Reading Literacy and Comprehension Curriculum for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Find examples of research-based curriculum and programs that can be used to teach literacy and reading comprehension to students on the autism spectrum.

Teaching literacy requires educators to determine the needs of each student.

Literacy is comprised of many components, such as oral language, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, letter and word identification, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Many frameworks for teaching literacy exist and are evolving. Technology has also added a new dimension to teaching literacy. It is important to use curriculum and programs that are successful and research based whenever possible.

Here is a listing of some examples of curriculum and programs that can be used to teach literacy to students on the autism spectrum. In  addition to these programs, please be aware that there are many other supplemental programs, books, strategies, and resources that are not included but are available. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement of any one program by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism.

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Indiana Resource Center for Autism (2018)


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"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables