Instructional Resources

DLM Essential Elements Unpacking

Thanks to the leadership and generosity of Iowa and Emily Thatcher, the DLM Essential Elements are being unpacked by a team of educators in Iowa with the guidance of Claire Greer of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. 

Text Resources

Information regarding familiar texts, other texts, and shared reading.

Communication Supports

Supports to implement core vocabulary to support augmentative and alternative communication.

Writing Resources

Writing resources and alternate pencils.

Initial and Distal Precursors

Math and ELA enhanced descriptions of the Initial and Distal precursors for the most frequently used Essential Elements.

Lesson Supports

Self-reflection and observation forms to help teachers reflect on their own teaching.