The Girl and the Faded Drawing. (Activity To Practice Reading Comprehension And Social Skills For Autistic Children)
“The Girl and the Faded Drawing” is a resource specifically designed to help autistic children develop reading comprehension and social skills. The story presents a narrative that addresses topics such as empathy, remorse, mutual support, and resilience in challenging situations, all of which are fundamental for socio-emotional development. Through the experiences of Valeria and Martina, children have the opportunity to learn about handling adverse situations, understanding others’ emotions, and, most importantly, how to respond in a compassionate manner. The follow-up questions are designed to reinforce text comprehension and encourage deeper reflection on the themes covered in the story. Finally, the activity of creating conversations from images takes a step further by encouraging children to put themselves in the characters’ shoes, thus promoting empathy and communication skills. This material not only strengthens reading skills but also prepares children to interact with sensitivity and understanding in real-life social situations.