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A couple of years ago, I found my autistic child locked in a small cold cement cell at his school. The cell had no windows, no furniture, and was slate gray with low lighting. The cell was also sound proofed so parents and teachers outside wouldn’t hear him crying. I am writing this blog as a campaign to change the way these children are perceived and treated in our society.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

#26 101 Ways a Teacher Could Help a Child with Autism

Category:  General guidelines when dealing with autistic children
Suggestion #26 If it is a new experience, do not expect them to be verbally responsive. Try to eliminate all unnecessary questions during the experience. Ask the questions after.

This isn’t only true of new experience, but also any situation in which that requires their concentration.  When they are focused on something, it is difficult for them to process what you are saying.  So, before they go into a new situation, give them directions and ask them if they have any questions.  It will be hard for them to ask once the activity has been started.

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