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Jean Milton
Shared Reading Works for Students with ASD
Wed Jun 3, 2015 14:21
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I think a start to answer your question would be for educators to practice patience and diligence. Through personal experience I have found that those two things go a long way for students on the spectrum because of the different combinations in symptoms each student may exhibit. Most every student on the spectrum I have come across has difficulty in joint attention. I have found that if you are patient and diligent you will have much success. I believe that if you are willing to start your expectations out low, but appropriate for the student in regards to grade level and individual needs, and then gradually increase your expectations you will be able to get through any book with shared reading.

  • Shared Reading and ASD? - McKenzi Davis, Tue Jun 2 18:30
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    • Social-based Interventions - brawleyeo, Fri Jun 5 17:54
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    • Reply to: Shared Reading and ASD? - Angie Helton, Thu Jun 4 22:53
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    • Answering question - Jordan Seagraves, Wed Jun 3 15:38
      I think getting the shared readings to work for a student with ASD can be tricky. I think you need very thoughtful planning to have a successful reading. For an emergent reader, you want to make sure ... more
    • Shared Reading Works for Students with ASD - Jean Milton, Wed Jun 3 14:21
    • Reply to McKenzi - Maggie Horne, Wed Jun 3 12:09
      McKenzi, this is a great question and something that I have been struggling to answer myself. I think Jacob brought up a great example of shared reading regarding the Treschaun video, but you are... more
    • Shared Reading - Amanda Wallace, Wed Jun 3 11:34
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    • Re: Shared Reading and ASD? - hillaryyarbrough, Wed Jun 3 06:16
      This is a great question. When reading this article I was thinking the same thing. It really hit me when my group was making our lesson plan. When trying to plan a shared reading activity for a... more
    • Re: Shared Reading and ASD? - hinesjd, Tue Jun 2 21:01
      Great question for the module. I think picking a book that keeps student's interest and then making the reading of the book fun can be helpful in making shared reading work. The teacher asking the... more
      • Re: Shared Reading and ASD? - McKenzi Davis, Tue Jun 2 21:11
        I saw the Traschaun video as well. I really liked it and thought the teacher did an awesome job with this particular read aloud. This video seemed like the "best case scenario." But, sometimes,... more
        • answers you already know - koppenhaverd, Wed Jun 3 15:54
          McKenzi, in answer to your question about getting shared reading to work with kids with ASD, you have at least 3 answers from this week: RECALL, CAR, and CROWD in the CAR. Yes interaction is... more
    • Re: Shared Reading and ASD? - lavertyse, Tue Jun 2 19:56
      I think we saw some of these strategies in the videos with the three little monkeys. We saw that the students were really familiar with the book and were able to engage in the retelling of the story... more
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