Posts Tagged ‘classroom’

Addressing Behavior in the School Setting for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Problem and interfering behaviors are among the most challenging issues faced by school districts in their efforts to appropriately educate students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These behaviors may be considered inappropriate, reduce instructional time, reduce the quality of instruction,...

Building Skills in the Classroom with Smart Tablet Applications

Technology and teaching are becoming increasingly intertwined. Students in the twenty-first century will interact with the world through a technological lens. Technology is changing how and what we learn, allowing students access and directing them to those advancements which will determine future...

Teaching the Teachers: Creating New Opportunities and Outcomes in Educating Students with Special Needs

Educating students with special needs is an inherently challenging task due to the individualized and shifting needs of each student. Different schools of thought emerge when contemplating this issue: inclusion, a variety of special education services, modifications/accommodations, community based...

Traditional Education May Be the Biggest Barrier to a Meaningful Education

Unlike many disorders that are treatable with a pill or procedure, the most important form of treatment for an autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is education. However, the traditional special education model, notwithstanding the great advances made in public education, individualized programing and...

Learning Style Preferences of Students with Autism and How They Align or Differ from Their Typical Peers

Developing successful educational opportunities for students with autism has long been a challenge for educators. This challenge may well be due to the fact that students with autism have unusual intellectual and academic skills profiles making it difficult for teachers to accurately assess...

Scaffolding Communications Skills for Elementary Students with Autism

When I decided to teach elementary Autistic children, my first task was to query many teachers as to their students’ learning styles. One size doesn’t fit all. Some children learn visually, others need to listen intently, some draw, and others need to write things out. In most cases, I’m...

Peer-Mediated Intervention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

"Those around a person with autism must change first in order for change to occur in one with autism” (Schlieder, Maldonado & Baltes, 2014). Autism seems to be a buzzword in and out of medical, educational, and political conversations. Autism is more than just a buzzword. It is a formal...

Building the Skills for School Readiness

Parents get excited about school starting in the fall and all the new adventures their children will have. They also know starting school can be a shock for first-time students. Getting up early and out the door, a day of sitting still, lining up and switching activities on a schedule isn’t easy...