Summary of SPOTLIGHTS
The capacity for literacy
development of autistic individuals is often underestimated.
Access to print materials and shared reading time are
repeatedly seen to be an important step in encouraging
emergent literacy amongst children with autism.
The literacy development of children with autism can be
enhanced by the same factors that promote literacy learning in
their non-disabled peers.
The aim of improving literacy skills of children with autism
is a worthwhile goal, one for which the proposed book gift
program provides the means necessary to attain.