Provides professional guidance for practitioners in educational support roles, and offers tools and strategies for working confidently with pupils from across the autistic spectrum.
This chapter deals with the importance of accentuating the positive strengths of the child with ASD and looks at ways in which these can be built upon and employed for the benefit of all. Individual Education Plans; self advocacy and dealing with bullies is examined in depth in the context of the child with ASD.
‘The self-esteem of people who are always receiving help can never be high. Show us how we can help you too’.
(taken from an interview with Jim Sinclair, 2005)
Dependence upon others, for whatever reason, is a place that few of us would choose to be. Sometimes we work so closely to people ‘who need our help’ that we do not see that we are lowering their self-esteem. People who ...