21 Jul ARC funding for literacy research
ARC funding for literacy research
Associate Professor Joanne Arciuli from the University of Sydney and her team have been awarded an ARC Linkage Grant for their project, ‘Literacy Instruction for Children with Autism’, which aims to develop and evaluate new ways to support comprehensive literacy instruction for children with autism spectrum disorder. The central goal of the proposed research is to develop and evaluate new ways to support comprehensive literacy instruction for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Arciuli hopes that this project will provide “an opportunity for parents, clinicians, and educators to engage with us so that we can work together to improve literacy support for children with autism. It is very exciting that we are able to build on this strong foundation and conduct a larger efficacy trial of ABRACADABRA [a computer-based literacy instruction program] in collaboration with autistic children. Moreover, this project will enable us to co-design some new literacy support tools with input from children, parents, clinicians, and educators and test their efficacy. ”