Literacy Through Unity
Traditionally, literacy instruction and AAC device instruction have been treated as separate areas. Created by renowned experts Karen Erickson and Gretchen Hanser of the North Carolina Center for Literacy & Disability Studies, the new Literacy Through Unity curriculum is designed to provide systematic instruction that integrates the two areas. Specifically, lessons support students in learning the meaning of the words on their communication device, how to say them and how to read them while using Unity. The curriculum consists of 3 different instructional components: Word Wall Lessons, Making Words with Icons lessons, and Making Words with Letters lessons. Each component is supported by 25 structured lessons and the package includes a CD that contains printable color support materials. Designed for use with Vantage, Vanguard and Pathfinder.