“Disciplinary Literacy: Implications for Students at Risk for Academic Failure”
Julia A. Eyer, Ph.D. , CCC-SLP, BRS-CL
Disciplinary literacy is a construct describing the differing language demands of various content areas, such as science, social studies, math, and literature. For the past few years, educators have been discussing the
demands of disciplinary literacy on typical learners. A newly emerging conversation focuses on disciplinary
literacy in students at risk for academic failure, such as those with language-learning challenges. Focus is on participants’ attention on thinking about the literacy of science/social studies/math/literature as opposed to previous ways of considering the literacy in these content areas.