Language Comprehension Skills for ASD
Language Comprehension Skills for ASD
Teaching Students with Autism Reading Comprehension
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder often have strong reading skills, but find it challenging to comprehend what they have read. Difficulties in reading comprehension may be due to the lack in social communication skills as well as the theory of mind (understanding others’ mental states), which are both associated with Autism. These challenges impact the ability to sequence, visualize, predict, and infer information from a text. Here are 4 evidence-based reading comprehension strategies, including resources, and activities that will help you teach students with autism reading comprehension skills.
Autism: Building Reading Comprehension
Smile and Learn
Smile and Learn is an app for children age 3 to 12, including more than 10,000 educational activities, games, interactive stories and videos for kids age 3 to 12.
This resource includes detailed instructions for setup, visuals, labels, and directions for use for 20 work tasks.These activities include a range of skills such as matching words to pictures to answering wh- questions to identifying context clues. Reading comprehension is a huge area of difficulty for many students when it comes to literacy skills.
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Autism Parenting Magazine
Autism Reading Comprehension: Tips and Teaching Strategies Autism reading comprehension is a complicated topic as children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience a variety of associated symptoms, and attain language proficiency at different stages—some earlier than others. https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-reading-comprehension/
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Inspiration Maps Skill: Comprehension, Writing Device: iPad A versatile mind-mapping tool to help kids visually organize information and ideas. Easily create diagrams, maps, organizers, brainstorms, and text outlines.
Kidspiration Skill: Comprehension, Writing Device: iPad An easy-to-use and versatile mind-mapping tool that can be used in all subject areas. Includes an image-to-text conversion feature.
Learn With Homer Price: Free Grade level: Pre-K, K Skill: Comprehension, Phonics Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch A learn-to-read app incorporates drawing, voice recording, stories, songs, and more, along with more traditional phonics exercises. Encourages kids to think critically about what they've read or listened to through answering questions.
LightSail Price: Free Grade level: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th and above Skill: Comprehension Device: Android, iPad An e-reading literacy platform to support independent reading. Students can use LightSail to check out texts from their schools' digital libraries and read the books directly on their devices. As students progress through a book, questions appear to gauge their comprehension. Kids can earn badges and a Lexile measure.
News-O-Matic: Nonfiction for Classrooms Grade level: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th and above Skill: Comprehension Device: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch Whether your students enjoy reading about sports, science, world news, or wacky events, News-O-Matic delivers what’s making the news. This nonfiction reading comprehension app publishes five news stories each weekday. The stories range in length and difficulty to create opportunities for differentiated instruction. Readers learn what happened on this date in history through an educational game and write or draw to Editor-in-Chief Russ in the News Room.
Popplet Grade level: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and above Skill: Comprehension, Writing Device: iPad, iPhone A versatile mind-mapping tool. Students create "Popplets" that can be filled with text, drawings, images, or video, with the ability to share and collaborate in real time.
Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion Grade level: K, 1st, 2nd Skill: Comprehension Device: iPad Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion is part story, part game, and part online safety lesson.
Question Builder Grade level: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Skill: Comprehension Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch Question Builder is designed to help children learn to answer abstract questions and create responses based on inference. Audio clip reinforcement can be turned on or off for non-special needs children.
SimpleMind Grade level: 3rd, 4th, 4th and above Skill: Comprehension Device: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch SimpleMind is a basic mind mapping tool that turns an iPhone/iPod into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device. SimpleMind's limited options make it a good tool for students that are new to mind mapping.
Speech with Milo: Sequencing Grade level: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Skill: Comprehension Device: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch Speech with Milo: Sequencing is a sequencing and storytelling game. Slide the three picture cards into correct order (first, next, and last), then watch the story come to life. A speech–language pathologist chose Milo's activities, such as hitting a baseball or eating a sandwich, to help kids learn to organize time, sentence, and storytelling concepts with familiar themes. Speech with Milo: Sequencing is also available in Spanish.
StoryBuilder Grade level: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and aboveSkill: Comprehension, Writing Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch Language-arts tool for kids who need to improve their sentence formation, storytelling, and speaking, and can be used in special needs classrooms.
Tell About This Grade level: Pre-K, K, 1st Skill: Comprehension, Storytelling, WritingDevice: iPad Photo and word prompts inspire storytelling, and the app records the results. This versatile tool can be used as a pre-writing or publishing activity.
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Center collaborated with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes to study the comparative effects of Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) on the brains of children on the Autism Spectrum. Lead researcher, Dr. Rajesh Kana, describes the fMRI study. Students and their families contribute their unique perspective.
Autism Read And Write
The free version of Autism Read & Write. This application is intended to help ASD children to learn the basic of reading and writing.
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Reading Comprehension guide
The primary object of our Reading Comprehension guide is to teach the reading skills that are basic to reading fluency and understanding in all subject areas and situations. Reading is the most essential communication skill in our society. For this reason, the author has given emphasis to many of the primary building blocks of reading acquisition, such as using context clues, determining main idea, and understanding inferences.
People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience reading comprehension difficulties, often misinterpreting complex texts, metaphors, and idioms. We have developed and tested a new assistive technology tool for adaptive, personalized text simplification, called Open Book. This tool is an open-sourced, online platform that uses Natural Language Processing with the specific aim of assisting reading and aiding understanding of written text for people with ASD Persons affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) present impairments in social interaction. A significant percentile of them have inadequate reading comprehension skills. In the ongoing FIRST project we build a multilingual tool called Open Book that helps the ASD people to better understand the texts. The tool applies a series of automatic transformations to user documents to identify and remove the reading obstacles to comprehension. We focus on three semantic components: an Image component that retrieves images for the concepts in the text, an idiom detection component and a topic model component. Moreover, we present the personalization component that adapts the system output to user preferences.
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