Autism: Tips For Teachers

Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects communication, social interaction, and behaviour.

How the child will present will depend on a range of factors.  Some children with ASC are highly motivated learners and will want to demonstrate their enhanced knowledge in school.  They may be noted for calling out the answers, correcting mistakes by others and seeming to dominate the lesson.  Other children may follow the lesson but will be electively mute and unable to contribute in class.  Some children will struggle with transitions and be unable to get started on a piece of work without adult support.  Others may seem distracted and frequently in their own world.  Yet other students with ASC may have meltdowns triggered by a change in routine or sensory overload.

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