The number of young people diagnosed with Autism is increasing, therefore teachers and support staff need to ensure that they are providing sufficient support for these children within the classroom
While many teachers are already keen to try and offer the best support for Autistic children, many are unsure of the best way to, or how to tackle problems when they arise. Secondary school, in particular , is a turbulent time for those with autism. Not only do they have to contend with increasingly harder work in many different subject areas, but also with examinations and adolescence. This book offers guidance for secondary school teachers that will help them to develop subtle learning strategies that have a huge benefit on pupils with Autism, create an inclusive, quality teaching environment, and support pupils with ASC during this time of change and reduce their anxiety.. It breaks down the key areas of potential difficulty, offering strategies, ideas, case studies and links to resources in way that is easy and accessible to busy teachers. Key topics covered are transition, coping with the first half of term, assessments, anxiety support, behaviour, social skills and communication, and teasing and bullying. Each idea includes step-by-step instructions to help teachers implement the techniques in the classroom, benefiting not only the pupils with Autism, but others in the class as well. This book is the ultimate troubleshooting guide for every secondary school teacher.