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Literacy Skills

Literacy classes are available for students with mild to moderate intellectual or developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading comprehension skills. Course materials are assigned according to current levels of performance, and students work at their own pace. Individualized instruction is provided by our instructors who have vast experience in the area of reading instruction. Literacy classes complement other Developmental Education course offerings within College of DuPage.

Feed Your Need to Read

This literacy-based class focuses on improving reading comprehension skills in order to unlock more of each student's learning potential.  

Course Overview

We believe that it is especially imperative that adults with disabilities continue to enhance their ability to decode and comprehend written text. Improved reading comprehension skills are solidly linked to better outcomes in the areas of employment, post-secondary education, and independent living. The goal of our Literacy course offerings is to provide reading instruction that will assist in the continued development of this crucial life competency.


Amy Richlinski is an experienced public school teacher who has Master's Degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education.

All Developmental Program Literacy courses take place on campus in Glen Ellyn.
For more information regarding the Developmental Program's literacy courses, call (630) 942-3779 or email ce@cod.edu.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Email: CE@cod.edu

Front Desk Hours
  • Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office hours may vary due to holidays and staff coverage.