ERIC Number: ED363064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reading. Functional Programming for People with Autism: Revised. A Series.
This booklet describes techniques for teaching reading with teacher-made materials to students with autism. A modified language experience approach built around the Dolch Basic Sight Word List is used, incorporating familiar names and words of importance for each child. Readiness skills are incorporated into the approach as well as an emphasis on word configuration and word ending and beginning sounds. Steps in introducing this method are outlined and ways to evaluate progress are discussed. Requirements in selecting material for improving reading comprehension skills are listed. Suggestions for adapting and adjusting commercial and teacher-made material are offered, along with suggestions for increasing reading comprehension skills using variety in content and presentation. A sample lesson involving a simple snack recipe is presented, with accompanying reading comprehension worksheets. Two other recipes are provided, as well as a form for recording learners' skills. (JDD)
Descriptors: Autism, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Experience Approach, Lesson Plans, Material Development, Media Selection, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Readiness, Student Evaluation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana University, 2853 E. Tenth St., Bloomington, IN 47408-2601 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
Note: For related booklets, see EC 302 520-530. The 1980 edition was authored by Nancy Dalrymple.