The Beginners Guide To Guides (Chapter 1)
Every great teacher should have tips on how to manage classrooms well. Even if you’re not good at it when you’re starting your career, there is no need to panic because it takes time to develop their skills. You might come across students with special needs some of them with autism. A great way to know when to act is through keeping an incidence report book. Make sure you document every event the moment it appears. The report is not just to pick out the culprit but also to help you know who wants help the most.
For autistic students, there is a high level of anxiety when it comes to communicating with the peers and even socializing with other members of the society. One of the most evident problems with autism is that people living with it do not like change in their routine and you should let any autistic student know of the intent to make changes before it actually happens. With good psychological preparation, the students will be able to adapt well to change when it cannot be postponed any longer. Motor skill difficulties are evident with autistic students which is why you should not force them to take notes when they cannot but you can offer a tablet or laptop to serve the purpose. Even when you as a teacher are going to give instructions on the board, you can make an exclusion to these special needs students by providing them with a copy. These students are stressed about activities which involve participating in assessments, completing homework, management of assignments, planning, and organization and even navigating learning tasks. This will definitely affect academic, social and cognitive ability of the learner. You can facilitate better impact by letting the student take a picture or find a way to keep the instructions in order to refer to them in as he or she walks on the assignment.
You should not take autistic learners as people who can snap out of their issues when you say so. The best thing you can do for them is making sure they feel supported. In addition, parents should get involved in learning what to do with their children once they get home. If the environment at school and at home is varied, the child might start developing difficulties in bringing the two worlds together and this can result in more serious symptoms. It is good for parents of autistic children and their teachers to use support tools and resources in order to handle them appropriately.