HELP! I Need to Teach Writing in My Special Education Classroom

Presented by: Janet Sturm, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

About the Webinar

Teaching writing is one of the biggest challenges special educators face. It’s difficult to know how to teach writing in a classroom as functionally diverse as yours with:

  1. Many students at a functional level (copying, tracing, and writing their names)
  2. Some students can’t even hold a pencil
  3. Overall, students don’t like writing time—they shut down

Bottom line: it doesn’t feel like students are “ready to write

In this webinar, Dr. Janet Sturm will unpack these challenges and share a proven model of writing instruction and measurement (using First Author Writing Curriculum).

Dr. Sturm will share how to:

  1. Teach writing to students who don’t seem “ready to write
  2. Help students see themselves as “authors” with something to say
  3. Measure progress using a 14 point scale
First Author Curriculum Inserts

Register for this webinar and you’ll get access to a First Author Curriculum Sampler.

About the Presenter

Janet Sturm, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Janet Sturm, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Central Michigan University. Dr. Sturm has been working in general and special education classrooms for over 30 years. Her research and development work focuses on writing instruction for students with disabilities, computer-supported literacy, formative and summative assessments of beginning writers, and classroom communication.