Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum
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By Emily Iland ©2011.
Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum, provides dozens of useful ideas for the classroom and home. Although they may be fluent readers, individuals with autism spectrum disorders often need support for reading comprehension. Comprehension difficulties in readers with ASD can be elusive and difficult to detect. Because the problems can be easily overlooked many students struggle in silence.
This practical easy to read and well structure resource provides educational professionals and parents with the tools to improve comprehension for good decoders who have reading comprehension difficulties, as well as readers who struggle with both decoding and comprehension. Every reading teacher in grades K-12 needs two copies, one to keep and one to share.
This book is a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, SLPs, and many others. (Softcover; 266 pages.)
This book provides lots of practical, easy-to-teach methods for improving vocabulary and comprehension. Some of the teaching tools include teaching synonyms, looking up pictures on the Internet to teach nouns, and using lists of words with different shades of emotional meaning such as naughty, bad, and evil. I highly recommend this book for use with all individuals who have problems with reading comprehension. --Temple Grandin, Ph.D.