One book Ben read talked about rain. The adapted book came with a small spray bottle and at that point in the book, the reader sprayed water into the air. Ben completed the program in just a few months, quicker than expected. Obviously, he was motivated by the methods they used.
My sister, a creative and can-do person, decided to make a book like this for Ben, using one of his favorites from the Bob the Builder collection. Using the one from school as a model, she tore the book apart, glued the cover to the front of a 3-ring binder. Each page was put in a plastic paper protector and inserted into the binder. She added items to each page that were within the story of the book, such as a bird's nest, toy truck, cat or cell phone and attached them with Velcro.
The story comes alive when objects can be used to demonstrate what is being read. With each page, a question was asked and Ben would answer by choosing between two objects.
For Christmas, Kim, who has worked with Ben for the last two and a half years, made Ben another one of these books. She used some other techniques: she laminated each page and then put them in a 3-ring binder. She added extra paper to the bottom of each page and attached two laminated pictures with Velcro. After reading the page, a question is asked and Ben can choose his answer from the two pictures. The pictures can be switched with others for an extra challenge.