Graduate Annual


This paper will review the literature surrounding effective reading comprehension strategies for teaching students with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. Theories were also examined surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and the cognitive processes that researchers have determined potentially affect students with this disorder and their learning. Individuals with autism need effective strategies for reading comprehension to be consistently implemented in the curriculum in order to promote reading success. This review of the literature examined five different approaches that have proven to be beneficial in studies for students with ASD. Educators should examine, consider, and even combine strategies based individually on student need, and how successful students could be using the approach to improve their reading comprehension skills.