* Should phonics be taught to ASD kids?

boy readingI’ve been asked if kids with autism should be taught phonics skills.  Yes, yes, yes!  I know there’s a stereotype out there that autistic kids simply memorize everything they read, but I have known many who didn’t.  No matter what the reader’s strengths or weaknesses, phonics is a vital tool for decoding unfamiliar words.

(I think this is the shortest post I’ve ever written!)