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Creating a Learning Environment for Autistic Students

Autism is a brain abnormality that should be monitored carefully and sensitively. Teachers are usually the ones who encounter students that may experience these traits. Teachers need not feel flustered since the following resources will assist them in understanding the disorder and how to teach these students.
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Creating a Learning Environment for Autistic Students
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    It is said that students with autism thrive in an environment that is structured. Also, autistic children learn better with visuals. Teachers are encouraged to use concrete language and avoid sarcasm and idioms. The site highlights twelve (12) tips for setting up an autism classroom. Teachers may use these suggestions in their classroom settings.
  • autism.lovetoknow.com
    autism.lovetoknow.com

    Free Lesson Plans for Autistic Kids

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teachers may be very happy to accept these free lesson plans that help in teaching autistic students. These lessons are geared towards helping students to communicate, interact, write and work on projects. In addition, students will be given games and puzzles to assist in their learning.
  • friendshipcircle.org
    friendshipcircle.org

    6 Classic Outdoor Activities for Children With Autism

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Children as a whole are fascinated by outdoor activities. Some of these outdoor activities are hide and seek, treasure hunt, water therapy, and others. I was intrigued to note that water therapy can be very helpful to autistic children.
  • education.com
    education.com

    10 Fun Activities for Children with Autism

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Children, in general, enjoy craft activities, especially children with autism. Students who are autistic can explore shapes, color, and other interesting things. This website provides about ten (10) fun activities, and teachers and parents will enjoy these stimulating activities with their children.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This online booklet has tips and suggestions on how to create a suitable environment for autism. Educators can benefit greatly from this booklet. It outlines suggestions for when a behavioral problem occurs, how can peers support the youth with autism, the physical environment, safety and many others. At the end of the booklet, links are given for additional readings. Also, there is a section at the end that affords the teacher to reflect on the information given.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teaching children with autism can be exciting and rewarding. The video presentation gives viewers a glimpse of autistic students interacting with flat screen technology. This helps to stimulate their brain and learning. Giving these students hands-on activities also helps them, and teachers may certainly use technology to enhance their learning.
  • iidc.indiana.edu
    iidc.indiana.edu

    Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    This article has opened my eyes to the fact that there is hope for an autistic child. The first two paragraphs highlight an interesting example of a kind and firm teacher who taught the autistic student. The child had a structured day and he was not exempt from the school activities. Also, this article has twenty-eight (28) tips on how to understand the traits of autism and how to teach these students. Teachers may glean from these tips and apply them to their autistic students.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teachers at times are faced with challenging situations, especially with autistic students. This video presentation highlights the simple causes of autism and its relation to abnormalities of the brain. The abnormalities relate to the child’s genetics. Teachers may understand in simple terms what causes autism from this presentation.
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BloomBoard Asks:What suggestions have you been using to support autistic students in the classroom?
Hannah MurphyEarly Childhood Education English Language Arts Math History & Social Studies Science The Arts HealthDecember 08, 2016
A 'self-regulation' area with a padded mat, oversize stuffed animal, scented candles for smelling, sensory box with hidden items, and children's books that have different textures inside. There is a visual schedule on the board and with the use of transition songs, my students have learned to transition very easily. Some students also require a weighted vest/ blanket which I keep handy.