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Bettie Graham Special Education Seminar will be June 7, registration open now


Contact 1: Clinton Smith

MARTIN, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee at Martin College of Education, Health and Behavioral Sciences will host the 2016 Bettie Graham Special Education Seminar from 8:15 a.m.-noon, June 7, in room 230 of the Boling University Center.

The seminar will feature “make it and take it” workshops on the TouchMath program and low-tech assistive technology. TouchMath is a multisensory mathematics program to make concepts appealing and accessible for students who struggle to understand grade-level content.

Assistive technology is any piece of equipment used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life. Seminar participants will use the Boardmaker software to create low-tech assistive technology items for use in the classroom.

Area teachers and interested students are welcome to attend, although space is limited to the first 50 people. Three hours of professional development will be offered for participation.

Dr. Clinton Smith, UT Martin assistant professor of special education, and Dr. Beth Stratton, instructor of special education, will direct the seminar.

The Bettie Graham Seminar Series on Diagnosis and Early Intervention of Learning Difficulties is made possible by Newell and Bettie Graham. The Graham family owns and operates the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Union City, and Bettie dedicated years of service to northwest Tennessee and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

For more information, contact Smith at 731-881-7167 or by email at To register, visit

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