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Sonya Summey
Sat Jun 6, 2015 12:37

Yes, I love how it focuses on multiple aspects of reading for children with ASD. Being able to talk about the story before allows for the child to say what is important and discuss it from all angles. This helps with the comprehension part of the story and that is important since that is typically a weak area for them. The practices they do to develop that will help them so much in understanding and enjoying to read.

  • Language Experience Activities - brawleyeo, Fri Jun 5 18:31
    I read the Breit-Smith, Justice article - Emergent Literacy Skills. I thought one of the emergent literacy activities they suggested, called Language Experience Activities (LEA), was really... more
    • LEA - Sonya Summey, Sat Jun 6 12:37
    • Response to brawleyeo - brownrf, Sat Jun 6 10:30
      I also read this article and enjoyed the activities that they shared. My question was, how do you decide what to discuss with the whole class to keep them interested? Because one thing that's... more
      • Flexibility - brawleyeo, Sat Jun 6 10:47
        That's a good question! Maybe you could target different interests by contrasting the experience and product - if one student didn't enjoy the shared experience, you could make a product that will... more
    • RE: LEA - Lauren Livingston, Sat Jun 6 08:10
      Language Experience Activities are an awesome resource and strategy for students with ASD. I have one student with ASD whose parents take pictures of the things they do over the weekend and we use... more
    • Language Experience Approach - coxdm, Fri Jun 5 19:49
      I am so glad that you mentioned the language experience approach! These are my favorite actives to use with the students. My group, “Elem. Educators,” created our lesson plan using the language... more
    • Reply: LEA - Erica Phelps, Fri Jun 5 19:23
      In my experiences, LEA has ben very successful in teaching students emergent literacy skills, especially initial consonant awareness and concept of word. I wonder if this method would be as... more
    • Reply to Language Experience Activities - parsonkl, Fri Jun 5 19:15
      I personally really like the idea of an LEA. This makes learning important to the child, and the child will actually want to learn. There is also some good material that the student can learn from... more
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