Comprehensive Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities and Complex Communication Needs

March 6-8, 2018

8:30 - 4:00

This 3-day introductory intensive course focuses on conventional literacy instruction for students with moderate to significant disabilities.  Drs. Karen Erickson and David Koppenhaver will guide participants in learning how to provide daily comprehensive literacy instruction that includes word study, self-directed reading, reading comprehension and writing.

ourse participants will examine student work samples, videos of classroom instruction, methods of instruction, and theoretical frameworks supporting universal literacy. 

This course is open to any and all interested educators and related services personnel concerned with supporting communication and literacy in these students.

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Camp ALEC 2017 Applications

Camp will again be held at Indian Trails Camp in Grand Rapids, MI.  This is a beautiful barrier-free camp.  Indian Trails hosts campers of all abilities, and can provide 1:1 care if needed.  They are staffed with a full-time nurse and offer many recreational activities for the campers.  You can visit the website for Indian Trails Camp here.  To download our camp application see below.

Camp applications for 2017 are now available!  Camp dates are August 13-19, 2017.  We recommend you download adobe acrobat reader to fill the form out with.  You can do this from your computer or your iPad.  Even from your smart phone if your eyes can tolerate it!


  Please note, this is a Level 2 course, you must have completed a Level 1 Literacy course through Karen and David to be eligible to apply.