Are you looking to begin teaching your student with special needs literacy but do not know where to start? In today’s Teacher Tips, the Watson Institute provides a few strategies to promote literacy in students with special needs.
Firstly, you should select a book your student may enjoy.
Secondly, find activities and materials with which your student will engage. For example, you can use magnetic letters to make words from the book or you can use a visual tube for letters that relate to the book you’re reading.
Lastly, employ strategies such as reading the story often and moving your finger across the words as you read. These activities help to promote literacy.
For more ideas and strategies to promote literacy in students with special needs, check out the video below or visit Watson Life Resources.