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.
Often, in individuals with ASDs, behaviours can signal distress and anxiety: teachers therefore need to know how to look for potential triggers and examine ways in which problems can be solved from the child's perspective. This section discusses ways in which the individual's behaviour can be understood and how stress levels in pupils and staff can be lowered. It emphasizes the importance of looking at the behaviour from the point of view of the individual with ASD to find a solution.
The condition of ASDs and some type of behavioural difficulty is synonymous in the minds of many people. The media portrayal of people with ASD often shows them in times of crises when behaviour can be difficult, destructive or in some way ...