This book will help practitioners employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies when working with autistic spectrum disorder students.
Chapter 2: The Impact of Autism on Learning
The Impact of Autism on Learning
- Presentsa the impact of autism on learning as consisting of three waves affecting the whole child.
- Discusses how this impact affects learning, the family, professionals and peers.
As practitioners working with children with autism, we must ask ourselves:
What are the main obstacles to learning faced by children with autism?
The answer to this question is not a simple list of the impairments associated with the condition. The answer lies in an awareness of the affect of these features on the child's learning. The quality of our practice depends on how we move from knowing about the condition towards understanding the impact of these impairments on the child.
This ability to think beyond the textbook, to integrate knowledge, understanding ...