Understanding Autism

What is Autism?

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 For more information, please go to: www.autismspeaks.org

 

 

Top Ten Effective Classroom Strategies:

1

Use visual and non-verbal cues.

2

Provide structure with routine and schedules.

3

Support transitions and whenever possible, provide warnings about changes or unusual events.

4

Build in student choices and offer extrinsic incentives to complete tasks.

5

Give opportunities for breaks or access to alternative, quiet work space.

6

Help with activity level and alertness problems by building in walks or physical activities.

Facilitate communication opportunities with peers, as well as adults.

8

Teach to strengths, such as visual modality or memory for factual knowledge, and incorporate special interests.

9

Give options for expression, such as illustrations or charts.

10

Teach about autism: encourage self-awareness and use sensitization activities with peers.

 

For more information about Autism Spectrum Disorders, please check out the Online Resources tab on this site.

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