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Re: Quality of Life
Fri May 29, 2015 10:38

I too thought that was a very bold statement to make to begin an article. I can understand where they are coming from because literacy skills are something you and I use everyday (we are often unaware of how much we use the) and don't necessarily appreciate how much we have learned all the time. Poor literacy skills can equate to a potentially poor quality of life in the sense that that student will have difficulty functioning in certain situations (reading print in a novel situation or environment, understanding the purpose of the written language and its relationship to spoken word, perceptive oral language processing pertaining to non-standard speech, etc.), but it does not mean that student will have a poor quality of life overall. This is how I took that sentence when I read it because I didn't want to think the authors would suggest no literacy skills means no life period. This is an excellent topic though, I think it is very interesting to see how people feel about the quality of life vs. level of literacy. I would be interested to hear personal stories of students with ASD and how this issue has made them feel.

  • Quality of Life - Cynthia Trickel, Fri May 29 10:27
    One statement made by the authors of Linking Cognition and Literacy in Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder suggested that silent reading made was that silent reading comprehension served as the... more
    • Did I miss that? - Britt Hatcher, Sat May 30 15:22
      I went back and reread part of that article, and you're right that is a rather bold statement to make. I agree with you I don't think that whether you comprehend something better with reading aloud... more
    • response to cynthia - Stacy Huffman, Sat May 30 12:47
      Cynthia, I must have blown right past that statement, but now that you have pointed it out, I agree with you. It is a bold statement and I too feel that just because students aren't silent readers... more
    • Re: Quality of Life - Erica Phelps, Fri May 29 23:28
      I agree with your point and I was also taken aback when I read that statement. While I do agree that silent reading comprehension is very important for educational success, I would not say that it is ... more
    • Re: Quality of Life - hinesjd, Fri May 29 10:38
      • Quality of Life - Rachel Caldwell, Fri May 29 12:35
        I agree with Jacob, while I think saying that this would interfere with students' quality of life is a big accusation, I do see what the author meant. Like you said Jacob, we often take for granted... more
      • Re: Quality of Life - Cynthia Trickel, Fri May 29 11:02
        Thank you for your comments. I was wondering if that statement caused others to stop and think... I agree that it could effect the students difficulty in functioning in certain situations, but not... more
        • Re: Quality of Life - Kelsie Fender, Fri May 29 15:31
          I read this article and made note of this exact phrase. "Literacy skills, especially silent reading comprehension, serve as the foundation for learning, independence, and quality of life for all... more
          • reply: Quality of life - macdonaldke, Fri May 29 23:05
            I like your spin on the statement Kelsie, that reading is a foundation of quality of life, but does it necessary have to be independent reading? I can somewhat agree with the author in the way that... more
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