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ERIC Number: EJ862848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
The Effect of Light Intensity and Noise on the Classroom Behaviour of Pupils with Asperger Syndrome
Menzinger, Bernhard; Jackson, Robin
Support for Learning, v24 n4 p170-175 Nov 2009
The focus of the study reported in this article is the behavioural response of pupils with Asperger syndrome to light and sound intensity and the development of ways to help them to cope with such sensory stimuli. A number of practical ways of minimising the negative effects of various sensory stimuli are noted: (1) the establishment of "a place of safety" for every pupil who needs it; (2) the necessity for pupils to have a clear understanding of the programme that has been designed for them; (3) the critical importance for staff of reflecting on the day that has passed in order to prepare effectively for the day that lies ahead; (4) the use of pictorial communication given the pupils' poor comprehension of the spoken word; and (5) the importance of a consistent and predictable approach to the pupil.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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