Emergent Literacy for Students with Significant Disabilities

October 1 - 2, 2019

Course Information

Students with significant disabilities can and do learn to read conventionally with supportive print- and language-based experiences and interactions. Not unlike students without significant disabilities, this learning for students with significant disabilities begins with emergent literacy. Students who are emergent literacy learners should be provided many frequent learning opportunities that provide instruction and practice with functions of print and print conventions, phonological and alphabet awareness, and expressive and receptive language skills.

Participants will learn how and why to address five critical areas of emergent literacy instruction: independent reading, shared reading, alphabet/phonological awareness, independent writing, and shared writing. Activity design and selection are driven by theories of literacy acquisition and specific goals and methods will be examined and demonstrated. This training is based on the work of Dr. Karen Erickson and Dr. David Koppenhaver.

Registration Deadline

Friday, September 20, 2019

Event Fee


Contact Information

Additional Info

Recommended Lodging

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Eastwood
3320 Preyde Boulevard
Lansing, MI 48912

Reserve your room by calling 517-374-6500

$85 King and Queen Standard Room

Code: AltShift Education ALTO

Block Deadline: September 9, 2019

Lunch will be provided.

Event Location

Clinton County Regional Educational Service Agency
1013 South U.S. Hwy 27
St. Johns, MI 48879