A: We rarely use only colored overlays (transparencies) with the Autistic population because most individuals with Autism experience severe problems seeing their environment. The colored overlays are only helpful to stop the distortions on the page that occur during reading.
Some individuals with Autism learn to read early and have advanced reading skills. However, they read quickly and rapidly but with poor comprehension and excessive strain. Therefore, the overlay would be helpful because it would allow the individual to read with comfort and better comprehension. However, wearing color as glasses provides greater benefit in many more areas of an individual’s life.
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