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Response to McKenzi Davis
Thu Jun 4, 2015 21:20

McKenzi, you brought up a great point! Even with children with ASD, emergent literacy like shared reading interaction at home are good for literacy development. I personally enjoyed watching the video of a Mom reading to her child who uses assistive technology to communicate. He was able to connect with the text by making a reference to the smell of dirt and pressing the button that said "tell me more about that". Having practice of shared reading and emergent literacy at home can make a group setting more productive.

  • Re: Emergent Lit at home does work for children - McKenzi Davis, Wed Jun 3 12:13
    This is a very interesting point that you brought up. I've always known how big of an effect early introductions to texts have on literacy development for children. Even when children cannot read at... more
    • the gap - Cynthia Trickel, Fri Jun 5 19:16
      Very interesting point...That reading to students with ASD can help to close the gap in their literacy skills. My mind goes back to the video of the mother reading and the child's reaction. It was... more
    • Response to McKenzi Davis - Navila Castro, Thu Jun 4 21:20
    • CROWD in the CAR - koppenhaverd, Wed Jun 3 15:15
      McKenzi, early reading (and writing for that matter),is critical to learning more efficiently in school. You're dead right! That's also why structures like CAR or CROWD in the CAR are critical. They... more
    • Re: McKenzi Davis - bennettmc, Wed Jun 3 13:12
      I agree with you McKenzi. Your post even makes me think about how there are many other influences besides teachers. Although children may spend a lot of time with teachers, a large majority of the... more
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