Literacy instruction is often neglected for students who are not able to communicate effectively using speech. In education, we often make the mistake of presuming that students who are "too low", too limited in their use of speech, or too motor impaired cannot benefit from literacy instruction - or that literacy simply isn't a priority.
Yet as David Yoder, Ph.D. (Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at UNC) states, “No student is too anything to be able to read and write.” Our students with multiple challenges and complex communication and motor needs can and do benefit from literacy instruction. Here are some resourcess from the experts in literacy instruction for these students.
Literacy Tools and Strategies: