Showing posts from October, 2021

3 ways you can use visual supports to help children with autism

  Children with autism are visual learners. They have difficulty in understanding spoken language. The reason they are visual learners as visual information lasts longer than spoken language. Visuals are something we all use in our daily lives to navigate the world around us. We live in a visual rich world. Visual processing is a strength for children with autism. It helps them to understand language, complete familiar routines and complete daily living tasks. I’m going to list three ways you can use visuals to help your child with autism. Use of visual schedules. There are different visual supports you can use with your child with autism. Visual schedules are the type of visual support that can be used. Children with autism love routines and structure. The visual schedule helps the child understand the order of activities they will be doing during the day so nothing comes as a surprise. It helps to reduce their anxiety and keeps them calm. They also help them during transitions. There

Importance of parent teacher collaboration for helping children with autism

  One of the most important mantras in a special education classroom is parent-teacher collaboration. It is critical for students’ success. Collaboration has many benefits as both parties are working towards a common goal of improving students' lives and preparing them for the future. That means both the parents and teachers act as one team to help the child. I am going to give a few strategies for children to do better in school. We are on the same team. The most important thing teachers must know parents are experts on their children as they tend to spend maximum time with them. They know their strengths, weaknesses, motivators and triggers. It is critical if teachers are facing any problems in the classroom in terms of behaviour or skill regression parents are the first people teachers need to get in touch with. They are in a better position to let the teachers know if any changes are going on in the child’s life or maybe they are experiencing any sleep or health-related issues.