Autism — Autism

How to Choose Effective Reading Materials for Children With Autism

When deciding how to most effectively teach autistic children to read, several ideas should be considered: the child’s learning strengths and preferences, the medium you use, and finally, the approach to teaching reading. Look at the child first: right-brain dominant vs. left-brain dominant What is most important to consider is your child’s natural learning strengths. As they take in new information, many children with autism benefit from visuals that convey meaning. Children with autism can be great at detecting patterns and at capturing concepts at a glance that might elude their more left-brain dominant counterparts. Any time I hear someone say that their child loves looking for patterns, I think, “AHA! Here is a child who is global, visual, and...

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