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Why Students with Special Needs Should Learn to Read & Write

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Our topic this week will be the importance of teaching reading and writing to all students in the inclusive class. Nicole & Terri will interview guest, Leigh Rohde, Ph.D.

Leigh Rohde is an emergent literacy specialist with over 20 years’ experience working with young children with disabilities, and has coordinated projects focusing on professional development, inclusion, curriculum design, and system development.

She provides technical assistance and training for school districts, community providers, preschools, and child care programs on inclusion, emergent literacy, and Response to Intervention (RtI). She is an Early Childhood Master Professional, a Certified Trainer in the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Tool (ELLCO Pre-K), and she teaches courses in the Early Childhood/Special Needs program at the University of New Hampshire.

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