100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils on the Autistic Spectrum

100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils on the Autistic Spectrum

by Francine Brower

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Overview

This useful, resourceful and practical guide provides those working withautistic children one hundred ideas of how to support and develop their learning. Ideas range from developing pupils understanding and communication skills to ensuring they are comfortable within their learning environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826494214
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/10/2007
Series: Continuum One Hundreds , #25
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Francine Brower is Regional Co-ordinator (North) for the National Autistic Society and has been headteacher of a school for children on the autistic spectrum.

Table of Contents

1. Enhancing Understanding
- good practice for all
- generalising information
- the need for consistency
- incidental learning
- reducing stress
2. Enabling Communication
- processing time
- understanding idioms
- positive language
- repairing conversations
- literal understanding
- developing dialogue
- missing inference
3. Developing Social Skills
- eye contact
- recognising triggers for behaviour
- proactive interventions
- discrete teaching of skills
4. Creating the Right Environment
- visual supports
- cue cards
- how to organise
- a safe haven
- whole school understanding
- acoustics
- lighting
- unstructured time
5. Teaching Coping Strategies
- the use of humour
- first/then motivators
- coping with homework
- adult mentors
6. Tackling the curriculum
- developing independence
- clear start and finish to tasks
- differention of work
- written supports
- recognising specialist language
- getting the main idea
- using mind maps
- specific ideas on each core area of the curriculum
7. Encouraging Flexibility
- use of resources
- planning for change
- bending the rules
- negotiation
8. Summary of key points
- patience
- small steps
- identifying progress
- record keeping
- rewards
- feedback to the pupil
- the pupil voice

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