Archive for January, 2011
Autism and school are becoming a hot topic for school boards and parent groups right across the country and around the world. This is because the occurrence of autism in children is increasing at an alarming rate. Educators today are seeing an exponentially higher number of autistic children in their classrooms than a decade ago. For that reason, an increasing number of parents and educators want to ensure all children receive a positive educational experience.
As no two autistic children display precisely the same autism symptoms, it becomes impossible to create a standardized program that creates positive experiences for children with autism at school.
Autism is a disorder that affects the entire person and most often lasts for the lifetime of the person that it affects. Specifically this disorder affects one’s ability to create emotions, memories, sensory abilities, non-verbal communication skills and much more. It affects one in one hundred and fifty individuals of all races and social status; and tends to affect more boys than it does girls.
A common description that I have heard among professionals is that many people who suffer from autism can think thoughts but cannot vocalize those same thoughts.
Autism is a condition that many parents find difficult to understand, but the important thing to realise is that they are not alone. It is possible for your child to grow up with a chance of living a relatively normal child hood and adult life, but it’s important to consult with the experts to find out what services are on offer.
One of the biggest parts of any child’s life is education. We often take our education system for granted, but for an autistic child the education process can be a totally different challenge.