Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Master Of Arts In Language And Literacy
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Autism in children--Education; Autism spectrum disorders; Qualitative Reading Inventory; Reading comprehension
Reading flexibility exercises were conducted over a six-week period with a fourth grade student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to determine whether they would increase reading flexibility as well as comprehension. Cartwright’s (2010) reading flexibility assessment and exercises along with the Qualitative Reading Inventory-5 (QRI; Leslie & Caldwell, 2011) word lists and passages were administered. To ensure the intervention was “autism friendly,” assessments and exercises were altered so that visuals were used and activities were predictable. Based upon assessments administered, the participant made gains in both reading flexibility and reading comprehension skills. Further research must be conducted with a larger sample to determine whether this is an effective intervention for other students with ASD.
Olsen, Sara, "Reading flexibility and its effect on comprehension in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)" (2012). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 330.
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