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  1. Does anyone have experience with the "Banned and Burned" literature class by Wendi Reed at Big River Academy? Thinking about enrolling my 11th grade son in it this spring. Would love some feedback. Thank you!
  2. Pistachio mom, Did you wind up using the Digital Savvy course? I am seriously considering it! It looks perfect for my son's needs. bluebonnetgirl
  3. Does anyone have a recommendation for a basic computer skills class for a young adult with autism? He has auditory processing disorder, so I need something very visual, and step by step. If it is online, the speaker cannot speak too quickly or with an accent. Having a "show me" then repeat approach is best. Looking for the basics: Word, Excel, uploading and downloading files, antivirus, computer maintenance, using Google calendar, and other basic apps, etc. Thank you so much!
  4. Does anyone know of any curricula or materials that promote language and syntax development using rhythmic music, and movement? Preferably non-childish materials. This is for use with a young adult. Thanks!
  5. Thank you so much Pen and Peterpan. Lots to look at!
  6. Yes, my son already did Corrective Reading B1 level. That brought gains for sure and he's not forgotten the material
  7. Language for Learning and Language for Thinking are for younger kids Im looking at the DI programs for teens and up. High school level
  8. Can anyone recommend picture books for older students where the illustrations and contract are not so childish? Looking to develop narration skills in an older learner
  9. Ok, I don't know anything about Reading Mastery, it sounds like it is more for learning to read versus reading to learn. My son is more on the hyperlexic side, so learning to read was/is not his issue. His issues are languagecomprehension, auditory processing, and expressive language, especially syntax. I found it interesting that the study I linked cited not only gains in reading, but language. I've used direct instruction myself with him at home, so one on one.
  10. I have used Corrective Reading before with my teen, and found it to be quite effective. I'm probably going to bump him to the next level this year and see if we can get further gains. I'm also looking at Reasoning and Writing. Both of these programs seem to be helpful in older kids with learning disabilities. I'm just curious if anyone is using them or has used them. They are very teacher friendly and easy to implement. Can often be found used for a substantial discount. How effective was Reading Mastery for your child with autism? What age did you use it?
  11. Has anyone used SRA's Direct Instruction Programs (i.e. Corrective Reading Comprehension) to remediate your autistic child's language and comprehension skills? "Teaching Reading Comprehension and Language Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities Using Direct Instruction" This study was encouraging:
  12. What is Anatomy and Physiology for artists? That sound interesting!
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