Skip to content

S2E5 Supporting Students with Autism in Reading and Writing

season 2, EPISODE 5

This episode includes conversations with a parent of a student on the autism spectrum and two autism experts. Dr. William Therrien from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia discusses specifics about supporting students on the spectrum with reading and writing skills, and Lauren Haskins from the Virginia Institute of Autism offers recommendations for improving student participation in the classroom.

Expert Guests

Lauren Haskins is a special education teacher and behavior analyst with the Virginia Institute of Autism. She is responsible for coordinating and delivering staff training, providing clinical support, assisting with clinical research protocols, and conducting parent training programs for the VIA Strengthening Families Initiatives.

Dr. William Therrien is a professor in the department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education. He is the coordinator of the Research in Practice group for the STAR (Supporting Transformative Autism Research) project. He is also the co-editor of Exceptional Children, the flagship research journal of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Literacy Talks

Do you love Literacy Talks?

Subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite Podcasts!

Apple Podcast Icon
amazon music icon
Spotify green icon
YouTube Music Icon

Join Our Community

We’re in this together. Join our community of educators and stay on top of professional learning opportunities, emerging research, and education trends!

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.