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Tri-State Webinar: Reading Comprehension in ASD: The Intersection of Language, Social Competence, and Reading Part 2 of 2

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This two-part webinar series, presented by Drs. Christi Carnahan and Pamela Williamson, is designed as an introduction into reading comprehension for individuals with autism spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The second webinar in this series will provide a framework for developing quality literacy instruction for individuals with ASD. We will define what it means to balance holistic and explicit instruction, and briefly describe literacy approaches for individuals emerging, developing, and using conventional literacy skills. While this session does not provide detailed instructional practices, participants will gain a framework for quality literacy instruction applicable to their individual learners, and link this to the reading profiles previously discussed.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to describe:

  •  a framework for developing quality literacy instruction for individuals with ASD.
  • the importance of using data informed instruction that includes consideration of reading profiles.
  • at least two specific strategies for implementation in their classrooms.