Teaching Literacy Skills to Young Children with Autism, from Phonics to Fluency
ISBN13 : 9781935274148
Author(s) : Kinberly Henry
Publisher : Future Horizons, 2010
SKU : 5166BK
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:
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.