Check out the toolkit, Literacy for All: How to Use Universal Design for Learning to Promote Literacy Skills for Students with Disabilities HERE
Literacy skills are a fundamental component of most daily living skills. However, most students with disabilities in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) are not given literacy instruction. In fact, most children with disabilities in LMICS are estimated not to be receiving any formal education. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 90 percent of children with disabilities in LMICs have never received any form of education. Once in school, teachers are often not trained in how to effectively teach core academics, such as literacy, to students with different types of disabilities. As a result, many students with disabilities are illiterate as they have never been given the opportunity to learn and reach their full academic potential. To respond to this need, USAID and the USAID funded Reading with Reach project published the Literacy for All: How to Use Universal Design for Learning to Promote Literacy Skills for Students with Disabilities. The premise of this groundbreaking toolkit is that all children with disabilities can learn to read and should have equal access to quality literacy instruction in inclusive settings.
The purpose of the training is to provide participants with the evidence-based techniques that will improve literacy skills for students with different types of disabilities in LMICs. The learning objectives for this training include increasing participants’ knowledge of using:
The training will lead the participants through the toolkit by focusing on the following topics: