Programs and Topical Areas - Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SCD)

Upcoming Professional Development:

Conference Information

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Website

Teaching the Essential Elements to Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Writing Essential Element-Based Annual Goals and Short-Term Objectives

Early Literacy Alternate Assessment:

Essential Elements (EEs):

These documents will always be in draft format to accommodate periodic improvements as we learn more about students with SCD. These are living documents. We encourage you to access them online.

Extended Science Core Standards (K-12)

Peer Tutor Guidelines (2014)


Professional Development:

dlm[at]ku[dot]edu(Click here) to submit a request if you have questions about the videos or encounter any problems accessing them.


Utah State Office of Education (USOE): 

Vertical Alignment of Essential Elements