This book will help practitioners employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies when working with autistic spectrum disorder students.
Chapter 3: Sharing Positive Attitudes towards Pupils with Autism
Sharing Positive Attitudes towards Pupils with Autism
- Suggests ways in which positive attitudes towards pupils with autism can be promoted by increasing people's understanding of the condition.
- Provides strategies to support practitioners in sharing knowledge with colleagues including INSET materials.
Part of our work as practitioners involved with pupils with autistic spectrum disorders is to promote and sustain positive attitudes towards children with autism. We can achieve this by addressing the third level of impact on the child's learning; namely, attitudes arising from the child's behaviour. This level of impact presents us with opportunities for immediate gains. In this area we are largely dealing with issues of sharing knowledge and understanding, in winning hearts and minds. This is undoubtedly a challenging objective ...