Helping Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to learnEducation, Educators, Parents, Professionals
The key idea is that by helping people with autism to understand the concept of change in their daily routines (something they find very hard to do), their ability to access learning improves. Helping Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn: Contains photocopiable resources to support the ideas and strategies in the book. Has a section on frequently asked questions. By encouraging everyone to view the triad of impairment as a triad of opportunity, this book gives the reader guidance on how to become an autism-friendly professional. With chapters on structuring a meaningful classroom, understanding and improving behaviour, and looking at transition through the eyes of pupils on the spectrum, the book provides valuable insights gained from the author’s many years of practice. Mary Pittman is a certified TEACCH practitioner this is a particular approach from the USA, and very popular amongst practitioners here in the UK. One of the things pupils with autism often find hardest to accept is the notion of change, where change can mean anything from a new person in the classroom to the slightest change in the school environment. Helping Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn looks at how to help them understand the concept of change in their daily routines, so that this understanding has a positive effect on their behaviour and ability to access the curriculum. Helping Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn looks at: why change is difficult for those on the autistic spectrum how to use visual approaches to teaching and learning strategies to help teachers and teaching assistants support learning how to deal with difficult situations This is an essential read for all teachers in mainstream and special schools, and everyone who supports pupils on the autistic spectrum.