Introduction to Comprehensive Literacy Instruction Version 2.0

Over the last several weeks, I have spent time updating my first online course – and I’m delighted to announce that on October 6th I’ll be launching Introduction to Comprehensive Literacy Instruction Version 2.0.

It is over three years now since I published the original version of this course. Since that time there have been updates to our practice – both from research and from our ongoing work in and with schools. Version 2.0 of the course incorporates these changes – helping you to continue to support the literacy development of students with disabilities in your classrooms with the latest information.

For example, in shared reading, we have more effective strategies for supporting students to learn print concepts. I will discuss how we are implementing this with students – and share the resources we are using. In writing, the Writing with All Tools Continuum has allowed us to differentiate more in both assessment and instruction, and the writing parts of the course have been re-written to reference the continuum.

Even the title of the course has changed, based on some great information earlier this year from Communication First around the words we use. As a result of this, I no longer use the term “complex communication needs”, but instead I use “people who cannot rely on speech alone to be heard and understood”. I’m really happy to be using this less opaque term – and love how descriptive it is.

I look forward to sharing the course and updated information with you! Version 2.0 of the course will be available in the first week of October and it is available for pre-order now at

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Comments (3)

  1. Lou Anne Carlson


    Thank you Jane for your dedication in learning and sharing.Your information is brilliant and meaningful and thoroughly helpful.

    • jane


      HI Kayla, if you purchase within the last two months please just email me with your receipt and I’ll upgrade you to version 2.

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