The Party and the Messy Room. (Activity To Practice Reading Comprehension And Social Skills For Autistic Children)
“The Party and the Messy Room” is a carefully designed material for autistic children to work on reading comprehension and social skills. The story presents everyday scenarios and emotions which children may resonate with, promoting understanding and empathy. Nicholas, the main character, goes through a series of emotions, providing an opportunity to discuss feelings, consequences, and friendship. Sebastian’s role offers a glimpse into empathy and helpfulness, important social skills for children to understand and emulate. The comprehension questions at the end aim to ensure that the child has understood the plot and the feelings of the characters, as well as the moral lessons embedded within. Furthermore, the inclusion of drawings from the story will allow the child, with guidance, to relive certain moments and complete the dialogues, enhancing both their understanding of the story and their ability to communicate and interact in similar real-life situations. This material is not only a tool for reading comprehension but also a bridge to understanding emotions, the importance of responsibilities, and the value of friendships.