A description of a successful ABA therapy graduate. Initially diagnosed as Autistic, he is a 2E child (twice exceptional - In the Autistic Spectrum and Profoundly Gifted). A brief description of his path to enrichment and excellence as laid out by the therapists and by, mostly, his Mother - his Chief Instructor.
Both, my mother, and Alex's mother (my wife), are from Japan.
------Alex was born in the year of the Golden Dragon (Nov 2000) ------
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Home Schooling - Graphic Organizers For Reading Comprehension
Song: Thigh Chi
Artists: Steven Halpern and Paul Horn
Reading Comprehension is the goal of reading.
The text is the medium to convey meaning...
the context...the concepts.
To be able to recite verbatim is meaningless
without the understanding of the whole
of what was written.
Not just what was expressed...
but what was implied.
Not just by what was written...
but by what was not written.
The goal of text is to not only
understand what was said...
but what it applies to
in the here and now...
the past, and the future.
It should raise questions in the mind...
not only of what...
To give the child graphic representations
of a thought process that will later
is the objective here...
with these basic
Each is printable...
each can be used to help children
understand the way to organize their thoughts
in order to best see comparative relationships
by ratios...chronology...cause and effect...etc.
They will allow the child to gather his thoughts
in a logical fashion.
The effect will be a more rational layout
of understanding for them, and their resulting
output in their reports or papers.
These are very basic exercises...
often used in the early grades of Elementary School.
They are especially valuable for Spectrum Children.