The Northern School for Autism has a number of Literacy Programs running to cater for the diverse needs of our learners. They include:
Why do we use it?
This is a program that uses Direct Instruction to teach early literacy skills. A Frog Puppet called ‘Moe’ is the main character in the reading materials and supports student engagement in activities.
The ELSB program has 2 distinct lesson types:
1. Building With Sounds and Symbols
2. Building with Stories:
Structured and Systematic Phonics and Sight Word Instruction using iPad App, Flashcards, Reading Books & Writing Books. NSA also includes hands on materials and activities to support generalisation of skills.
The Four Blocks of Literacy are: