Students with Severe Speech and Physical Impairments: Opportunity Barriers to LiteracyBy Zascavage, Victoria T.; Keefe, Charlotte H.; Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 223-234
Publication Date: Winter 2004
Study conducted to examine obstacles to literacy faced by people with severe speech and physical impairments (SSPI). The authors addressed barriers to literacy education from a variety of perspectives, including those from parents, teachers, university faculty, and administrators involved in the literacy education of students with SSPI. A number of major themes emerged within the categories of knowledge, policy, practice, and attitude relating to funding issues, segregation of students with SSPI, use of a life skills curriculum, lack of certification, preparation, and training in assistive technology, and attitudes that have promoted stigmatization and lowered expectations.
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Division on Developmental Disabilities (DDD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.dddcec.org )