Hi all, Looking for some advice on what to do with a boy in my new Y3 class who has autism and knows all Phase 2 and 3 phonics sounds but can't blend or segment at all. I've been told to use sight words as one strategy but I'm unsure how to go about using these with him and giving him the teaching input - I only have a TA 2 mornings a week and she won't be spending all her time with him. Could anyone give me some tips on activities I can plan for him to do mostly independently that will help him learn and practise sight words? Or any other strategies that can help? As a separate issue, he doesn't like not doing the same work as the other children, something that wasn't an issue until Y3 transition just before the holidays. He will try to argue and bargain a lot to get out of his work which wastes a lot of learning time. Does anyone have any separate strategies to help him accept that this is the work that he has to do - maybe a reward chart or something? I've used a sand timer which he responds well to but still doesn't want to do the work in the first place! TIA from an NQT!