Strategies for teaching ASD learners (Teacher beliefs and values (Whanau…
Strategies for teaching ASD learners
Teacher beliefs and values
The teacher should value whanau input and communicate effectively and respectfully with them
The teacher must believe that the ASD student brings valuable differences into the classroom. This should belief and appreciation should be shown the the student and their whanau, along with the other students.
The teacher must wholeheartedly believe that ASD students should be included in the mainstream education setting
The teacher must take into account the ASD learners needs
and accommodate for these needs in every accept of her planning.
The teacher must model respect and appreciation of the differences of the ASD student. "Different not deficient"
A profile with the child's needs, co-created with school team and whanau. A useful tool in all elements of the child's school life. Especially useful for teachers on duty so that they can supervise the child safely in the playground.
request by using picture card
Following from object-picture making, the child can use the picture cards to request and communicate.
Allows the ASD child to learn to use images to communicate word meaning.
Helps the ASD child learn social interaction skills and how to associate themselves within a social situation
Ultimate goal is for the independent task completing of the ASD child
Prompts are a means to an end. They need to be observed and accessed so that when the child is ready, they are decreased.