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Reply to Erica
Thu Jun 4, 2015 20:07

This is interesting that you brought this up. I'm not sure if this is where you were going with your post but the typical curriculum in schools shifts around 4th grade. Learning to read transitions into reading to learn; I would imagine this is where the plateau begins. This plateau bothers me for not only students with ASD but also for typically developing students. I think there needs to be more support for struggling readers in the upper grades. After all, reading is the foundation of education.

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