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Developmental Literacy

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.

We are not offering Literacy courses during Summer 2020. 

Due to a variety of factors, we will not be able to offer any Literacy courses during the Fall 2020 semester.

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.


Dr. Martha Evans has over 50 years of teaching experience in the public school system and College of DuPage.

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.

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Contact Information

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

All COD facilities are closed to the public until further notice. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Continuing Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at ce@cod.edu at any time.

Please note: all programming for Fall 2020 will be online (some exceptions apply).