Center for Literacy and Disability Studies

Project Core

Project Core aims to develop a comprehensive implementation program for the delivery of universal core vocabulary instruction and augmentative communication supports using the multi-tiered system for augmenting language (mSAL).  Student implementation supports, tools, and training resources can be found here, at the Project Core website.

DLM Professional Development

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) is an alternate assessment system based on the development of learning maps, which include both traditional learning progressions and the multiple, alternate routes that students with significant intellectual disabilities might take to learn new skills and develop new understandings. The CLDS is a key partner, taking the lead in creating and testing a multi-modal, universally designed professional development program to accompany the DLM assessment.  The DLM Professional Development website can be found here.