Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
If you know someone who has #Autism, you already know that one of their chief challenges is in their #social skills. They say what they think without being able to consider what is “kind or appropriate.” Because of this lack of social skills, they tend to be rejected by their peers, something that they so desperately crave to have. They just can’t understand what they need to change.
Ollibean on August 19, 2016 was featured on a recent Judy Endow post on Twitter that I’ve linked on this post.
Have you ever heard an child with Autism say something like, “Your hair looks terrible” or scream, “Don’t touch me!” I certainly have heard similar remarks.
Now, what can we do about that? Enter Judy Endow’s post:
In this post, she shares some ideas about how to help in these situations. The Autistic person needs someone who he/she trusts to help. This process will take quite a few days or months to achieve but is achievable.
How to begin? Get a piece of paper and a pen. Then write down all the things that this person has said that are considered inappropriate. Keep the list active and ongoing.
Next, sit down with the Autistic person and frequently review these comments and suggest alternative social comments to make.
Before that even begins…read the suggestions in Ms. Endow’s post. It won’t be easy at first, but it’ll help your special friend/child in the long run. I would imagine that the parent absolutely needs to be involved, but so could a
Special Education teacher or aide.
Don’t ever give up!