ERIC Number: ED243289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Using Experience Language (LEA Variation) to Teach an Autistic-Like Child with a Visual Disorder to Read (and Write and Talk).
Shepherd, Terry R.
The author, a university professor, describes his experiences in teaching language to his autistic-like son who also has visual impairments. "Experience Language," an adaptation of Language Experience Approach (LEA) is described, and its contributions to the child's reading, writing, and talking are noted. Suggestions are made on the importance of working on all areas of communication (speaking, writing, reading) at all times, working toward independence in stages, and avoiding becoming restricted by routine. The use of food, color, and music in the child's learning is examined. The importance of home-school coordination and cooperation is emphasized. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Great Lakes Regional International Reading Association (5th, Springfield, IL, October 5-8, 1983).