ABRACADABRA! Helping children with autism improve their literacy

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Researchers at the University of Sydney and the Luke Priddis Foundation are hoping a program used overseas to help children with autism spectrum disorder improve their literacy skills, can make its way into Australian classrooms.

ABRACADABRA is a web based program that can be tailored to students’ needs and has shown promising signs of improving literacy skills such as vocabulary, reading fluency and reading comprehension.

Associate Professor Joanne Arciuli and her team were amongst the first in Australia to trial this program and have now won Australian Research Council funding for the expansion and continuation of trials of ABRACADABRA.

 

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