Literacy, AT, & Students with Significant Disabilities

March 19, 2013 by - 2 Comments

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Literacy, AT, & Students with Significant Disabilities
Earlier this year, we shared some articles about supporting students who use AAC in general education settings. Although we don’t have data to back this up, our estimation is that most children who use AAC are not in inclusive classrooms. Nonetheless, they all learn literacy skills. In this post, we share an article about literacy learning in students with significant disabilities by Karen Erikson, Penny Hatch, and Sally Clendon. We love the way that it addresses a comprehensive approach to learning to read and write and how AT can be used to support the learning process.

You can access that article here.


Erikson, K., Hatch, P., & Clendon, S. (2010). Literacy, assistive technology, and students with significant disabilities. Focus on Exceptional Children, 42,5, 1-17.

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This post was written by Carole Zangari


  • Tim Villegas says:


    Such a wonderful article and so many different ideas running through my mind right now. Thank you so much for linking to this article…do you have permission to share this article widely? I would love to link to it from a blog post.

    Appreciate all the wonderful work you do. Awesome.


    • Carole Zangari Carole Zangari says:

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, Tim. It really is a great article isn’t it? I don’t have the authority to give permission for wider dissemination – sorry about that! We really appreciate the kind words about our work. I have to believe that the combined efforts of everyone out there who is advocating for these kids will pay off little by little.

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