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Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum that Drives Student Success

On-Demand Webinar:

Essential Considerations for a
Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum
that Drives Student Success


Presented by: Lauren Sheehan, M.Ed, ATP
 May 18, 2023

Screenshot of the cover of the book Comprehensive Literacy for all with daily instructional routines for emergent and conventional learners

Selecting a comprehensive literacy curriculum for diverse learners requires us to choose a curriculum that addresses the unique needs and abilities of our learners while providing equitable access to high-quality, evidence-based literacy instruction.

During this webinar we will explore the essential components to consider when selecting a curriculum that includes language-rich learning experiences, building on world knowledge through engaging lessons and flexible enough to allow for differentiation to meet the individual needs and abilities of each learner.

Discover how Readtopia supports learners with diverse backgrounds, cultures and abilities to achieve their full potential.

This 45-minute webinar is designed for Special Education Administrators and Teachers and Instructional Coaches,

About the Presenter

Headshot of a woman Lauren Sheehan with shoulder length blonde hair wearing a red top with a bookcase in the background
Lauren Sheehan, M.Ed, ATP

Lauren Sheehan brings over sixteen years experience as a special educator to help empower others. She is a passionate, creative and energetic educator! Lauren has extensive experience teaching learners with complex learning profiles, including augmentative and alternative communication users, alternative access and positioning needs, comprehensive literacy instruction and assistive technology. Lauren works in the public school system as a special educator and an inclusion facilitator. She also works as an adjunct faculty member teaching and mentoring future educators and is a RESNA certified assistive technology professional. Lauren has supported school districts by leading professional development on curriculum, evidence-based instruction practices and comprehensive literacy instruction.  She has presented on topics in the field of education, special education, literacy instruction and assistive technology at statewide and national conferences

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D.​

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Her focus is on understanding the best ways to assess and teach reading and writing to children with the most severe disabilities. As a special education teacher, Dr. Erickson has worked to support students with a range of disabilities in a variety of classroom settings, particularly students who do not use speech as their primary means of communication.


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