8 EASY Tips for Teachers of Students with #Autism

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8 EASY Tips for Teachers of Students with #Autism

1.  Give short and simple directions. Don’t overspeak.  Put your back on    the chair and eyes on me.

 

  1. Tell what TO do, instead of what NOT to do. For example, instead of saying “Stop running!” say “Walk.”

 

  1. Understand that I sometimes focus better when doing something physical.  Allow me to have an item in my hands or an ‘active’ seating option.

 

  1. Let students work in short increments. Work for 10 min take a short sensory break. Then work some more.

 

  1. Recognize the child’s strengths and build from those strengths – tap into them.

 

  1. Advocate for, and utilize assistive technology. There are many tablet applications that are of significant benefit. Everything from skill practice, organization and note taking to creation/presentation.

 

  1. Communicate with parents on a regular basis. Let parents know about the successes as well as the struggles.

 

  1. A schedule and routine are very important. Visual schedules work well with most.
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