UsefulResources


The following links are a collection of resources around literacy for children with access issues. They are broken down into Research (finding out more) and Resource (practical applications).

Resources


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    ACE Centre

    The ACE Centre have designed books to help families, and professionals alike, get started with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) http://aacbooks.net/

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    Alternative Paths To Literacy

    Literacy support for children and young people using AAC – The Communication Trust https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/media/620548/aac_final.pdf

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    Four Blocks Literacy Model

    This model looks at incorporating different approaches to reading and writing into daily learning View presentation

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    Seeing Ear

    Seeing Ear is an online library for blind or print disabled people Visit website

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    Books for All

    Books for All is a programme of support for pupils with print disabilities, their teachers and support staff Visit website

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    Read, Write Inc

    http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/ Visit website

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    PrAACtical AAC

    http://praacticalaac.org Visit website

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    Jane Farrell

    http://www.janefarrall.com/ Visit website

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    AAC Intervention

    http://www.aacintervention.com Visit website

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    Linda Burkhart

    http://lindaburkhart.com Visit website

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    AAC literacy

    http://aacliteracy.psu.edu Visit website

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    Everyone Communicates

    http://www.everyonecommunicates.org/resources/literacy.html Visit website

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    Tar Heel Reader books

    https://tarheelreader.org Visit website

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    Creative Communicating

    http://www.creativecommunicating.com Visit website

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    Talk Sense

    101 Ideas for Literacy & AAC Visit website

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    Advancing Literacy for AAC Users

    By Rose Marie Gallagher Visit website

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    Bookshare

    Online collection of over 45,000 accessible books, textbooks and periodicals Visit website

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    Center for Literacy & Disability Studies

    Promoting literacy learning and use for individuals of all ages with disabilities Visit website

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    David Koppenahaver

    Literacy and disability Visit website

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    Literacy in individuals with severe disabilities

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Visit website

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    Ready, Set, Write!

    Alternative pencils and writing for students with the most significant needs by Gretchen Hanser & Dr. Caroline Musselwhite Visit website

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    Literacy for All

    A Community of Practice for Teachers of Students with Significant Disabilities Visit website

Research


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    Southern Illinois University Carbondale Open SIUC

    Strategies for Teaching Literacy Skills to Children who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication. Read this paper

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    The Centre for Literacy and Disability Studies

    Addressing the literacy and learning needs of persons with disabilities of all ages. Read more

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    Center for Literacy & Disability Studies University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Research-Based Practices for Creating Access to the General Curriculum in Reading and Literacy for Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities. Read this paper

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    Emergent Literacy for Individuals with Severe/Profound Multiple Disabilities

    Elizabeth S. Rush MA, CCC-SLP, CPM Read this paper

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    Reading Comprehension and AAC

    Karen Erickson Read this paper

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    Toward Positive Literacy Outcomes for Students with Significant Developmental Disabilities

    Published by the Assistive Technology Association in its peer reviewed journal, Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits Read this paper

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    Alternative Pencils

    What does the research say? Read this paper

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    Therapy Box

    Accessible literacy resources and apps Visit the website