tips for Teaching Reading and Spelling to Children with Autism

Were you ever in the spelling bee in elementary school? I remember one time back in early elementary when I was and some of those words I had to study seemed insane… I could not fathom how I would ever remember how to spell “handkerchief” since it had a silent letter in it. And I really hated those words that had double letters but you could never remember which letters and how many were doubled, like in “accommodate.” Of course, I have since learned how to spell most of the words that used to seem so daunting. But, somebody had to teach me.

10 Reasons Why Reading is Important for Kids_imagine forest

while reading is obviously important to be able to understand the words on the page, it is also the foundation of your ability to learn and ultimately, your ability to function properly in an ever-changing society. Do you remember as a child when you learned to read? Most of us probably don’t, but now you can’t imagine life without being able to. You couldn’t understand anything on Facebook, you wouldn’t be able to text or even bake a few of your favourite chocolate chip cookies. Something as simple as reading the clothing label on your favourite shirt for washing instructions would be impossible without the ability to read…