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Literacy Enhancement Strategies



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Literacy Enhancement Strategies by Thomas Daly M.Ed. a resource created to enrich the oral and written communication of upper elementary, middle, and high school students who are functioning near grade level but can benefit from additional practice, consistent routines, and step-by-step progression of skill development. Easy-to-follow sample lessons will cover content areas, such as talking and listening, reading and comprehending, predicting and anticipating, self-monitoring and advocating for learning style, actively engaging, and organizing written language. The enhancement strategies are closely aligned to the existing general education curriculum and are linked to students’ individual educational goals and objectives. It is the perfect book for home education settings, general education classrooms, resource rooms, autism support teacher pullout sessions, and inclusive settings.

Literacy Enhancement Strategies contains 157 pages and includes a CD with printable handouts!


About the Author

Thomas Daly teaches students with autism spectrum disorder at a Durham, North Carolina, middle school. He holds both undergraduate and masters degrees in the field of special education from Grand Valley State University and has teaching endorsements in autism, learning disabilities, emotional impairments, and cognitive impairment. His background in pairing integrated learning systems with general and special educational structures has been the catalyst for Literacy Enhancement Strategies.


The title says it all in this must-have reference book for teachers of students with ASD! Thomas Daly offers great hands-on materials to help educators explain the nebulous world of oral and written communication to our students with social thinking challenges.

Veronica Zysk
Managing Editor, Autism Asperger's Digest and co-author, 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s

Mr. Daly has written a book that will certainly aid teachers as they work with students with High Functioning Autism. He provides an insightful look at the educational and social situations that challenge our students with HFA. But he doesn't stop there. He has developed helpful scripts, organizers, templates and activities targeting the areas of group communication, prior knowledge, comprehension and written language. His strategies incorporate best practices in education. The activities provide predictability by telling students what is expected in a particular educational situation. Also included is a list of related goals and objectives to help teachers in individual education planning. Materials in the book can be adapted for students from upper elementary school through high school.

Sallie Whelan
Autism Support Teacher
Wake County Public Schools

"Easy to follow teacher friendly directions, shows respect to HFA/AS students through structured and intelligent lessons. Love the sketches!"

Sharon Griffith, NBCT
Language Arts Program Specialist for children ages 8-13

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