From Research to the Classroom | Closed Captioning & Subtitles
“Activate the closed captioning or add sub-titles on all videos shown in class so I can read the dialogue while I watch and listen.”
Best for: Students who have trouble integrating sight and sound information. Students with hearing impairments. English Language Learners.
Intervention details: Inform all staff and parents so intervention is consistent throughout the school day. Assure that the size and color of the subtitles are large enough and bright enough. Seat students who use the strategy close enough to the projection screen.
Tip to make it easier…Many commonly used video platforms make it very easy to activate closed captioning.
- For Apple products – http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4613
- For Netflix – https://support.netflix.com/en/node/372
Desired results: Improved literacy and vocabulary acquisition; improved comprehension for auditory and visual learners.
For more information: http://www.childmind.org/en/press/brainstorm/speech-out-sync-autistics
Link to research: Vanderbilt University has recently released a new study that affirms the challenges that students on the Autism Spectrum have with sight/sound integration. If you are interested in accessing the full report, click here. http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/3/691.short