What specific accommodations or modifications might you use with students with autism (hint: answer to this question can copy/paste to your A&M project)?
-Define classroom areas:
- Individual work areas
- Free times areas
- Open areas for discussion
-Keep classroom organized
-Have a designated seat for the child
-Keep a daily class schedule in the classroom
-Have a playground or areas for student to let off steam
-Have a home base area for student to escape classroom stimulation for a while
-Seat student in a low traffic area in the classroom
-Face desks away from distractions
-Help student learn to handle distractions over time
-Avoid touching student
-Avoid using heavy perfumes
-Use lower level over head lights
What concerns or questions do you have about working with students with autism (I will compile a list of these and bring it to class)? Make sure to reference the readings in your answer.
I am not really concerned about working with children with autism. My sister has autism and I have worked with many of these students in the past.