7. Can you write it?
As your students get older, you might find that they prefer instructions to be written down, rather than given verbally. If you are used to preparing slides and uploading them onto learning platforms then consider how much information you can provide – which will enable the student to work almost autonomously.
Other students may enjoy the discursive, verbal parts of lessons. That may be the fun part for them, and the part that motivates them – but it is potentially the part of the lesson that creates anxiety for someone who finds interaction less intuitive. Ask yourself, is it always necessary for every student in your class to work in the same way? If they can access the work, on their own, with headphones, slightly separately – is this a problem? We are all different and it is surely that which makes life so interesting.
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Rebecca Leek has created two brand new modules, ‘Autism: Past and Present’ and ‘Autism: Taking the Lead’ which explores what is autism, what is the criteria for diagnosis, and what it’s like to be autistic and how an autism led approach to making our schools healthier environments for autistic people. To find out more, watch the tasters below and click through to view the full module description.