The Beginning Literacy Framework by Karen Erickson, Caroline Musselwhite, and Ruth Ziolkowski (2002) focuses on reading needs for students with significant disabilities:
This framework helps educators choose and create books that match needs of students for enrichment, transitional, and conventional texts.
The draft Quality Indicators for Literacy Access (Significant Disabilities) was developed through the Louisiana Department of Education. The document, in draft format, is designed to provide guidance to educators and families on the provision of literacy opportunities for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Indicators are organized in the following areas: assessment, IEP, instruction, evaluation, administrative support, professional development, and resources. This document will be revised in the near future after input from LEA personnel has been received.
This document, Websites, Blogs, Wikis, and Nings, contains a list of helpful websites related to literacy access for students with significant disabilities. Also provided is a description of each site.
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