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Amanda Wallace
Independence
Fri May 29, 2015 09:35
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These are great questions, that I haven't ever thought about before. I know the people with Autism i have been around want to have control, or be independent. This is when i think choice can help and come into play. Maybe when a student is struggling with something, the teacher can then come in and try to help offering different choices of what they can do or how they can help.

  • Guidance versus Independence - Karley Ingold, Thu May 28 21:21
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    • Ready to Learn - carsleymm, Sat May 30 12:36
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    • Independence - Amanda Wallace, Fri May 29 09:35
    • Guide When Ready - whitemb2, Fri May 29 08:49
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    • Readiness - luckadooso, Thu May 28 22:02
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      • Re: Readiness - Karley Ingold, Thu May 28 22:40
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