Evidence-based basic reading skills program for non-verbal students.
The Accessible Literacy Learning (ALL) Reading Program is designed to teach basic reading skills to non-verbal students and is accessible through touch, eyegaze, and scanning.
Most students with complex communication needs enter adulthood without acquiring functional literacy skills.* The ALL Reading Program is an evidence-based approach designed specifically to teach basic reading skills to non-verbal students who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
ALL is designed specifically to teach basic reading skills to non-verbal students who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Developed by researchers Dr. Janice Light and Dr. David McNaughton of Penn State University, it enables students to bypass oral responses at all stages of instruction, allowing even the most challenged students to learn to read. By following the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) philosophy, the ALL program is able to support learners with a broad range of ages and abilities.
The ALL Reading Program is based on the recommendations of the American National Reading Panel by providing:
The ALL Reading Program teaches the six foundational skills of reading:
The ALL app currently contains over 40 reading books, including some that teach CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words. The seasonal books help students to participate in and read about time-relevant topics while working to build literacy skills. They add more opportunities to learn about new concepts amd topics.
One ALL license includes:
Learn more about Dr. Light and Dr. McNaughton’s extensive research in the field of literacy for learners with complex communication needs. To help support their mission, a portion of Accessible Literacy Learning sales goes to fund ongoing AAC research at Penn State University.
* Foley, B. & Wolter, J.A. (2010). Literacy intervention for transition-aged youth: What is and what could be. In McNaughton, D., & Beukelman, D. (Eds.), Language, Literacy, and AAC Issues for Transition- Age Youth (pp. 35-68). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
ALL Software Edition is available on different platforms and devices - standard Windows computers, iOS and Tobii Dynavox I-Series and Indi devices.
ALL for iPad requires:
ALL for Windows requires: