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by KATHERINE | Autism United
As more and more autistic children are joining the mainstream classroom, teachers are often faced with an interesting situation where they not only have to fulfill the classroom’s objectives but also the autistic child’s educational objectives. If you are a teacher who has an autistic child in your classroom, here are some tips to help you management the situation.
The first thing you need to do is to review the child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Doing this will give you an idea of the child’s educational goals. Take note of the child’s goals and determine whether the classroom’s learning objectives meet the child’s needs. And depending on the child’s educational goals and your classroom’s learning objectives, you may need to make certain changes to the classroom lessons or to the classroom setting and environment to be able to address the child’s needs, ability level and educational goals.
It is also best that you speak with the special education teacher or aide assigned to the child to discuss about the child’s Individual Education Plan as well as the classroom’s learning objective so that she is aware not just of the child’s educational goals but also of the direction that you wish to take with the child. READ MORE >>