Teaching Literacy to Students with Severe Disabilities


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Which of the following is true in relation to providing a severely disabled student with access to a literacy curriculum at grade level?

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1. Kathy is a high school student with severe disabilities. Her peers are working on writing persuasive essays. Which of the following could be an entry point for her to work on?

2. How are access skills used to teach literacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these quiz and worksheet questions to find out what you know about teaching literacy to students with severe disabilities. You will be quizzed on the most effective ways to achieve this goal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll assess your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The requirement of a grade level literacy curriculum for students with disabilities
  • Examples of alternative exercises and assignments
  • Entry points for an elementary literacy curriculum

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding legal accommodations and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the ways access skills can be used to teach literacy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how different types of curricula can be modified for a student with a severe disability

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about these educational accommodations, review the lesson titled Teaching Literacy to Students with Severe Disabilities. It will explore topics like:

  • Specialized software and tools for students with disabilities
  • Examples of access skills for students with disabilities
  • The utility of scripted-literacy curricula