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September 14, 2012

Making Math Interesting for Your Autistic Child

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by KATHERINE | United Autism

Autism is a wide-spreading developmental condition that affects the neurological and social capacity of an individual. Teaching autistic children requires much of your time so you need to have patience. Many autistic children do not attend public schools because more often than not, the public school’s teaching methods do not meet the autistic child’s needs. Keep in mind that children with autism often require the repetition and structure.

As always, it is a good idea to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses. The IEP will describe the objectives, strategies, and tasks that your child will receive based on what they need. Ensure that your child’s IEP is updated frequently to ensure your child’s steady progress. Parents must attend regular meetings with teachers to discuss the experience and progress of their child.

When teaching the child, always adapt the lesson plans for the child. Each student progresses at their own pace so it is best that you do not rush the learning process. Doing so, will only confuse the child. If you are teaching him mathematical concepts, use concrete objects to increase the child’s interest and to allow him to understand the concepts better.



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