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Language Arts

Language Arts

Functional Literacy

There is a misconception that academic and functional mutually exclusive. We for some reason got stuck in this thinking that tells us that instruction and activities are either academic or functional but cannot be both. When our students get older and we begin to...

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Literacy Independent Work Tasks

Incorporating literacy concepts into your independent work tasks is the best way to ensure skill generalization and maintenance. Students will practice literacy skills in different ways and continue practicing previously mastered skills over time. There...

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Adapted Books

Adapted books should be a staple in every autism or special ed classroom. An adapted book is any book that has been modified in some way that makes it more accessible to a student who has difficulty with typical books. That can mean adding braille, making...

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Literacy Blog Series

Two summers ago, we did an entire blog series dedicated to tips and strategies for increasing literacy skills of students with autism. I do a ton of Professional Development on literacy (see here) and always get tons of requests for a webinar version. I...

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