ALL - Accessible Literacy Learning Print Edition



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Reading is critical to any student's success. The ALL Reading Curriculum, developed by researchers Janice Light and David McNaughton of Penn State, is a unique curriculum designed to teach reading skills to students with a range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism and developmental apraxia. ALL is also ideal for teaching reading to individuals that use AAC.

"I would heartily recommend this carefully planned resource on literacy learning to all teachers and parents who have children who struggle to learn to read due to limited speech production. They will find it an immensely helpful guide." - June Downing, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge, USA.


Many teachers need a way to effectively teach literacy skills to students who experience complex communication challenges and use AAC. The ALL Curriculum meets that need. ALL is an evidence-based approach that has proven highly effective in helping students with disabilities overcome the hurdles of reading basic words and sentences. ALL was specially designed to meet the needs of individuals who require AAC, as well as individuals with complex communication and physical access challenges. ALL is a proven method for teaching reading to challenged students, it enables students to bypass oral responses at all stages of instruction.

ALL meets the needs of students at home and at school, and can be used with Boardmaker Plus!, and Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro.

View sample pages of the ALL Curriculum

The ALL Curriculum Approach

The ALL Reading Curriculum is based on the recommendations of the National Reading Panel which states that literacy skills should be taught using the principles of effective instruction - combining direct instruction with application in the context of meaningful and motivating reading and writing activities. This curriculum follows that recommendation by providing:

  • bottom-up instruction that builds component skills (phonological awareness, letter-sound correspondences)
  • top-down instruction focused on meaningful reading experiences and reading activities based on student interest

ALL provides parents and teachers with concrete methods and clear instruction supported by research. The curriculum design allows you to spend time focusing on developing skills rather than assessing needs. The curriculum includes€¦

  • Measurable goals easily adapted for IEPs
  • Comprehensive teaching scripts for every component skill
  • Tools for tracking student progress
  • Clear guidance for adjusting lessons based on student performance

The ALL Curriculum consists of a comprehensive Curriculum Guide and a set of six additional skill binders:

  • Curriculum Guide: Includes sections on assessing skills, teaching component skills, teaching simple sentence and story reading, building comprehension, troubleshooting, writing skills, and four case studies
  • Sound Blending: build words by blending their component sounds
  • Phoneme Segmentation: Break words down into individual sounds
  • Letter-Sound Correspondence: Knowledge of the sounds represented by each of the letters and vice versa
  • Single Word Decoding: Apply knowledge of letter-sound correspondences and sound blending skills to "sound out" regular words
  • Sight Word Recognition: Recognise a word without sounding it out (e.g., light, dinosaur)
  • Shared Reading: Decode or recognise each word in sequence, access the meaning of the words/sentences, process the words/sentences together in sequence to derive the full meaning of the text, learn/take meaning from the text and relate it to prior experience and knowledge

A Software Edition of the curriculum is currently under development and will be coming soon to Spectronics!

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