$4.4 Million in Federal Grants Support Literacy of Students With Disabilities The U.S. Department of Education recently granted more than $4.4 million to improve literacy skills, outcomes and results for children with disabilities. The grants, made through the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), were awarded to: News in Brief
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$4.4 Million in Federal Grants Support Literacy of Students With Disabilities
The ASHA Leader, December 2016, Vol. 21, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB6.21122016.12
The ASHA Leader, December 2016, Vol. 21, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB6.21122016.12
The U.S. Department of Education recently granted more than $4.4 million to improve literacy skills, outcomes and results for children with disabilities.
The grants, made through the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), were awarded to:
  • The University of Oregon, to create a national center to improve literacy skills of students at risk because of a disability, including dyslexia.

  • The American Institutes for Research, to create a national center on intensive intervention to help state and local education agencies intervene to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for students with disabilities who have persistent learning and behavior difficulties.

  • The University of Oregon at Portland, the University of Texas at Austin and the American Institutes for Research to develop model demonstration projects aimed at improving literacy outcomes for English learners with disabilities in grades three to five.

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