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ERIC Number: EJ814511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Autistic Children Can Be Taught to Read
Vacca, James S.
International Journal of Special Education, v22 n3 p54-61 2007
In most elementary classrooms, students with autistic characteristics are too often dismissed from the literate community. The autistic child is frequently asked to practice memorizing sight words while classmates are introduced to literature. Although autistic children are increasingly being taught in general education classrooms, they are often excluded from rich and meaningful literacy experiences like storytelling, play-acting, journal-keeping, and writing workshop. In fact, it is not unusual for students with autism in these classrooms to follow a different curriculum than the one offered to their classmates. This study examines the difficulties that autistic children have in learning to read and it asks answers the following questions: "What Are the Obstacles in Teaching Reading to Autistic Children? and How Can the Child with Autism Be Taught to Read?"
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A