1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. The Teacher Q&A will be closing soon.

    If you have any information that you would like to keep or refer to in the future please can you copy and paste the information to a format suitable for you to save or take screen shots of the questions and responses you are interested in.

    Don’t forget you can still use the rest of the forums on theTes Community to post questions and get the advice, help and support you require from your peers for all your teaching needs.

    Dismiss Notice

Reading comprehension ideas

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by banana99, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Hi all,

    I am currently tutoring a 12 year boy with an asc. His reading level is at or just above his age group, and his decoding skills are really impressive. However, his comprehension is probably at year 2/3 level. I am looking for some schemes/programmes that would really motivate and not overwhelm him.
    He has just had an ed psych assessment and she suggests very simple text - one or two paragraphs to start with and gradually increasing in complexity.

    He seems to really enjoy programmes that offer a variety of learning styles, colouring being a big favourite (had great success with the kaleidoscope numeracy programme), and he responds really well to rhyming text.
    However, any ideas on what has worked for you would be really helpful. Lou
     
  2. Thanks for your replies - funnily enough he seems to like the school type stuff - as long as there is some sort of certificate
    when he's completed - which is easily done by me or parents - it's just finding the right one that incorporates a multi-sensory approach. I am making lots of my own materials for him, but it's taking up a huge amount of my time, so something off the shelf would be very useful.
    Thanks for the website link as well - the short text inferencing will be v. useful. Lou
     

Share This Page