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bennettmc
Re: rognstadgr
Fri May 29, 2015 16:26
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To respond to some of your thoughts...

First of all, I think the role of teachers or just people working with these students is to remember to put yourself in that child's shoes. I think it's easy to get frustrated when these children just don't get it, however if we step back and think about what it is they have to deal with on a daily basis, maybe it will help give us a better attitude and allow us to portray to kids that "I can" optimistic attitude!

Also, I think holding staff meetings at local schools and sharing videos like Chris Varneys would be one way to implement class and school strategies to fulfull this "I can" role. The case may be that staff are uneducated or need a better understanding of how to work with autistic children and therefore holding group meetings to communicate and discuss autism will help people step into these roles.

  • reply to Chris Varney - rognstadgr, Fri May 29 14:10
    Very well said. When I was thinking about what I really got out of these videos and readings, the first thing that came to mind was this talk. It was a beautiful story of how our attitudes and... more
    • Re: rognstadgr - bennettmc, Fri May 29 16:26
      • reply bennettmc - rognstadgr, Sat May 30 11:06
        All of those strategies sound great! Thank you for sharing!
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