Two summers ago, we did an entire blog series dedicated to tips and strategies for increasing literacy skills of students with autism. I do a ton of Professional Development on literacy (see here) and always get tons of requests for a webinar version. I haven’t finished a webinar yet but the blog series is my blog versions of the PD. Sarah and I packed the series with a ton of great info and sometime these blog series get lost in the summer shuffle. We review strategies for emerging literacy, traditional literacy, functional literacy, and organization/implementation.
I love talking about literacy. When I started listing out the blog topics for that summer, I almost couldn’t limit myself to 8 weeks. Literacy is not only the ability to read and write. It’s the ability to communicate effectively. It’s the ability to connect and interpret the world you live. It’s the ability to be part of a community. If you can give that gift to your students, there is truly nothing more powerful or important.
Here are some of my favorite posts: