Early Literacy Instruction Using Visual Supports for Students on the Autism Spectrum


autismMany students on the autism spectrum are also nonspeaking or have low verbal skills. Visual supports are often used as a tool to support students; however the use of the supports is often misunderstood and overused.  edWeb community, Teaching Students with Autism, held a webinar to clarify misconceptions and introduce strategies for using visual supports for students with autism, including shared readings, supported or adapted texts, and so much more!  Webinar presenter, Pati King-DeBaun, M.S. CCC-SLP, consultant, certified speech language pathologist and author, discussed research on using visual supports for early literacy instruction with details on why, who, what, how and when to use them.  Watch the webinar recording to learn more about using visual supports for students with autism!

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Teaching Students with Autism is a professional learning community (PLC) that offers free webinars and online discussions to help educators learn strategies and discover new ideas and resources to support the needs of students with autism, particularly advances in technology that can lead to significant breakthroughs in communication and learning. This is a collaborative community where educators can share information to help support the needs of students with autism.  This program is sponsored by VizZle.

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