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Jordan Seagraves
Answering Question about how long you should wait
Fri May 29, 2015 17:12
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I do not think you should wait to see if things catch up...this will only allow the student to: 1) fall behind or 2) not be diagnosed until a later date. If you just waited to see if comprehension catches up you are losing valuable time that could be spent on teaching the student comprehension strategies. I think so many students fall through the cracks and when they are in 7th or 8th grade they are labeled as disabled or put in a special education class, when really all they need is a teacher who will help them understand.
One way you can aid a students comprehension is by building up their background knowledge before reading a book and having the student predict while reading a passage to keep them think about the story. If they can't predict or answer simple comprehension questions then that would be a time where you would have the student reread the text which is another strategy. I hope to find out better/more strategies to use with a student that has ASD. I hope this helped somewhat.

  • Re: Module #1: Literacy in ASD - luckadooso, Thu May 28 16:20
    One thing that I seemed to notice throughout my reading was the idea that different steps in the reading process develop at different times. In regards to reading accuracy versus reading... more
    • Answering Question about how long you should wait - Jordan Seagraves, Fri May 29 17:12
    • Re: Module #1: Literacy in ASD - Karley Ingold, Thu May 28 21:35
      I also wonder how long I would need to wait on a student to see if they were struggling but could catch up or if there was an issue beyond just what would be considered normal. I think that with time ... more
    • Comprehension Aid Response - lavertyse, Thu May 28 18:22
      I think that we can use comprehension strategies that we teach typically developing students to teach students with autism as well. I think, like you said, we might need to teach and develop these... more
    • Comprehension vs. Decoding - luckadooso, Thu May 28 16:21
      Sorry, I posted without a title... this post strand is about comprehension vs. decoding!
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