Provides professional guidance for practitioners in educational support roles, and offers tools and strategies for working confidently with pupils from across the autistic spectrum.

Observing and Record-Keeping

Observing and record-keeping

We examine the value of observing and keeping records and ways in which this can be done. Instances of inappropriate/challenging behaviours are used to illustrate three different forms of recording, and each approach is analysed for its advantages and disadvantages. The concept of behaviour being a communication is raised and explored, with the encouragement to look for the message.

Why Observe?

It is often the case that your success in supporting a pupil with ASD is not only down to the relationship you have developed with them, but also how much time you can spend observing them and then having time to reflect on what that has taught you. It is as important to observe a pupil within a formal teaching setting ...

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