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

Dr. Karen Erickson and Dr. David Koppenhaver devote a chapter of their groundbreaking book, Comprehensive Literacy for All, to the topic of emergent writing. See pages 64-65 for the research brief about emergent writers. They site numerous studies showing that , for example, ‘children significant disabilities do benefit when provided with the range of learning opportunities reported in preschools serving typically developing students (p. 65).

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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