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Literacy Strategies for Students with Disabilities


Internet Resources

Texas Gateway for online resources by TEA
The Texas Gateway includes content  for “just-in-time” resources that you can leverage during a particular lesson, sequenced binders of instruction that you can assign to students, or self-directed PD training courses that you can take to earn CPE credit hours.  
IES What Works Clearinghouse
The What Works Clearinghouse reviews the research, determines which studies meet rigorous standards, and summarizes the findings. The site focuses on high-quality research to answer the question “what works in education?”
Building RTI Capacity
The Building RTI Capacity for Implementation in Texas Schools project is part of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) within the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin.  Explore this website to find resources to enhance RTI implementation on your campus.
Pact Plus Promoting Adolescent Comprehension of Text
PACT Plus is an initiative of the University of Texas at Austin's Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk and partnered with the University of Maryland to implement and refine a tiered approach to improve reading among sixth- through eighth-grade students with disabilities in public schools.  
National Center on Improving Literacy
The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) is a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers, with funding from the United States Department of Education.  This site includes evidence-based professional development and effective approaches to screen, identify, and teach students with literacy-related difficulties, including dyslexia.
Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts
From translating research into practice to providing online professional development, the Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts (VGC) emphasizes scientifically based research and is dedicated to improving instruction for all students, especially struggling readers, English language learners, and special education students.
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The Texas Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources to stakeholders across the state of Texas.  This site includes reading and academic resources.
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ESC 3 hosts the Low Incidence Statewide Network (LISN). This website includes FREE Literacy Training Modules on Teaching Literacy to Students with Significant Disabilities.  These modules were developed by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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ESC 13 hosts this resource where accommodations based on academic and functional needs of students with disabilities can be found.  
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The Middle School Matters Institute is an initiative of the George W. Bush Institute in partnership with The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas.  We partner with the nation’s leading education researchers and practitioners and draw upon decades of high-quality research to provide excellent support and resources to middle grades schools across the nation.

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  • Cara Wyly
    Project Manager, Progress in the General Curriculum Network
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