative Director

Stephanie Little

KEDC Special Education Cooperative Director
Thompson, Allan , Math Consultant

Allan Thompson

Math Consultant
Looney, Jon, Assistive Technology Consultant

Jon Looney

Assistive Technology Consultant