Archive for June, 2011

Why Children Who Suffer From Autism Benefit From Specialist Education

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.

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Is There an Oversight That Autistic Children With a General Education May Experience Setbacks?

While many schools try to integrate children with learning challenges into the mainstream classroom, autistic children with a general education could experience setbacks because of the environment in school. A classroom not suited to autistic behaviors and teachers or students not understanding disorder characteristics could hinder the learning ability of an autistic student.

An inclusion school environment can be successful if teachers have experience and training in autistic education. Not having the proper training could lead to setbacks in an autistic child’s verbal and nonverbal communication development, sensory processing, social interaction and imaginative or creative play.

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Autism – Are The Schools Prepared For The Autism Epidemic?

The number of Autistic children are growing. Currently there is 1 in 150 children this year who will be diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.

What is being done to prepare for this onslaught of Autistic children who will be entering the school system?

The Autism Spectrum encompasses a large scale. There are literally thousands of Autistic children with varying degrees of Autism joining the school system yearly. Some of the schools would never have seen a child with Autism and are ill prepared to deal with it.

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