Supporting Students with ASD:
:pencil2: use a routine, they prepare them for next steps and any change, inform the child several times about any changes in the routines
:check: visual supports to help them better understand their routine and the school day, this can include resources such as a time timer
:star: keep communication simple and clear, avoid idioms and allow time for them to process information
:!!: create personalized social stories for better social understanding
:question: think of the sensory input in your class. When it gets too loud, can a child wear noise canceling headphone?
:confetti_ball: raise awareness and acceptance in your class, school and community
:fire: incorporate their interests and talents into lessons. For example,
:!: have a stress scale to turn emotions into more concrete concepts.
Teach social skills EXPLICITELY
introduce social skills programmes such as time to talk and socially speaking
:warning: allow autistic students often breaks and to have a time out card or exit pass to indicate to teaching staff that they are feeling anxious and need to leave the classroom
:warning: Keep good communication with parents/carers. They know their child best and may be able to suggest interventions useful in class.