The future aim of this website is to provide teachers and related professionals with a collection of training and support resources for teaching reading, writing, language and communication as integrated parts of comprehensive literacy instruction. The teaching and learning activities will align with 3rd through 5th grade English language Arts standards and address the needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities and complex communication needs.
The Center for Literacy and Disability Studies team will begin working with teachers and instructional coaches across multiple schools during the upcoming academic year (2021-2022). Through this partnership, components of the BuildingBridges model will be developed, evaluated and refined. As components are ready for broader use, they will be made available for free at buildingbridges-ela.com. Check back periodically for updates.
Resources are available today to support your students with the most significant disabilities to grow as readers, writers and communicators!