Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Lauren Livingston
Jacks reading ability
Sat Jun 13, 2015 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 moderate to severe disabilities. I have 3 students who have ASD. All 3 of my students are on different reading levels but continue to show growth in their reading abilities. I have a hard time thinking that students plateau by the time they reach middle school. I think student growth is all about how you present information and meet the students interest.

  • 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
      • 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
      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 ... more
      • 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.
Click here to receive daily updates