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when to use fingers for reading
Fri Jun 12, 2015 18:17

Hey, Angie, Great question. It is reasonable to point to a word or highlight part of a word by blocking other parts with your fingers. At the single word level. It helps kids know what you are talking about. The problem with pointing to each word as you read when you're a beginner is that any habit kids with ASD develop is like being written in stone. It is extremely difficult to unteach. I try always to think of other strategies and solutions that solve problems without creating problems I'll have to deal with later.

  • Fluency - Angie Helton, Fri Jun 12 13:55
    Dr. Koppenhaver, I enjoyed reading your reply on finger pointing to words. I would've thought that it was appropriate to have the ASD student point to the words as they read them. I understand that... more
    • when to use fingers for reading - koppenhaverd, Fri Jun 12 18:17
      • Thank you for clarification - Angie Helton, Sat Jun 13 09:21
        Dr. Koppenhaver, Thank you for clarification on this. I understand the difference now, I think. Maybe if there are two to three words on the page it would be okay to block, but as the text becomes... more
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