I always wondered what is the best approach for my child to learn. I believed that if I encourage his interest and then incorporate the other type of academics will help him to succeed in the future. I always had to make sure that Amin will not get bored. He does get frustrated and bored with some of the work he has to do, and I make sure that he was always compensated doing those assignments with other more engaging tasks. This is why I loved his old school, Intervention Unlimited where the teachers set up his program to compliment his strength and help his weaknesses. they were not rigid about his grade level, and they were flexible and accommodating while he got a high level of education.
Sadly most public schools can not be so accommodating regarding educating special need children, they are following rigid rules that makes education a burden for kids with autism.
I am so glad that Temple Grandin who is so well-known in the autism community stepped froward to share her valuable advice regarding teaching ASD kids. Her advice is something that we all should take seriously, because every point is being made in this article that can be implemented very easily in the autistic kid’s educational plan. This advice can enable children with autism to learn in a best possible way and achieve higher level of education, as well as to become more functional later in their lives. I urge everyone to please read this article, and try to implement as much as possible, so the children can benefit from this approach.
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