Do You Ever Feel Like . . .
Maybe the kid with ASD diagnosis is manipulating you?
He/she could do this if they just applied themselves?
They are not really trying?
They intentionally ignored my instruction?
He said he understood, so if he didn’t comply, it was mis-behavior?
This kid’s family has issues?
I am so frustrated, nothing works with this kid?!
You don’t know what to do to help this child?
You need to have 2 different sets of rules for those with ASD and those without?
The child with ASD is disrupting your classroom?
The other children in the class are paying the price?
You simply don’t have enough minutes in the day to help the child with ASD?
This is a kid with a character problem?
If you do, you are not alone!
Successfully teaching an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis is different than teaching students who are not on the autism spectrum. Students with ASD are motivated differently. Very often the classroom protocol is not followed – perhaps not even recognized by an individual with ASD. There are also those situations that trigger the students over-reaction and disrupt the entire classroom.
The National Autism Academy offers very simple strategies you can use to resolve these and other issues that arise in your classroom because you have a student on the spectrum. Our simple strategies will reduce your frustration, increase your results and support those who live with what the CDC calls “the fastest growing developmental Disorder in the U.S.”