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Reply to rognstadgr
Wed Jun 3, 2015 15:09

I completely agree with you when you speak of the importance of setting high expectations and believing your students are capable. The one boy in this article proves that to be true. At the end of the study, Joel (3 year old boy with ASD) was able to say letter names when it was thought that he was not capable of speech. I think it just goes to show how believing that your students are capable can make a big difference because his teachers and the two that conducted the study believed in his abilities. It also shows how important continual exposure to emergent literacy in natural experiences can go a long way.

About your question, I think in this article the materials were brought by Dr. Koppenhaven and the other person who conducted the intervention. In other situations, I think it just depends on the school because I know that some principals would be willing to use funds for materials like this. Otherwise, the teacher may have to provide the materials on their own.

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