Answer Key: Clothes for Autistic Kids

Lesson Plan: Sensitive Clothing for Autistic Kids

II. While Reading Tasks

Word Inference

  1. prototype |ˈprōtəˌtīp| noun-a first, typical or preliminary model of something, esp. a machine, from which other forms are developed or copied: the firm is testing a prototype of the weapon.
  2. sensory |ˈsensərē| adjective- of or relating to sensation or the physical senses; transmitted or perceived by the senses: sensory input.
  3. stimulus |ˈstimyələs| noun (pl. stimuli |-ˌlī| ) a thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue: areas of the brain which respond to auditory stimuli.
  4. manifest |ˈmanəˌfest| verb [ with obj. ] display or show (a quality or feeling) by one’s acts or appearance; demonstrate: Ray manifested signs of severe depression.
  5. empower |emˈpou(-ə)r|  verb[ with obj. ] make (someone) stronger and more confident, esp. in controlling their life and claiming their rights: movements to empower the poor.
  6. prestigious |preˈstijəs, -ˈstē-| adjective-inspiring respect and admiration; having high status: a prestigious academic post.
  7. outlandish |outˈlandiSH| adjective-looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar: outlandish brightly colored clothes | the most outlandish ideas.
  8. inflatable |inˈflātəbəl| adjective-capable of being filled with air: an inflatable mattress.
  9. burrow |ˈbərō| verb [ no obj. ][ with adverbial of direction ] move underneath or press close to something in order to hide oneself or in search of comfort: the child burrowed deeper into the bed.
  10. versatile  |ˈvərsətl| adjective-able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities: a versatile sewing machine | he was versatile enough to play either position.

Reading Comprehension Word -Recognition

All these clothes are meant to be incredibly versatile. Corti and Parati—who were furniture and product designers before working on Sensewear—worked with researchers at the Dubai Autism Center, who told them that sensory reactions vary with every person in therapy. Every kid reacts in a different way to the therapist, so they have to try everything with them.

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage


It helps to treat people with sensory perception disorders.


There are two scarves: an aromatic model  and another that’s meant to provide pressure.


The last piece is a pullover.