Today’s idea and the five that follow are inspired by my book on literacy and autism—A Land We Can Share. This project was a collaboration with my colleague, Kelly Chandler-Olcott, and it features dozens if not hundreds of ideas for creating inclusive literacy experiences for learners with autism and Asperger syndrome.
There are so many ways to adapt books to make them more accessible and appealing to students with autism. One of the easiest ways is to use colorful duct tape (so popular for crafting these days) to make books tactile without making them more fragile. Tape can be used on any page to enhance illustrations. It can also be used, however, as a page-turning handle of sorts to give students with poor fine motor skills the ability to read the book independently.