Literacy Instruction for Young Learners with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities

Course: #7299Level: Intermediate1 Hour 73 Reviews

This course is part of the 2015 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Aligning Literacy Instruction to Standards for Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities (Including Autism), and is presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This course will describe the strategies evaluated in a 2011 study on individualizing responses, systematic instruction, and assistive technology in the context of story-based lessons. Although the research was with students who are school-aged, nearly all of the strategies are applicable for younger students.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how to provide successful access to literature through the use of appropriate response options.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how to use read-alouds to conduct literacy lessons in a systematic fashion.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain how to adapt books and instruction to meet the needs of students who are visually impaired.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain how to implement effective instruction using systematic prompting.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Research
10-15 Minutes Learning Outcomes
15-20 Minutes Case study/Materials
20-25 Minutes Target Skills
25-30 Minutes Task analysis/Example script
30-35 Minutes Systematic Instruction Examples
35-40 Minutes Individualize the lesson/Examples
40-45 Minutes Adapting the Book/Examples
45-50 Minutes Planning for Assistive Technology
50-55 Minutes Results of Study
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

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Sponsor Disclosure: This course was presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which provided in-kind support.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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