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Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas

Hand flapping? Looking at the Speaker?

The field of teaching children with #Autism has expanded and become more refined over the past 100 years. More and more children have been diagnosed with varying degrees of #Autism. #Judy Endow, a conference speaker and an adult with Autism, has identified two strategies that we’ve used in years past to communicate with these children that may, in fact, make this type of student feel worse.

For instance, many Autistic children absolutely need to flap their hands when stressed and looking at the eyes of another person who is talking to them is quite threatening.

Here’s Judy Endow’s recent article that further explains why we should allow these characteristic behaviors for positive reasons.

http://www.judyendow.com/advocacy/autism-and-changing-classroom-strategies/

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2015 by in Autism, Judy Endow, mentoring students, movement & cognitive learning and tagged , .

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