A normally developing child learns in several different ways:
Kinesthetically…through touch or manipulation.
Mainstream schools will normally include a variety of learning techniques, the children will learn visually through reading books and texts. They also learn through listening to their teachers, and through touch or manipulation…for example tech., art, textiles etc…
A child with autism special needs students they will nearly always be a visual learner. However some kids with autism may also be kinesthetic learners and may well benefit form their teacher or helper actually guiding their hand while they undertake tasks.
So with that in mind an autism special needs teacher will need to assess each child with autism individually to determine which method of learning they appear to prefer.
The autism special needs teacher will then be able to steer the lesson planning for that child to suit their particular method of learning and therefore build on their individual strengths.
One very important thing to remember when planning lessons for the child with autism is their need for repetition…
Children with autism like repetition and sameness. So this needs to be kept in mind when setting lessons.
As with a normally developing child, a child with autism – learning disabilities, can be enhanced by the introduction and implementation of autism social skills stories…
Autism social skills stories are used as a tool for teaching kids with autism and special needs vital social information and skills.
By introducing autism social skills stories you will enhance learning skills in the autism special needs student.
A child with autism – learning disabilities…can be helped by these excellent visually rich autism social skills stories. They are easily implemented and can be adapted to suit all children.
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