Exceptionality and Connections to Speech, Language, and Literacy

  • Using information from class discussions, textbooks, websites, and/or journals, create a project in any of the following formats (only select one, you don’t need to do all of them).
  • PowerPoint Presentation: Must be at least 7 slides, keep the font, size, and color consistent. Do not copy and paste directly from your sources.
  • Written report: Must be in MLA or APA format and needs to have an introduction, body paragraphs (at least 6 paragraphs), conclusion, and works cited
  • Online portfolio: Can be a blog, newsletter, online presentation, ect
  • Video recording: The duration doesn’t matter as long as all the points have been thoroughly discussed. 
  • Other Choice: If you select a different way of doing the project you must notify me at least 4 weeks prior to the deadline for approval. 
    You must include the following information:
    1. Definition of exceptionality: Select one of the following exceptionalities listed and explain at least 3 salient characteristics that are often associated with your chosen exceptionality.
    (Minimum 1 paragraph.  if you are doing a written report, please include an introduction before discussing your chosen exceptionality)
    Please use powerpoint 
    • Dyslexia
    • Hyperlexia
    • LD (Learning Disabilities)
    • ID (Intellectual Disabilities)
    • SSD (Speech Sound Disorders)
    • DLD (Developmental Language Disorders)
    • 2. Connections to Speech. Language, and Literacy:
      (Minimum 2 paragraphs. If doing a PowerPoint, please make at least 1 slide for challenges and 1 slide for literacy)
    • Describe at least 3 challenges or symptoms that may impact the development of their speech and language skills. 
    • Explain at least 2 reading and literacy problems that may occur with this population.
    • 3. Evidence-based strategies
      (Minimum 1 paragraph for each strategy (3 paragraphs total). If using PowerPoint, please describe each strategy in a separate slide)
    • Name, describe, and discuss at least 2 evidence-based strategies that can be used either in the classroom or at home.
    • Name, describe, and discuss at least 1 evidence-based strategy focused on literacy development.
    • 4. Related websites and/or resources
    • A bibliography must be included with at least 3 out of the 5 sources listed below.
      • Peer-reviewed journal article
      • Academic website
      • Multimedia Resource (Video interview, podcast, Q & A, etc)
      • Interview
      • Textbooks
    • 5. Grammar & Mechanics 
    • Check for grammar and punctuation (You’d be surprised how many students still begin their sentences with a lowercase letter)
    • Keep the font size and style consistent 
    • Do not copy and paste from another source (If you copy and paste, you will not receive a grade for that portion of the project, and will result in a deduction of points from your overall score)