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Teaching Girls with Rett to Read and Write – Rett University

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The biggest thing that separates humans from other beings is our ability to read, write and communicate. If we don’t give girls with Rett the tools to do this, we’re willfully taking away their humanity.

I learned that from Susan Norwell, one of the most groundbreaking educators I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. 20 something years ago, Susan had a girl with autism in her private practice. She taught her to read, write and communicate like she would any child with that level of disability. Then, the girl was re-diagnosed with Rett syndrome and Susan has an awakening. She told me, “I thought to myself ‘this is the same brain as before. She’s just locked in.'” That started Susan on a journey of discovery whereby she has formulated a tried and true method for reaching into the world of these locked in girls and helping them to realise their potential – to read, write and effectively communicate.

In partnership with Girl Power 2 Cure, Susan is launching Rett University designed for educators and therapists of Rett Syndrome students. Experienced professionals share their cutting-edge knowledge on how to support their students with Rett Syndrome and push them to their highest levels of academic, physical and personal achievement.

PLEASE watch this promo below and vow with me that

no girl will be left behind

Rett University is an e-learning platform specifically designed for educators and therapists of Rett Syndrome
students. Experienced professionals share their cutting-edge knowledge on how to support their students with Rett Syndrome and push them to their highest levels of academic, physical and personal achievement.

• help your student/child learn to read and write
• develop real communication skills
• learn strategies for sensory regulation
• learn where to start when initially diagnosed to build communication and appropriate expectations
• develop effective appropriate IEP goals

Rett University is brought to you by Girl Power 2 Cure in partnership with Susan Norwell, a world-renowned Rett Syndrome education and communication specialist; and Udemy.com, a leading e-learning company.

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