Universal Design for Learning and Storytime: An Inclusive Approach to Early Literacy at the Library

Session Description

Children’s librarians know the value of storytime for promoting early literacy growth in young children, and recent research continues to back this up. At the same time, other research points out that children with disabilities rarely attend storytime. This session will present evidence from empirical studies and use Universal Design for Learning to frame new ways for participants to build on their inclusive storytime strategies and encourage more participation from children with disabilities and their families.

Presenter(s)
Tess Prendergast, PhD, Lecturer in Librarianship, University of British Columbia
Melissa Pebly, EdD, Assistant Professor of Practice, Portland State University, College of Education, Department of Special Education
Milly Romeijn-Stout, PhD Candidate, University of Washington Information School
Posted in Include, Type: Recorded Session.