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Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities and Literacy for All: In conversation with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite


Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities offers information, research-based instructional approaches, and effective instructional and learning strategies to support school leaders, teachers, and other specialists working to better meet the literacy and communication needs of students with significant disabilities, including students with:

  • moderate to severe cognitive disabilities
  • complex communication needs
  • multiple disabilities including deaf/blindness and/or physical access challenges

Instructional Planning: Numeracy

Numeracy as well as literacy is fundamental to student success. However, many students with significant cognitive disabilities lack a sound foundation in early mathematical skills and knowledge necessary to be numerate and to confidently and effectively use numeracy to meet the everyday demands of life.

Literacy for All: In converstion with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite

These 11 video clips and related learning guides provide an opportunity to enhance and support teacher practice in the area of literacy for students with significant disabilities. Dr. Caroline Musselwhite is an assistive technology specialist with more than 30 years of experience working with children and adolescents with significant disabilities.


Assistive Technology Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication/Language Computer Access - AT Curriculum/Instructional Methods Deaf-Blind Early Childhood Elementary Emotional Disability High School Intellectual Disability Literacy Middle School Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Paraprofessional Parent/Family Preschool Professional Resources Related Services