Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
Over the past few years Asperger’s has been added to the Autism Spectrum. But what is the difference and what are the similarities? Why was this “condition” put onto the Spectrum anyhow? How did this diagnosis effect the person with this diagnosis?
Most importantly, how does this changing diagnosis affect the family, friends, and others who surround the Asperger’s/Autistic person?
Yes, I’ve taught children who have received these diagnoses and I have learned that each student is quite different. I’ve worked with a child who simply was most content if he was in a sling that allowed him to continuously go around in circles. I’ve taught musical rhythm to another child who just loved the repetition of banging on a quiet drum. Yes, I’ve even been privileged to help a student who was terrified of anyone sitting behind him or classroom windows that were behind him. I’ve befriended a child who simply didn’t understand any “gray” areas of opinion and his social skills suffered.
So, let me take you to a post by Anonymously Autistic that just might give you some insight to the thoughts and feelings of this God designed person.