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ERIC Number: ED422687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Asperger's Syndrome--Educational Management Issues.
Jackel, Susan
This paper is a synthesis of a number of documents relating to the educational issues confronting children with Asperger's syndrome, autism, or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS) in the autism spectrum. It is designed to provide teacher information and is equally useful for caretakers of children with the condition. Topics covered include the definition of Asperger's syndrome, characteristics of students with Asperger's syndrome, learning structures that will help children with Asperger's syndrome successfully achieve in the classroom, and strategies to use with parents of children with Asperger's syndrome. Recommended classroom techniques include: (1) structuring the physical environment to facilitate learning and minimize frustration; (2) considering isolating the student for short periods to teach new concepts or build on pre-existing knowledge in a distraction free setting; (3) providing a predictable environment and routine with preparation for any changes; (4) stating clearly what is expected; (5) breaking tasks up into manageable segments and training the student to schedule and plan; (6) presenting new concepts in a concrete manner; (7) using activity-based learning where possible; (8) using visual prompts as appropriate; and (9) having written instructions and including visual cues. (CR)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A