By: Sarah Pope, MS, BCBA, Assistant Vice President of Staff Development
Reading books and taking trips to the library are important milestones for young children in their developmental phase. Even before a child learns to read, storytelling becomes an important tool in helping to associate words with pictures and meanings and developing language skills. Reading to your child with autism can help stimulate interactions and helps encourage the development of language and reading. Even if your child is nonverbal, reading with them can provide opportunities for nonverbal interaction such as pointing to the pictures and turning the pages.
Here are four simple tips to help your child stay engaged while reading.
Being exposed to reading at a young age has many positive effects on a child’s development and story time can be a useful and valuable tool in helping children with autism reach their full potential.
As of January 2, 2020, all Early Autism Project clinics have officially been transitioned to ChanceLight Autism Services clinics. This page will be replaced with the ChanceLight Autism Services website in February 2020.
Please visit our new website here: autismservices.chancelight.com.