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RE:Reading Instruction
Sat Jun 13, 2015 14:49

I agree with you completely. In general, students with ASD are visual learners. Therefore, using visual supports is vital to instruction when teaching students with ASD. Teaching without any visuals can be overwhelming and cause any student anxiety, in particular students with ASD. Furthermore, I like the idea of using venn diagrams. The article I read introduced me to visual supports such as visual schedules (for the whole day and for each lesson), color coding, structured work systems, video modeling, video self-modeling, and priming. All of these strategies sound great and I can't wait to use them. This strategies will let my students know what to expect and therefore increase their responding and participation. The article also emphasized text length. Many students with ASD have a difficult time understanding the text as a whole but can understand individual details.

I am also interested in learning how to teach non-verbal students how to read. I am pretty sure language is not a requirement for reading. However, being non-verbal would make the task much more challenging.

  • Reading Instruction - Mary Carsley, Sat Jun 13 14:07
    I think it is important to remember to use visual strategies whenever possible for students with ASD. One of the articles focuses on the value of using visual organizers (e.g. Venn Diagrams) with... more
    • Visual Organizers - Sonya Summey, Sat Jun 13 20:35
      I loved the idea of using Venn Diagrams for students with ASD. Another article also mentioned using visual organizers for schedules or other daily routines. This way the student can see what is... more
    • Reading Instruction Reply - parsonkl, Sat Jun 13 15:04
      Growing up, I loved Venn Diagrams. They were a really neat tool for me that helped me realize connections and compare and contrast things. I agree with how you state that it is important to remember... more
    • RE:Reading Instruction - tatem1, Sat Jun 13 14:49
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