Teaching children with Autism
BY: The News Voice
Teachers that work in classrooms of special needs like autism need to take some steps to make sure they help children learn, academically and socially.
In the past decade there's been so much exposure and awareness of autism and its awareness. Here are some tips for classrooms with kids thriving with autism-
Too many unexpected things like lights, posters can be distracting and makes it difficult to concentrate. Try to create a calm and relaxing environment.
Teaching using pictures and models has more meaning than lengthy explanation.
Give the students a schedule to follow so they would be less worried about what's next. If there are unpredictable changes that would be a great moment to teach how to handle changes.
Many find it difficult to interpret the figurative language, make it a point to teach the hidden meaning behind certain terms.
The hidden curriculum may be too hidden for some, certain things like analogies social skills and how others are affected by our behavior should be modeled.
It's important to maintain patience, understanding and respect when you are working in classroom with any special learners.
With the ever-growing population of children with Autism, it's important that both teachers and parents are aware of their needs