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Literacy, Language and Communication for Students with Significant Disabilities

Christopher Kliewer, professor of special education and Amy Petersen, assistant professor of special education 

Federal policy including the Individuals with Disabilities Education [Improvement] Act and the No Child Left Behind Act require that all children, including those with the most complex developmental needs, have access to evidence-based literacy programs meaning sound instruction in reading and writing. This presentation shares current efforts across the state of Iowa to prepare professionals to meet the needs of students with significant disabilities in the areas of literacy, language and communication.

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