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This presentation introduces features that need to be considered when making or adapting texts for students with vision loss, multiple disabilities, and other needs. Resources for more information, including the Literacy for Children with Combined Hearing Loss , Paths to Literacy for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired and the Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired sites, are included.
Two webinars by Gwyn McCormack from Positive Eye on behalf of the Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, and South East States Deafblind Programs and the National Helen Keller Center, USA
Early Literacy for Students with Multiple Disabilities or DeafBlindness – Perkins Webcast
Get lots of useful tips, from the American Society for Deaf Children, for simple things you can do to enrich literacy skills and increase bonding with your deaf or hard of hearing child.
8 presentation videos (to be watched in sequential order) co-sponsored by:
Southwestern Project to Prepare Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, University of Arizona, Grant # H325K080241 U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs
Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD), Grant # R24C12001 US Institute of Education Sciences
- Dr. Susan Easterbrooks, Georgia State University, Literacy Overview: Where we have been and where we are heading
- Dr. Amy Lederberg, Georgia State University, The simple view of reading and how it can inform practice with DHH students
- Dr. Carol Connor, University of California-Irvine, Individualized intervention
- Dr. Brenda Schick, University of Colorado at Boulder, Fingerspelling and fingerspelling interventions to enhance early reading in DHH students
- Dr. Stacey Tucci, Georgia Pathways Project, Foundations for Literacy: An early literacy intervention for DHH preschoolers
- Dr. Susan Easterbrooks, Georgia State University, Developing reading fluency in DHH students
- Dr. Shirin Antia, University of Arizona , Vocabulary intervention for DHH students LINK ONE LINK TWO
- Dr. Susan Easterbrooks, Georgia State University, Syntax and literacy: DHH students
- Dr. Kimberly Wolbers, University of Tennessee, Writing Instruction: DHH students
This website provides information on:
- What skills to teach
- How to teach these skills
- Videotaped examples of instruction with learners with special needs
- Maximizing the Literacy Skills of Individuals who Require AAC – Webcast