Posted on April 11, 2013 in Autism
The next six ideas come from The Autism Checklist. This book, co-written by my friend, John Shouse, is a collection of tips and strategies appropriate for use at home and in the classroom.
Written in an easy-to-read checklist format, the book is filled with up-to-date research, practical advice, and helpful resources on a wide range of topics. The book covers five areas: basic information on autism, checklists for parents, checklists for teachers, effective support strategies, and helpful resources.
Make a classroom space more soothing to a child with autism and more visually interesting to any student by adding a lava lamp, fish bowl or tank (even if your fish are not real), or even by adding a calming screen saver to a classroom computer.
These supports can make any classroom feel more welcoming and may help many students feel more relaxed and ready to learn.