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Sonya Summey
Practicing Reading
Fri May 29, 2015 21:06

In one of my previous reading courses my professor would say that you could only get better at reading by reading. I am in agreement with you that practice makes progress! There is no need to shame a child, but there is also value in the occasional explanation of something that the student did not get. The student needs to practice accuracy and fluency because those are both important qualities in reading, yet comprehension does not need to be blurred if there is only an emphasis on what the words are. Since it is more common for students with ASD to have more difficulty with comprehension, I would focus more on that than correcting the child all the time when it is not necessary.

  • Practice Does Make Perfect - whitemb2, Fri May 29 08:59
    See I am on the practice makes perfect size. If no one ever practiced anything or did homework, then no one succeed in anything. I believe that self-correction when used correctly can really help a... more
    • Response to whitemb2 - brownrf, Sat May 30 10:04
      I definitely agree with you, practice makes perfect. If none of us ever practiced anything, what would we be good at? Yes, some people are born talented in particular areas, but no one can say... more
    • Practicing Reading - Sonya Summey, Fri May 29 21:06
    • Praise first - Cynthia Trickel, Fri May 29 10:50
      Using praise for correct answers or attempts, I agree is a great strategy. Having the student read with you first for him to gain confidence is also a great strategy. You made a great point about... more
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