The "All Children Can Read" website is devoted to increasing literacy development for children with deaf-blindness. As a project of the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), the principles of the project are based on four assertions:
* All children can become and are becoming literate.
* Literacy development is founded on experiences and concepts beginning very early in life.
* Literacy instruction must include a strong emphasis on communication and socialization.
* Literacy exists along a continuum from emergent literacy to independent literacy.
Focusing on the stages in the literacy continuum, each website page provides a list of related skills, examples, video clips, and articles describing evidence-based strategies to help children develop essential literacy skills and progress along the continuum.
Some important points from the "All Children Can Read" site include:
* Literacy skills should not be taught in isolation since they relate to other social and academic skills.
* It is essential to build a trusting relationship with a child and intentionally offer early learning opportunities that expand on familiar ideas in a context the child understands.