Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another Perspective on What Kids with Autism Read/Need

Yesterday I looked at Cate's Folly, a blog with a great post discussing the scarcity of books
that meet the needs of children with autism.

The post underscores the differences between children, because while her nephew with autism struggled with the narrative point of view and the abstraction in Carle, my son really liked Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See and the others in that sequence.

Cate notes the Kipper books as useful because the illustrations show only what is in the story without distracting abstraction or extraneous details. Charlotte Voake's picture books are great for this reason and also have wit and charm. My son still enjoys Mother Goose's Baby and Ginger.

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