It’s common for students with autism to have higher skill levels in reading words, and more challenges with comprehension. I’m always looking for resources to help with this, so I was excited to review “Autism and Reading Comprehension: Ready-to-use Lessons for Teachers.” This book contains a series of lessons, along with step-by-step instructions for the teacher or parent to follow for each lesson. What’s great about the lessons is that they are very easy to set-up, with very minimal prep on the part of the parent or teacher. All of the stories are about animals, so if you child or student enjoys animals, the book may be a good choice.
According to the book, the lessons should last you about 9 months, doing one activity per day, Monday-Friday. This would include 3 lessons from the book per week (on Monday, Wednesday, Friday), and two supplemental activities per week (on Tuesday and Thursday). Resources for supplemental activities are provided in the book, but these may require some teacher prep work to set-up.
If your student can successfully read words, sentences, and very short stories out loud, but struggles with expressing what is happening in the story, this book may be a good place to start. You can read review of the book and find additional info at the Amazon link below.