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Lauren Livingston
RE: Emergent Literacy
Sat Jun 6, 2015 08:06

In response to your question regarding as students with ASD get older are they able to engage and pay attention better:

I have a middle school class for students who have moderate to severe disabilities. I have 3 students diagnosed with ASD and many who have Autistic tendencies. I think at the middle school age educators have found strategies that will help the student to maintain attention a little better. My 3 students are still unable to listen and focus for a long period of time. For Literacy, I use a lot of adapted books with velcroed pictures that will answer a question about the text read on that page. Its an awesome resource. :)

  • Emergent Literacy - Tracy Nicole Cornacchio, Fri Jun 5 20:06
    Emergent literacy is the pre-reading skills such as holding a book the right way, turning the pages, gripping a pencil the correct way, and writing squiggles on the page. I noticed the students were... more
    • Response to Tracy Nicole - brownrf, Sat Jun 6 10:09
      Tracy, you're so right, teaching these students does take a lot of patience but it is so worth the time spent! From my experience, and I've had little, I don't think age necessarily helps with their... more
    • Engagement is EVERYTHING! - carsleymm, Sat Jun 6 09:17
      I agree with you that student engagement is what it's all about. I have seen different things work with different students with ASD...Age hasn't had much to do with it. I have worked with a... more
    • RE: Emergent Literacy - Lauren Livingston, Sat Jun 6 08:06
    • Student Interest - coxdm, Fri Jun 5 22:52
      I also noticed that the students were more engaged when they were personally interacting with the books. I think a large part of getting older students to focus on the book is to use a topic they are ... more
    • RE: Emergent Literacy - Kelsie Fender , Fri Jun 5 22:02
      Hi! I also have very little experience with students with ASD, and I agree that this has been an eye opening experience so far! I believe to keep students engaged we must give them plenty of hands-on ... more
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