Supporting Young Learners with Autism
Effectively addressing learning needs is crucial to student success. However, the academic, social, and behavioral skills of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) vary greatly, especially in early childhood. Educators must be aware of how ASD can affect learning, and more importantly, how they can tap into student potential to promote lasting achievement.
In this webinar based on her Gryphon House publication, Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders, author Tricia Shelton shared instructional strategies that lead to the successful inclusion of students with ASD in early childhood classrooms. Other highlights of the presentation included:
- Common characteristics of ASD and their impact on learning
- Ways to use student strengths to promote learning and engagement
- Practical, ready-to-use strategies based on evidence-based practices