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Drawing a Blank: Improving Reading Comprehension for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Do you have students with autism who demonstrate strong decoding skills but do not understand what they are reading? Join this session to learn practical strategies for improving the reading comprehension of students with autism. Participants will gain valuable information on 1) how the features of autism affect comprehension, 2) explicit skills to be taught, and 3) evidence-based and practical strategies to help readers who struggle with comprehension. The book, Drawing a Blank: Improving Reading Comprehension for Students with ASD, will also be provided. Session and materials costs are partially funded through state or federal grants.

Important Session Information:

This session is limited to 100 participants. Those who register after the session is filled will have the option to be placed on a waiting list.

Dimension 2.1: Achieving Expectations, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(7) Clock Hours
(6) CPE
(5) TSHA
Contact Person:
Cathy Williams
Registration Fee:
Emily Iland M.A

Autism Specialists, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Teachers K-12
Date Time Location
1/30/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Region 4 ESC McKinney Conference Center - MCC 101
7200 Northwest 100 Drive, Houston, 77092

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