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reply ASD characteristics
Sat May 30, 2015 11:34

In most of the videos it did seem that the students were in full control or even possible "acting out." However, I noticed even though their teachers seem to be letting them do whatever they what, they were gently guiding them towards their goals. By letting the students have some control over the situation it involves them in the process of their education rather than a battle of "this is what you have to do and I'm here to make you do it." My question would be how do we find this balance? How do we know when to say thats enough? Great start to a long conversation!
Also, I just wanted to let you know, within the special education community we try to practice the concept of person first language. This concepts puts the individual before the disability when speaking and writing. For example, I wouldn't say a disabled man, I would say a man with a disability. This shows that the man is seen as more than just his disability. I don't want you to think I am gripping! I also had to be told this and i just want to spend awareness!

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