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Re: Emergent Literarcy Does Work for Children with Autisum
Wed Jun 3, 2015 14:37

Great question.
For a possible answer, maybe schools are so surprised that traditional methods work, they feel the need to try other methods just to see how those initial methods could have possibly worked in the first place. How could someone with ASD possibly learn the same way as a "traditional" student (is a question going through the minds of some schools systems)?
Another possible answer could be that the schools want the students with ASD to stay at the level they currently are without regressing and the best way would be to challenge their minds with new lessons.
I really don'y have a good answer for you but I think that is a good question. I like questions that allow you to consider many different sources.

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    • Re: Emergent Literarcy Does Work for Children with Autisum - hinesjd, Wed Jun 3 14:37
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