how to teach children with autism

How To Teach Children With Autism

Autism or ASD is a very common disorder and statistics show that 1 in 68 children in the US show signs of autism. It can get difficult even for parents to teach their kids and one must appreciate their hard work and patience in handling such situations.

Every student needs a good teacher to guide him/her in the right direction since autism makes pursuing academics a great challenge. A teacher must be patient and put in a lot of effort to make them understand basic tasks. Here’s a little help on how you can understand and teach autistic children.

Teachers should start off with drawing up a weekly schedule and structuring each day around a routine.

UNDERSTAND THE BEHAVIORAL PATTERN

ASD can make kids highly sensitive to normal day-to-day phenomenon like sounds, smells, colors, sights and touch. They feel uneasy, get panicky and it takes time to comfort them. They sometimes don’t understand what others may think or feel.

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Listening and Speaking – A Useful Infographic

They say words have a great impact on people but do we really know when to speak or keep shut?
Do we realize that our words could hurt someone although we don’t intend to do so?
“Think before you speak” is one golden rule that our parents pass over to us and we, to our children. So let’s try and understand this further.

The Learning Renaissance

Serpil Tuti-Sarı presented this useful infographic from plantlovegrow.com relating listening to speaking. It puts me in mind of the old saying, “Engage your brain before engaging your mouth!”

Source: plantlovegrow.com

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