The purpose of this course is to provide specific perspectives that will serve as a guide for you in establishing a teaching protocol that will support your student’s success in the classroom, increase your confidence in working with and having a child with autism in your classroom, and help you to leverage the strategies to support the entire class.
This course will cover these specific topics:
- Introduction to Autism in the Classroom
- Accepting the Diagnosis and Its Meaning (even if the child seems like they should be able to manage)
- Can a Child with Autism Manipulate?
- Can’t vs. Won’t
- The Power of Consistency/The Need for All Environments to Work Together
- The Need for flexibility
- Applying Accommodations to the Entire Classroom vs. Singling Out the Child with Autism
- Cognitive vs. Associative Tasks (eye contact, taking notes, etc.)
- How to Find the Teachable Moment
- Positive vs. Negative Reinforcement