Chances are that any children with autism spectrum disorder that are schooled in mainstream education are likely to need a certain amount of support within the classroom.
All children with autism spectrum disorder will have a triad of disabilities common with this condition.
Imagination and interaction deficits.
The triad of autism symptoms will vary between individuals, however all will have this triad of autism symptoms.
The asperger syndrome student will almost certainly have an average or above average IQ.
There is no formal teacher training for autistic educators. Research also suggests that 70% of all autistic educators are less that satisfied with the amount of support and in school training they receive.
So how can we make educating autistic children easier?
Research has suggested that autistic educators are using autism social skills stories to help teach autistic students social skills vital to classroom inclusions.
We know children with autism spectrum disorder have the triad of impairments making social, communication and imagination issues a problem within the classroom.
For example the autistic student may find following lessons difficult and loose concentration quickly.
They may lack the ability to follow school rules and not understand, sharing, or working quietly. They may shout out in lessons and be unable to stay on track unless the lesson has captured their interest.
An autistic educator can find help using autism social stories. For example Josh is a twelve year old asperger syndrome student, who is quite disruptive during P.E. lessons.
A suitable autism social skills story is implemented to help Josh understand what is expected of him during P.E. lessons.
Autistic children are very sensitive and in this case Josh was overwhelmed by the noise made by his peers during P.E.
By implementing the correct autism social skills story, Josh was able to control his anxiety during P.E. making the lesson more comfortable for him and the other students in Joshs class.
For downloadable autism social stories that can be printed and used to help autistic children in the classroom as well as round school visit: