Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Autism Awareness Month

It is Autism awareness month , though we need to be aware of Autism all the time.

Your child may:

  • Have a diagnosis if Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorder( ASD) or Aspergers Syndrome.
  • Have difficulties with communication,interaction,which affect his or her learning.
  • Have difficulties developing language.
  • Have friendship problems.
  • Prefer to play alone.
  • Have difficulty understanding other people's feelings.
  • Lack conversation skills.
  • Find change difficult to cope with.
  • Have difficulties getting organised.
  • Have sensory issues such as over -sensitivity to noise.
  • Show stress at home.

What can your school do ?

  • Use teacher assessment and observations to establish how your child learns best.

  • Find out which ways of teaching are the most effective.

  • Discuss your child with relevant professionals who visit the school.

  • Arrange for your child to have extra help in smaller teaching groups supported by a teaching assistant.

  • Have routines that will help your child understand what happens in each day.

  • Use visual timetables and prompt sheets.

  • Organise groups carefully to promote your child's opportunities fir mixing with other children, using language and understanding coupled with imagination.

  • Plan carefully fir transitions when your child moves year groups or schools.

  • Follow guidance from your local authority on Autism friendly schools.


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