Captioning supports the learning styles and challenges faced by young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), autism and Asperger syndrome. We call it Simple Text.
Benefits of Simple Text for students with ASD, autism and Asperger syndrome
Speech and Language
Simple Text removes metaphors, figurative language. It breaks down complex instructions into simple steps and delivers content in simple form with one idea in each sentence.
Captions provide visual learners valuable reinforcement of what is being said. The experience is enhanced by the ability to change font size, colour and background.
The built-in time delay of the captions support students with auditory processing issues by allowing them to better process the lesson content at a comfortable pace.
Students with high level of anxiety often exhibit behaviours which prevent them from engaging with lesson content. A reduction of anxiety is achieved by the visual reinforcement of captions.