Another idea from A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students With Autism, by Paula Kluth and Kelly Chandler-Olcott
Recordable books are now available everywhere and on so many topics. These personalized texts are ideal for students with disabilities for many reasons. One of my favorite ways to use recordable books is to motivate learners to engage in repeated readings (so helpful to support students on reading fluency). They can get the story “just perfect” by reading it a few times over, adding sound effects, and trying out different voices for each character.
Recordable books are also ideal for learners who may not be attracted to a wide range of literature, but can be tempted if they are read to by a favorite sibling, peer, or parent. These individuals can read books for the student and that child can then experience a pleasing connection to that favorite person anytime he or she reads the book. The narrator can make the book even more compelling by using voices the child likes or by adding in a personal message at the beginning or end.
Here are a few examples: