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If any of you are wondering if my working with individuals with intellectual disabilities could possibly translate to working with individuals with "normal" or "above normal" intelligence, please read the following: 



After I received a patent for a children’s l...

More and more I find it unusual that we as civilized people do everything we possibly can to accommodate those to whom we are speaking when we are engaged in the arts of conversation. What I mean by this is that, if we are perchance engaged in conversation with anyone...

First picture from Marilyn Jager Adams book (Beginning to Read) and the second picture is from me 

The only way to successfully gain increase in one’s vocabulary is to read. Reading is the horse that pulls the vocabulary cart, period.

This test is simply to demonstrate to teachers (all of us, perhaps) what literacy students may experience when we, as teachers, try to...

One of the most perplexing problems I have encountered in my lectures on literacy acquisition for individuals with intellectual disabilities has been the topic of “Comprehension.” I have been asked basically, “How do I or we know that these students are really comprehe...

I’ve spent the better part of the last 50 years in the field of intellectual disabilities and the last 28 years developing a program for teaching full literacy skills to those within this population (aspergers, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, dyslexia, traumatic...

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