Tag Archives: autistic students

Autistic empathy?

16 Feb

Daily Post: Write about anything you’d like. Somewhere in your post, include the sentence, “I heard the car door slam, and immediately looked at the clock

I often think that there is a reason why I understand autism so well. Am far too old now though, to be able to get any kind of formal diagnosis.

Let me give you an example. Continue reading

Who says autistic children can’t crack jokes?

7 Feb

I have an autistic boy that I teach, who loves to tell stories. He dramatises all the things that happen in his house and loves to tell the teachers and the students in his class about them. The students, in turn, love to listen. 

This is the same boy that when out of the autistic classroom is very quiet, reserved and shy, rarely speaks when he visits subject specific lessons, so much so that the teachers sometimes doubt if he is understanding the concepts. (Often he does in fact!).  Continue reading

Teaching back to front

30 Jan

The music teacher was chatting to me today. He mentioned that he was struggling to get his class to play together as a band, and had been trying to teach them how to for years. They just didn’t seem to get it. Continue reading

Numicon: visualising maths

24 Jan

I have been using numicon with a student for a few months now. When I first got him, he was not able to work alone, not able to add up unless he physically counted it out, and struggled to do number bonds to 10, despite being 14. Maths is a challenge for this autistic boy.
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Sums Success!

17 Jan

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Back to front success today. Well, if you are a normal teacher. Continue reading