Understanding Character Perspective: Strategies to Support Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Elizabeth G. Finnegan, Amy L. Accardo

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Abstract

Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) display social communication differences that may affect reading comprehension. The enjoyment of storybooks is a natural part of childhood. Students with ASD experience difficulty with understanding the thoughts and feelings of others, which may impede their comprehension of character motive in narrative text. Research-based strategies for helping students with ASD understand character perspective in narrative text, including graphic organizers, anaphoric cueing, and question-answer relationships, are described. Understanding different characters’ perspectives may help students with ASD develop reading comprehension and their overall enjoyment of narrative text.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalReading Teacher
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Pharmacology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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