Erica Phelps
Re: Quality of Life
Fri May 29, 2015 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 the foundation for quality of life. I am sure that many people, on the spectrum or not, struggle with silent reading comprehension and do not have a significantly decreased quality of life because of it.

  • 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
    • Re: Quality of Life - hinesjd, Fri May 29 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... more
      • 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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