Writing for ALL: Tools, Strategies, and Everyday Expectations for Students with Complex Needs

Speaking: Erin

From the very start, writing is an essential, unquestioned component of literacy development for students without disabilities. For students with significant disabilities who are unable hold a pencil, writing may be laborious, frustrating, and may seem just impossible. However, with the right tools, activities and supports, it is completely possible. With an emphasis on early writing, from scribble to writing beginning words for students of all ages, a range of writing tools and teaching strategies will be demonstrated, such as "alternative pencils," AAC devices, and iPads.


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