Light, J. (2012, March). Improving Literacy Outcomes for Students with Complex Communication Needs. Presentation at Pennsylvania Department of Education Annual Conference, Hershey, PA. [Handout]
This session will present guidelines for evidence-based intervention to maximize literacy outcomes for students who have complex communication needs. The session will consider the skills that should be taught, instructional procedures to teach these skills, and adaptations to meet the needs of individuals with limited or no speech. Research results will be discussed along with videotaped case examples of literacy interventions used with individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and multiple disabilities.