Program Spotlight: Adaptive Literacy
Reading and comprehension can be challenging for students with autism, but this skill is critical to learning and self-sufficiency. At Connections, we teach reading the way our kids learn with an adaptive reading program called the Unique Learning System.
This nationally recognized system focuses on phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. It features visual supports that our teachers use to help guide students through lessons and assessments.
Speech therapist Maryann Reilly notes, “Many of our kids are visual learners. The visual supports help them learn and express what they’ve learned. Often with autism, students' receptive language is stronger than their expressive language. Visual supports give them a way to express their comprehension.”
We're so pleased to provide adaptive reading instruction for our students and are proud of the progress they make daily!