A growing number of students with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) are educated in general education settings. To support them effectively and maximize their learning potential, it is essential that all school staff fully understand their needs. This complete training package demonstrates the value of using self-evaluation tools to improve services, and includes:Guidance on delivering professional development to ensure inclusive practices schoolwideActivities and case studies to facilitate discussion Discussions of issues related to School Access Plans and the Disability Equality DutyAdvice on useful resources, literature, and Web sitesA CD-ROM with PowerPoint slides Teachers, SENCOs, and management staff in primary and secondary schools will find this an essential training resource.

The Educational Implications of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

The educational implications of autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs)

This Section will look at ways in which the Triad of Impairments can impact life at school. It will make reference to situations that may cause anxiety and offer strategies to help. It will also give an overview of all the main National Curriculum subjects detailing the difficulties that may arise and suggest ways to overcome these.

Despite their differences in intellectual ability, individuals with ASD all share a common set of characteristics known as the Triad of Impairments. This means that they have difficulties with social and emotional interaction, all aspects of communication regardless of their language level and a lack of flexibility in their thinking and behaviour. We know ...

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