How do I Teach this Kid to Read?

Teaching Literacy Skills to Young Children with Autism, from Phonics to Fluency

ISBN13 : 9781935274148

Author(s) : Kinberly Henry

Publisher : Future Horizons, 2010

SKU : 5166BK

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Reading is so much more than reciting words on a page!

Reading provides personal enjoyment, access to information, and opens doors to opportunities throughout life, both recreational and occupational. Reading helps us grow and vicariously experience things we are curious about.

However, for many young children with autism, reading is often a factual memorisation of letters and words. The playful, imaginative qualities of reading may be missed in favour of the repetitive, predictable alphabet and visual appearance of words on a page.

This book presents simple instructional strategies that can be used to help develop early literacy skills in young children with autism. Award-winning author Kimberly Henry provides dozens of fine-tuned, easily adaptable activities that teachers and parents can implement separately or in infinite combinations.

Included are units on phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.

The book comes with a FREE CD of printable, visual tools, such as:

  • ABC Books
  • Text-Picture Matches
  • Songs, Chants, and Poems
  • Word Webs
  • Visual Organizers
  • Sentence Builders
  • Graphics for Games

And many more!

Kimberly Henry is a special educator with over twenty years experience working with students with autism and other developmental disorders and has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. Kim taught special education at the middle school and preschool levels, and in an elementary specialized autism program.