Hiding in Plain Sight: Reading Comprehension Strategies for Children and Adolescents with ASD

Session 17 from ArSHA's 2020 Virtual Convention

Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Reading comprehension problems for readers with ASD are often overlooked, masked by strong decoding skills/hyperexia. This seminar will provide an overview of how the core deficits of individuals with ASD impact on the development of reading comprehension followed by demonstration of assessment and intervention strategies for facilitating comprehension for children and adolescents with ASD.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    • Compare and contrast the development of reading for individuals who are typically developing and those with ASD as it relates to reading comprehension.
    • Identify and apply appropriate methods for assessment of comprehension for children and adolescents with ASD.
    • Implement evidence-supported strategies for facilitating comprehension for individuals with ASD.


Time Ordered Agenda:

10 Minutes - Introduction
20 Minutes - Hyperlexia versus General Reading Comprehension Disorder
15 Minutes - Assessment Considerations
20 Minutes - Intervention Toolbox to Improve Comprehension for Readers with ASD
15 Minutes - Demonstrations
10 Minutes - Question and Answers

Webinar Registration Rates:

$25 for ArSHA members
$50 for non-members

 This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate; Professional area).

Disclosures:

Financial Disclosure: Shari Robertson has no relevant financials to disclose.
Non-financial Disclosure: Shari Robertson has no non-financial relations to disclose.