Typical methods for teaching foundational literacy skills are very difficult, if not impossible, for students with limited verbal skills. The opportunity to learn to read and write should be afforded to ALL, regardless of spoken communication ability. Education, self-determination, employment, quality of life, and enjoyment all may hinge on an individual’s ability to read and/or to write. Students who are nonverbal need comprehensive literacy instruction that is adapted to meet their unique needs. In this course, you will learn instructional strategies for teaching foundational literacy skills to non-speaking students.

This is a blended session with both synchronous and asynchronous components. Required synchronous sessions are on 4/21 from 3:30-4:30 and 5/19 from 3:30-4:30. Asynchronous work must be completed by 6/30/22.

Intended Audience: Primary General Education Teachers, K-12 Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Related Service Providers, and Coaches