Re: ASD articles
Sat Nov 26, 2011 08:07

You said it, Katie! Setting a "purpose for reading" makes sense for kids- especially those with ASD or who have characteristics of "the spectrum." I also liked reading about how his teacher was able to teach to his strengths, tweak, and get to the heart of the matter. I have been teaching public pre-k for going on 7 years now and I have had a child who falls on the spectrum, labelled or not, ebvery year. At first, I can remember thinking how stubborn some of them were- and they WERE stubborn, but I thought whatever it was I wanted to do, they were capable. However, I have learned that "won't" and "can't" are the same thing in the book of ASD and capability is out the window!

  • ASD articles - fayk, Sun Nov 13 00:28
    When I taught pre-k I had children in my class who were on the autism spectrum. I also have a good friend whose son shows many of the same characteristics of Connor in the one article. I was not... more
    • Re: ASD articles - redingerj, Sat Nov 26 08:07
    • ASD - trivettec, Sun Nov 13 19:15
      I can't imagine how hard it would be, as a parent, to deal with your child having these issues. I know that you would accept the situation and do the very best that you could, but my heart just... more
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