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Positive Behaviour Strategies to Support Pupils with Autism offers advice on one of the most difficult aspects of teaching children and young adults with autism—understanding and managing their often challenging actions. Covering a range from birth to 19 years, this resource provides: Practical advice on developing an appropriate learning environment INSET materials for developing best practice in positive behavior management; Self-audit tools for practitioners; Reproducibles and practical resources. Essential reading for all teachers and teaching assistants working with pupils on the autistic spectrum, this book presents sound recommendations from an experienced practitioner who understands the reality of managing challenging behavior in the classroom.
Chapter 1: Autism and Challenging Behaviour
Autism and Challenging Behaviour
Autism: Current Theories
Autism is a lifelong condition which affects over half a million people in the UK alone. It is a complex, behaviourally defined condition which emerges as a result of some degree of neurological dysfunction which may be caused by a number of factors. Typically people with autism experience a triad of impairments (Wing, 1996) which impacts on their development in the three key areas of:
- Social Understanding
- Social Communication
Understanding the profound effect of ...