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Speech Therapy Ideas For Students With Autism: Communication at Home-Literacy

By Rosemarie Griffin

Working on literacy based activities and reading is so very important for our students! The most overwhelming thing to consider is when….. when do you have time to read with your child? I know that right before bed I feel exhausted, so I try to read with my kids way before bedtime! No matter your child’s age, reading can be an amazing part of any bedtime routine. I have created a free PDF download of these strategies, so go and grab that now at the bottom of the post.

Shared Reading

  • Read books together!
  • Make it fun!
  • Use a silly voice
  • Act out a scene from the book
  • Let your child take a turn

Shared Reading Tips

  • Point to the pictures in the book
  • Point to the words on the page
  • Repeat what your child says
  • Describe the pictures in the book

Some of my favorite books are by Todd Parr! I just love how he can take complex topics like LOVE and WORRY and turn them into beautiful books that can be enjoyed by children and parents alike! Here is a picture of me reading a Todd Parr book with all of my own kids.



  1. Joelle Dolas

    I don’t see the pdf at the bottom.

    • Erin

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  2. Kary Mendez

    Hi! I can’t see the pdf 🙁


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