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Project Core (A Stepping-Up Technology Implementation Grant Directed by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies)


Project Aim:
  • Develop a comprehensive implementation program for the delivery of Universal Core vocabulary instruction and augmentative communication supports using the multi-tiered system for augmenting language (mSAL).
  • Teach students with significant cognitive disabilities and complex communication needs to use symbols included on augmentative communication systems to communicate with a variety of people for a variety of needs.
  • Create and evaluate the mSAL with Universal Core vocabulary.
  • Develop intervention and assessment tools for teachers, related service providers, and other classroom staff to effectively implement the mSAL with Universal Core vocabulary.

This site includes:

  • Universal Core Vocabulary Communication Systems
  • Professional Development Modules
  • Presentations and Publications
  • Implementation Resources


Assistive Technology Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication - AT Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Elementary High School Instructional Strategies Intellectual Disabilities Middle School Multiple Disabilities Preschool Related Services Speech/Language Impairment