I recently read a post on AutismUnited.org that covered ways to help teach autistic children to read. As a former school teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, I saw a lot of children who needed additional help in grasping reading skills. This posting by Katherine gives great advice that I believe will work with any child who needs a little help. I’ve used some of these in the past myself.
The top tip in the list for me working within the child’s interest:
“2. Capitalize on Your Child’s Interest
Every child has a special interest. Using the child’s special interest can help capture your child’s attention and encourage him to read with you. If your child is interested in trains, it is a good idea to select books that focus on trains.”
Read the full post here
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