Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Shared Book Reading with Preschoolers with Autism

  • Jaclyn DyniaEmail author
  • Veronica Fleury
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102514-1


Shared book reading, also referred to as “interactive book reading,” includes a variety of strategies that adults use when reading to children. Shared reading activities are commonly conducted in small groups or in 1:1 arrangement. During shared reading, adults use a variety of strategies to actively engage young children in the act of reading and storytelling to promote children’s language and early literacy skills. Systematic reviews of the evidence base on shared reading interventions reveal potentially positive effects on phonological processing and early reading/writing skills with mixed effects on comprehension and language development (US Department of Education). The majority of studies included in the evidence base for shared reading interventions involve typically developing children and children from at-risk populations. Within the past decade, researchers have extended the application of shared reading interventions to children with disabilities, specifically...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and PolicyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA