Looking for comprehensive information on effective literacy instruction and research-based strategies to support students with significant cognitive disabilities and complex communication needs? Today, we highlight the Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities website, a resource developed by the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) that can be used in planning a new literacy program or enhancing one already in existence. The site is broken down into 6 main areas. Getting Started provides a framework for this instruction and offers guidance for determining whether instruction for individual learners should focus on emergent or conventional literacy. The Access to Communication section offers a number of resources to support access to and early development of skills in the areas of linguistic, social, operational, and strategic competence. Access to appropriate reading material and to effective writing supports both contain important foundational information and practical resource suggestions. More in-depth information is also provided for emergent literacy... [Read More...]
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How can we support our AAC users in their journey to develop literacy skills? In today’s featured video, Cecilia Marietti shares some ideas for promoting the development of emergent writing. Many thanks to Cecilia and Saltillo for this helpful information. Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l23gpkrVl6M Note: The handout was not available online at the time of publication.
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