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ERIC Number: EJ787118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Reading Comprehension Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review of the Literature
Chiang, Hsu-Min; Lin, Yueh-Hsien
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v22 n4 p259-267 2007
The authors reviewed studies on teaching reading comprehension to students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with a focus on text (academic reading) comprehension and sight word (functional) comprehension. Eleven of 754 studies met the inclusion criteria: participants with ASD, published in English in a peer-reviewed journal, and use of an experimental design. Participants, setting, academic or functional reading comprehension, and instructional methods across studies were summarized and examined. Instructional methods employed were compared to those identified by the National Reading Panel as effective for students without disabilities. Suggestions for future research and practice are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A