A Review of Literacy Interventions for Adults with Extensive Support Needs

Literacy skills enhance opportunities for a meaningful life. Many adults with severe disabilities, however, didn’t receive effective literacy instruction in school, limiting their future opportunities. We reviewed research studies examining literacy instructional interventions for adults with severe disabilities. We describe what these studies found and discuss how we can build future instructional opportunities to support the ways in which adults choose to live their lives.  1. Identify what types of literacy interventions have been researched with adults with extensive support needs, the types of learning outcomes these studies focused on, and how successful the interventions were in meeting those outcomes.  2. Identify the characteristics of the adults who participated in these studies.   3. Identify the types of research designs used to research literacy interventions with adults with extensive support needs.  4. Based on the results of these reviewed studies, identify ways in which literacy learning opportunities for adults with severe disabilities can be structured and enhanced to support adults in building literacy skills for purposes of their own choosing.

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