Kamps et.al. says “A key to accommodating students with autism in public school settings is the provision of social and behavioral programming to develop meaningful participation with nondisabled persons” (p.174). There are many techniques that are useful in teaching children with autism communication and social skills. One method is the Responsive Classroom, an instructional approach that integrates the teaching of academic and social skills as an aspect of everyday classroom life (Sapona & Winterman, 2002, p. 30). According to Sapona and Winterman (2002) teachers implementing this model in their classroom include six comp... ... middle of paper ... ...avioral Skills to Children with Autism.
According to Boutot (2010), interacting with same-aged, typical peers, children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) has been shown to improve their behaviors, communication and social skills, and play behaviors (p. 156). Many of these interactions will begin at a young age in a grade school classroom, or at home with their own parents. Many of the characteristics of ASD are the cause of peer rejection. Their social deficits stem from a lack of understanding the importance of social norms (Mazurik-Charles, 2010). Therefore, it is important for children with autism to have the opportunities they need to develop properly in order to succeed i... ... middle of paper ... ...(2007).
This issue also affects the child cognitive ability to effectively learn. Treatment use to help with this disorder is occupation therapy(Suarez,2012). A child who has Autism may be socially withdrawn it really depends on the child. Also, some kids may be shy towards individual they don’t have a relationship with. Children with autism have difficulties socializing with his or her peers (Gengoux, 2015).
One important benefit of implementing the use of technology in the classroom for students with autism spectrum disorder is, technology gives the student the opportunity to interact with the world in a way they might not be able to do otherwise. One major characteristic of autism spectrum disorder is speech delays. These delays can be minor delays or severe delays where the child is non-verbal. The use of technology can help a student develop communication skills. Applications that use gestures, pictures, and other symbols give children who have limited verbal skills an alternative means to communicate and interact with their surroundings.
Applications such as a touch to speak or feelings applications to help express what they have trouble communicating. The practice of combining new technology and devices will support, improve, and help a child with autism’s learning process. The use of different communication technologies provides learning materials and ideas, assist and communication in the classroom. Communication technology can be utilized effectively in teaching students with autism in an early childhood setting. Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disability that causes problems with an individual’s social skills and communication.
Humans are all unique with different processing techniques. Some even have special needs like children with ADHD. This makes it hard for the kids to pay attention to the teacher and focus on doing their work. These kids are smart but just need different techniques to help them learn. There can be a variety of ways depending on the child and his/her reactions, since they also experience different moods and stubbornness.
It is also important to understand what kind of policies and programs schools have in place to help aid and support children with autism. And lastly, a school needs to be aware and proactive in how they can help to decrease the stigma that surrounds children that full under the spectrum. A concern for families with children that have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder is how these students will be included and integrated into schools and how teachers will assist in their learning. Learners within the spectrum are often lacking in their social interaction and communication skills, and can sometimes display repetitive and unusual behaviours (AASE, 2005). Because of these characteristics, the student uses specific senses to gather information and learn.
They react to simulators in their own way. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be also connected with intellectual ability; having trouble with mental coordination, attention, and sometimes having trouble with physical health issues such as sleep. Some children with ASD are good at visual skills, math, music, art and other subjects. Children that have mental coordination trouble can also have issues withprocessing a task that has been giving to them. When drawing a visual diagram it helps autistic children to see what is being explained and what is being asked to do.
Inclusion ?Children who learn together, learn to live together? (Renaissance Group, 1999, p.1). Resurfacing the issue of different teaching methods in Special Education, many schools educate students in an Inclusive environment. Inclusion refers to the placement and participation of students with special needs into a general education environment such as classrooms and extra curricular programs (Lewis & Doorlag, 1999, p.5). Many find the use of inclusion in schools very beneficial to both special and general education ... ... middle of paper ... ....gov/ERICWebPortal/Home.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=Thesaurus&_nfls=false This an online ERIC thesaurus defining assistive technology.
Week One Content Review Ernestine Brodie Walden University Consider what you have learned about why we assess young children. Based on pages 33-35 of Assessing and Guiding Young Children 's Development and Learning and the video segment "Overview of Assessment"," briefly explain the importance of developmentally appropriate assessments. Assessment is a very important part to early childhood education. Assessments help educators by gaining information that can help make important decisions that will help with the development of children. Developmentally appropriate assessments can help educators learn what children can do and the things that they know.