Persons with disabilities are NOT excluded from ....

"the general education system on the basis of disability, and that children with disabilities are not excluded from free and compulsory primary education, or from secondary education, on the basis of disability"
Article 24 CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

How to Teach Autistic Children in the Mainstream Classroom

Mainstreaming an autistic child into the classroom setting presents an interesting dilemma for an educator. The level of the autism determines the amount of activities and the teaching style the student requires for educational advancement. The majority of school systems provided a one-on-one aide for children with autism. The teacher's aide helps to keep the autistic child focused so the teacher is not spending all her time on one child. Patience and understanding is required by an educator with an autistic child in her classroom.

Difficulty:
 
Moderately Challenging

Instructions

    • 1

      Study the child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) to understand his level of autism and the specifics for his educational goals. Make notes or highlight the areas of the IEP that require special modifications within the classroom for the child.

    • 2

      Talk with the aide assigned to the child and/or the special education teacher on how the child interacts with others and what would be the best location for his desk within the classroom. Select a seat in the classroom that benefits the autistic child in his learning.

    • 3

      Supply the aide with a copy of the daily lesson plans so she is aware of the goals the child with autism is expected to achieve. Provide a copy of all worksheets and instructions to the aide.

    • 4

      Communicate with the child on a daily basis and develop a rapport. Develop a routine to help him assimilate into the classroom. A break in the routine causes agitation and discomfort for a child with autism. Make sure to maintain the set schedule. A meeting with the child is as simple as saying good morning to him every day when he walks in the room.

    • 5

      Treat the child no different than the other children in the classroom. Be patient and understanding. Touch the child with autism on the shoulder to get his attention if he does not respond to your instructions. Make sure this is part of the IEP before attempting. Modify the lessons to his ability level and IEP instructions. Allow the aide to do her job.

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read more: How to Teach Autistic Children in the Mainstream Classroom | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7850477_teach-autistic-children-mainstream-classroom.html#ixzz1bxyJNwbi


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