Starting Points is for teacher training programs and will benefit practicing teachers at all
grade levels. This resource examines an array of strategies for facilitating literacy growth
in students who need various levels of support in language, reading, and writing development. Overall, the book maintains that a balanced instructional framework is the most
judicious approach to maximize literacy outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Chapters that relate to Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) professional
standards are identified in the book’s preface. Features such as chapter objectives, figures,
concrete examples, website destinations, chapter activities, and a glossary are provided to
ensure that the text is both practice-oriented and reader-friendly.