Write That Down! Supporting Writing for Students with Multiple Challenges June 4, 2024 at 2:00 pm

Writers write across the day using the full alphabet, for multiple purposes in multiple environments. Learners with multiple challenges, including individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and/or cortical vision impairment (CVI) need the same opportunities in an accessible, engaging and “do-able” format. With the right alternative pencil, the right activities, and the right feedback, it is possible for these students to become generative writers. This session will cover strategies and materials to support topic setting and writing across the day, including writing in conjunction with academics. Both light-tech and high-tech tools will be demonstrated. This session will provide participants with what they need to get started with writing with their learners!

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Describe at least 4 alternative pencils and match them to student needs.
  • Summarize at least 3 activities for generative writing throughout the day for emergent learners, including individuals who use AAC and learners with CVI.
  • Recommend 3 strategies for providing feedback regarding writing to emergent learners.


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