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ERIC Number: EJ1137185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Students with Autism Participating in Recess
Lucas, Matthew D.; Nichols, Kourtney M.
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p142-146 Spr-Sum 2010
The participation of a student with autism in recess can often be both challenging and rewarding for all students and the general education teacher. This paper will address common characteristics of students with autism and present basic solutions to improve the education of these students in the recess setting. Initially the definition, behavioral characteristics, and prevalence of autism will be presented. This will be followed by a brief discussion of autism for an individual in the classroom, and possible benefits, challenges, and solutions for children with autism in the recess setting. Lastly, specific methods of including a student with autism in a basic recess activity will be discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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