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Allison Powers
Subject Preferences
Sat May 30, 2015 10:30

I absolutely agree that a big part of the discrepancy is simply people are better at some subjects than others. I also wonder if the tendency to memorize words rather than decide them could be related to what Temple Grandin was talking about. She discussed the way her mind worked and how in conversation she would vividly picture specific things. Maybe they picture whole words in their minds as opposed to breaking down the pieces to decode the word.

  • Reply to: Below average nonword reading - Angie Helton, Fri May 29 22:37
    I agree with you, and the author, on the nonword reading skills. I also think it makes sense that ASD students memorize the letter/sound pattern and when attempting to read the nonwords, they can't... more
    • Subject Preferences - Allison Powers, Sat May 30 10:30
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