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reply: concrete strategy ideas
Fri May 29, 2015 15:26

I agree and am definitely more of a "so now what" person who wants to know how what I'm learning can be actually applied to my classroom. Some of the articles mentioned several strategies to support students with ASD that address basic classroom management and organization. These included: having a visible and predictable schedule, colored folders for different subjects, bins to put completed/not completed work in, and organizing desks in a way to give each student what he or she needs to the best of our ability. One thing my group talked about was the implementations of "class meetings" to encourage positivity and communication, in which students can praise each other and also tell the teacher what they are struggling with. We also talked about the importance of seeing what students with ASD can do, rather than focusing on what they cannot, which connects to your "I CAN" statement. There is a social stigma attached to having ASD and we talked about strategies to combat that, such as discussing the challenges of the students with the class (obviously if the student and parents don't object) and then talking about accommodations or even ways that the peers can help that classroom out. I think most stigmas are fueled by fear and confusion, so education on ASD is the best way to dissolve those two emotions and create a positive classroom environment for everyone.

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    • Strategies - Britt Hatcher, Sat May 30 13:43
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    • Strategies - brawleyeo, Fri May 29 22:22
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    • I agree! - Sonya Summey, Fri May 29 20:34
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    • reply: concrete strategy ideas - macdonaldke, Fri May 29 15:26
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