What is meant by autism learning skills?
There are several methods through which we learn:
Through seeing (visually)
Touching or manipulating an object (kinesthetically or ‘hands-on’ learning).
An example of these would be, looking at a picture book or reading a textbook, this would be visual learning. Listening to a c.d., or going to a lecture this would be learning through hearingâ€¦and pressing buttons to determine how to operate a DVD involves learning kinesthetically, through touch and feel.
Mostly we learn through two or more of these learning skills. How we learn will determine how ell we do at school.
Most mainstream school adopt all of these learning methods, we visually learn through reading books and texts, we learn through listening to out teachers and we practice tasks to learn.
With autistic children they will nearly always be visual learners. Some autistic children will also be kinesthetic learners and may well benefit form their teacher or helper actually guiding their hand while they undertake tasks.
Therefore, it is important that a teacher assess each autistic child in the class to determine which kind of learning skill they prefer. The teacher can then adapt the teaching style to suit the autistic childâ€™s needâ€™s and build on their strengths.
However one very important thing to remember when assessing an autistic child is their need for repetition and sameness. Keeping this in mind when setting lessons will be of benefit.
A visual timetable should always be in place for the autistic student to refer too.
As with a normally developing child autism learning skills, can be enhanced by following these simple rules. Another good idea is to set up autism social skills stories
These help keep the autistic child on task, and work as an excellent tool in helping teachers explain why, what and how to their autistic students.
Using autism social skills stories will benefit the autistic student as they will encompass all autism learning skills, they can be read, auditory, they have appropriate pictures and images plus some text, visual and they can be handles kinesthetic, or used as a visual aid with attachable pictures etcâ€¦
â€¦However you decide to use them they will nevertheless prove to be a valuable asset to autism learning skills.
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