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Sara Pappas
Re: Jack's Reading Ability
Fri Jun 12, 2015 17:55

I agree. Jack was very high functioning in his reading comprehension. I think it had a lot to do with the pictures that were incorporated with the text. I'm interested to know if the pictures weren't paired with the words if he still would be able to decode the text as well as he was doing. I do like your question, though, regarding his growing in reading and comprehension skills. I would love to see where he is now in his reading. I would say that with the same type of structure and interest-based work he would do just fine in continuing his growth to larger texts and even being able to reciprocate the text back to the teacher.

  • Jack's Reading Ability - Erica Phelps, Thu Jun 11 20:58
    When watching the Jack video, I was very surprised at his high reading ability. I know that Jack was not truly decoding words phonetically and reading them, but he was reading more successfully than... more
    • Jacks reading ability - Lauren Livingston, Sat Jun 13 09:55
      I would be interested to have more information regarding the study that states that students with ASD plateau in reading by upper elementary grades. I am a middle school teacher for students with... more
      • Reply: Lauren - Erica Phelps, Sat Jun 13 13:33
        I agree. I think that this plateau may be partially caused by a lack of support from the school system. It is also difficult to make this general statement about all students with ASD because of the... more
    • Plateauing - Jean Milton, Fri Jun 12 20:58
      How was he reading if he was not decoding? Was he reading from memory or something? I did not get a chance to read about children on the spectrum hitting a plateau in regards to growth in reading,... more
      • Reply: Jean - Erica Phelps, Sat Jun 13 13:37
        He was not sounding out the words and reading them per-say, but since the words were repeated on each page, he was using word recognition and he knew what the sentence was going to say. I think that... more
    • Re: Jack's Reading Ability - Sara Pappas, Fri Jun 12 17:55
      • Reply: Sara - Erica Phelps, Sat Jun 13 13:40
        I also think that incorporating the pictures into the book was very helpful in supporting his reading ability. I think that without these pictures included, Jack may not have been able to read the... more
    • RE: Jack's Reading Ability - andersenal, Fri Jun 12 12:46
      I think Jack does really great with this book too. I don't think that it is safe to assume that Jack will plateau once he gets to the upper elementary grades. All students with ASD are different and... more
      • Reply - Erica Phelps, Sat Jun 13 13:43
        I agree and I would be very interested to see where Jack is now with his reading ability. I think that as long as Jack got the support that he needed from patient and understanding teachers, he would ... more
    • Reply to Erica - brigmanhd, Thu Jun 11 21:04
      Erica, I truly believe with the right support and guidance from a trained professional, Jack could avoid a plateau in his learning. If I'm not mistaken, I believe that plateau is a result of... more
      • This is a good point - Erica Phelps, Thu Jun 11 21:09
        This is a good point. It seems like Jack is on the track towards becoming a high level reader. This knowledge base of reading may prevent him from reaching a plateau in upper elementary years.
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