Teaching Autistic Children
Teaching Autistic children can be a huge challenge for both teachers and parents. The difficulty lies in that, there is no one clear way of teaching Autistic children in school.
Teachers have curriculums to follow for each grade they teach. Children with Autism, Aspergers and other PDD’s have such a far range of abilities from one student to the next that an individual program designed with consultation from the Occupational Therapist, the Child Developmental Counselor and the Speech Pathologist is necessary. It is a more practical method to administrate such a program instead of following the standard curriculum.
What are the educational choices for Autistic children? There are some Autism schools that offer both institutional settings and schools that have Autism programs. It is best to consult your local Autism program as each state, province and country differs in their offerings.
One of the best ways for teaching Autistic children is by having daily classroom schedules for children with Autism. Children with ASD dislike changes, by having the schedules, Autistic children will develop a routine and feel less anxiety which leads to a calmer teaching environment.
Activity schedules for children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior
is a great book which shows you how to set up an activity schedule.
If you are the parent of a child with Autism or Aspergers and you have questions about how to design an educational program then the book “I need help with school” is the perfect resource. Future Horizons, the world leader in Autism/Asperger/PDD publications has the book. If you are interested in the book, you can find it by clicking on
teaching Autistic children
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