Strategies for Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

07/22/2013 | By More

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Will you be welcoming a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) into your classroom this fall?  If this is your first experience having a child with ASD in your classroom you may be a tad nervous (well, likely more that just a tad).  You may be wondering how in the world are you going to meet the needs of this one child while balancing the needs of the other children in your classroom.  How will you handle the behaviors?  What do the parents expect?  Children with ASD often come with them a barrage of service providers such as Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Consultants and sometimes a 1:1 para-professional– how are we all going to be working together?  You may be worrying about your lack of training in this autism and unsure if you are equipt to meet the needs of the child.  Well, take a deep breath.  With the proper perspective and some planning and preparation this may be the most rewarding experience of your teaching career. CONTINUE READING

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