A Reason to SMiLE: Effective Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities


Parker, C. E., MacGillivray, S., Schillaci, B. (2020). A reason to SMiLE : Effective literacy instruction for students with cognitive disabilities.


In 2017, researchers from Education Development Center (EDC), in partnership with the New York City Department of Education’s District 75, and with funding from the Institute for Educational Sciences, launched an evaluation of the impact of Structured Methods in Language Education (SMiLE) on the literacy skills of students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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