Disability and the Writing Classroom

This page is a collection of resources and helpful tools for those interested in thinking about disability and their writing classrooms. It is a work in progress, and I invite you to communicate with me about resources you find helpful or how you have made use of material on this page and elsewhere.

  • The first thing I always recommend to people asking about disability and their writing classes is that they request Disability and the Teaching of Writing, edited by Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson and Brenda Brueggemann, a sourcebook available for free to instructors from Bedford/St. Martin’s. Just ask your local textbook rep.
  • This handout (in MS Word format) is one I generated for a February 2013 workshop on disability and writing classes here at UD. It gives a sense of some of the disability-related scenarios teachers might encounter in their classrooms, and expands what we mean by “disability in the classroom” and the myriad ways it intersects with teaching practices.