This book will help practitioners employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies when working with autistic spectrum disorder students.
Chapter 5: Understanding the Affect of the Condition
Understanding the Affect of the Condition
- Presents strategies to develop the child's understanding of the social context of the classroom.
- Suggests approaches to support effective communication.
- Discusses ways in which flexible thinking, problem solving and independence can be promoted.
The core deficits of autism are often obscured by a myriad of different factors. All too often, strategies are directed at other levels of impact of the condition without addressing the core impairments. Consequently, children do not make the progress they are capable of and become caught in an unproductive cycle of narrow learning and low expectation. For children with autism to progress well, approaches must address the fundamental impairments of autism and develop practice which is specific to condition.
Social Understanding in the Classroom