How Parents and Educations Use Tools and Resources Available in Dealing with Autistic Children.
Every great teacher should have tips on how to manage classrooms well. It is not something you can be perfect at overnight. As a teacher, you should be prepared to handle students with special needs including autism. With the use of incident reports, it will be easy for you to track their behavior and know when to intercede. It is worth noting that the incidences should be reported and documented immediately they happened. This is not simply a document which is meant for punishing students who are not behaving as desired in class but also in telling you who to start with when it comes to management of the behavior.
Students with autism have an issue with talking to their peers and interacting with them. One of the most evident problems with autism is that people living with it do not like change in their routine and you should let any autistic student know of the intent to make changes before it actually happens. This will ensure that they are prepared psychologically so that the reactions are not intense when the change comes. Because sometimes these students cannot rise above shortcoming in motor skills, you can provide them with tablets or laptops to use in taking notes instead of handwriting. In cases where to instructions have to be provided to the entire class on the board, there should be a copy for the autistic. These students are stressed about activities which involve participating in assessments, completing homework, management of assignments, planning, and organization and even navigating learning tasks. The learner will not have a positive outcome in terms of the social interactions, academic ability, and cognitive skills. The teacher should ensure that the learners have a way to record instructions given for future reference.
Do not think that you can bully an autistic learner out of the condition. These learners will respond better in an environment where they feel supported. It is worth noting that even involvement of parent in this process is critical because at the end of the school session the child will have to go back home. If the environment at school and at home is varied, the child might start developing difficulties in bringing the two worlds together and this can result in more serious symptoms. There are a lot of resource and tools teachers and parents can make use of in relating well with autistic children.