Literacy profiles and literacy predictors of early learners on the autism spectrum

This is part of our Resources for teachers series

Many children on the autism spectrum will have difficulties learning to read. The resources below are the result of three projects investigating the literacy profiles of early learners on the autism spectrum and how these profiles may assist educators to predict literacy achievements, and inform teaching and learning decision-making.

Child reading a book
Predicting Optimal Literacy Outcomes - Final Report

This longitudinal study is the first of its kind to investigate factors that may predict and maintain reading advantage and disadvantage in young children on the spectrum.

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Child reading a book
Predicting Optimal Literacy Outcomes - Executive Summary

This longitudinal study is the first of its kind to investigate factors that may predict and maintain reading advantage and disadvantage in young children on the spectrum.

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Child reading a book
Predicting Optimal Literacy Outcomes - Visual Snapshot

This longitudinal study is the first of its kind to investigate factors that may predict and maintain reading advantage and disadvantage in young children on the spectrum.

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Webinar: Early Predictors
Webinar: Early Predictors

An overview of the latest research on literacy profiles and literacy predictors for learners on the autism spectrum.

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Book-Sharing Project Video
Book-Sharing Project Video

Literacy learning starts from a very young age. This study aimed to address some of the challenges preschoolers on the autism spectrum have in learning about words and stories through shared book reading with their parents..

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Early Literacy Predictors for Young Children on the Autism Spectrum Video
Early Literacy Predictors for Young Children on the Autism Spectrum Video

Specifically created for educators, this video summarises best practices around assessment and intervention related to literacy learning for young children on the autism spectrum.

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Shared Book Reading Visual Snapshot
Shared Book Reading Visual Snapshot

Intervention for preschoolers on the autism spectrum. Visual summaries of our research findings. Great resources to display in the staffroom.

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Emergent Literacy Visual Snapshot
Emergent Literacy Visual Snapshot

The emergent literacy skills of preschoolers on the autism spectrum. Visual summaries of our research findings. Great resources to display in the staffroom.

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