Monday, July 4, 2011

Reading Program Aids Students with Autism

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- During his first days as a student at East High School, David Correa would take his seat in class, put his head down and withdraw from his surroundings.
David has autism, a condition that makes it difficult to adjust to new environments. A seventh-grader, his reading skills lagged far below grade level.
He needed constant adult supervision.
David's teachers knew he needed structure and routine to thrive in class, like many other students with autism. So they started using a remedial program typically used to help struggling students improve their reading. Now, David's reading skills match those of other students his age. In the fall, he will be "mainstreamed," enrolled in regular classes with the general student population.

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