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how to help asd Ds rhyme words

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amunt Fri 20-May-16 09:52:34

5 yr old Ds can't hear/identify the rhyme in words. He would not identify that fat and hat rhyme, but water doesn’t. This makes his learning to read slower as he can’t hear the pattern in make/take/cake etc… We have done loads of practice, but he can’t get/hear it.
Anyone had something similar? Tips?
Thanks

zzzzz Fri 20-May-16 10:01:21

Move away from the spelling/writing. Collect small objects in pairs that rhyme, dolls house and tiny things are good.
Example
Hat, cat
Pie, eye
Etc

Start with four objects and "play" a matching game.

PirateJones Fri 20-May-16 13:36:14

I agree with ZZZZZ focus only on objects for now and play matching.

zzzzz Fri 20-May-16 15:35:59

Google images "rhyming Montessori"

amunt Fri 20-May-16 21:27:58

Brilliant, thanks! I only went to reading the words to see if it helped. But using objects or pictures instead of just the sound of the word is a great idea.

PolterGoose Fri 20-May-16 22:03:01

Singing words can help too as it can exaggerate the sounds. And reading books with rhyming words. You could also start a string of words with the same ending, being silly, nonsensical or rude can help, 'dog poo, cat poo, kangaroo' whatever fits the situation, if you can riff off random things...

Ineedmorepatience Sat 21-May-16 16:48:34

We used to make up rhymes like Time for bed, Fred and In the shower flower and stuff like that.

Dd3 was a whole word reader, she didnt learn phonics and still find them difficult now. Not all children learn to read using phonics and lots of children with Asd learn in different ways!

Make sure his school are not relying on one teaching method!

Moonandstarsandback Sat 21-May-16 18:25:33

We used to play 'I spy something rhyming with' game eg... Pin...tin...fin etc and I'd say words and if he could he'd say to...we'd do it together.
If you go on Twinkl website and look under letters and sounds phase 2, there are cvc word cards with pictures eg 'tap' with picture of tap - so you can see visually as well as written word ending. You could play a pairs type game and match rhyming words eg, man/van, tin/pin....
smile

Moonandstarsandback Sat 21-May-16 18:26:48

Also, 'phonics play' website is good for short games - I'd look at phase 2 to start with. smile

amunt Sat 21-May-16 19:59:57

Thanks for all the great suggestions. He can actually read phonetically quite well, but not hearing the pattern in words like soap boat coat etc... means they all have to be learnt individually. I much appreciate your great ideas.

zzzzz Sat 21-May-16 20:29:05

I think getting away from the written word will make him listen to the words iyswim.

Moonandstarsandback Sat 21-May-16 20:52:04

Ah ok, so he's mastered phonics mostly. Have you/he read or listened to any Dr Seuss stories. They are very rhyming and fun! We have some books but also listen to audio books in the car... ??

Ineedmorepatience Sat 21-May-16 23:13:35

Another thing we did with Dd3 was to make cvc words in patterns eg Make a card with "in" and then add an initial sound so "p" to make pin then change it to "b" to make bin "t" to make tin etc. You can do it with loads of different words and letters. It might help him to understand that words that end the same can sound the same.

Youarenotkiddingme Sun 22-May-16 09:25:49

It's worth considering difficulties with phonological awareness. I don't know much about it but it's been suggested my DS, aged 11, ASD, struggles with this. It's the ability to hear the sounds so teaching of phonics isn't highly useful to these children.

Ds is due to see ed pysch soon and I've asked to look into this. If I get any advice I'll post it here.

PolterGoose Sun 22-May-16 09:45:54

Has he had his hearing tested?

Might be worth exploring auditory processing disorder if he can read it but not hear it.

Youarenotkiddingme Sun 22-May-16 10:05:40

How is his speech? My ds says things like exscape instead of escape

He will spell compete when asked to write complete

Things like this will create a barrier even if they know phonics because if Mis hearing. I think that's also related to auditory processing or hearing.

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