I've gone through the files and come up with some ideas about what to do but am not certain that they are right for my neighbor's son.
History -this boy has been diagnosed as high functioning autism, aspergers, sensory dysfunction, PDD-NOS, ADD, ADHD etc depending on who has done the testing. I think it is just important to know that he has reading comprehension problems and problems acquiring vocabulary. He reads at the second grade level but should be 6th grade level. Unlike many others people on the spectrum, he can decode but trips over big words.
He focuses wonderfully on the computer but does a bad job focusing with people.
I'm looking for a software program - preferably on-line - that will help his comprehension and vocabulary - things like inferences and getting the main idea.
My physician stated that my son's textbooks can be used as audiotape on his IEP plan if necessary. Also, Hartcourt has a section of high frequency and low vocabulary books to buy. So, my son can learn about rockets and have a book with simple vocabulary words. She also suggested for me to sign up with the Library for the Blind and Learning Disabled. So, as he moves up through the grades, he can read "To kill a mockingbird" on audiotape.
My son also gets private tutoring which is a multisensory approach. He enters the third grade and he is reading at a first grade level. He has low language scores and low memory scores.
Let us know how things are going and which methods are working for him.