• Sandra has cerebral palsy.
  • She uses speech, gestures and a communication book to communicate as well as a computer with speech output (a DynaVox MT4).
  • Sandra is very outgoing and loves to interact with other people.
  • Her church community and her family are very important in her life.
  • We first met Sandra when she was 13 years old.
  • She was very motivated to learn to read, but she had never had the opportunity to participate in literacy instruction.
  • After approximately 8 weeks of instruction, Sandra had learned to decode regular words. She was able to use these skills to participate in shared reading activities.
  • In this video, Sandra is talking about the impact of literacy on her life.
  • Visit the rest of the website to learn more about how Sandra learned to read.

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Last Updated: August 31, 2012