The Hoboken Library has been a part of the New Jersey community for a number of years. Along with story time for kids, the library provides resources for children, teens, and adults. Information can be found on the library’s home page or on their Facebook page. Reading is typically a word-based activity that may be difficult for children with autism who tend to view the world in a more visual way.There are various methods of teaching children to read. For example, the teacher might show the child the letter “T” and at the same time, make a “tuh” sound. This way the child learns to identify groups of letters with sounds. A child using may also learn to read by matching letters and pictures on a computer screen.A child with autism who has a good environmental fit is in an environment that is geared toward their abilities. With a good fit, they may have more success with motor (movement) and academic (e.g. reading) tasks.The authors said that children with autism who had good environmental fit had fewer problem behaviors. They also completed more tasks correctly, and they felt better overall.
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Library Includes Kids With Special Needs in Story Time