It seems that “I can’t” or “It’s too hard” is all my student can say when asked to do an assignment. He gets so anxious, that he won’t even try.
Student Academic Struggles
I am a regular education science teacher that has a student with autism in my class. He communicates very little and will not participate in most class activities. I’m looking for some ideas of how to get him to participate more meaningfully in class routines.
I lose many of my students during instructional time that is teacher directed and includes longer time spans of discussion and lecture. How can I hold the attention of my students who may have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or students with a Learning Disability?
I have a child who is non-verbal but able to identify many common objects and is able to communicate basic wants and needs via a picture communication board. I would like to start teaching her some early literacy skills and words…any suggestions as to how I might start?
I have been a one on one aide for a student with high functioning autism for 3 years and now that he is in 6th grade, I am really trying to back off with my support because he may not have an aide in middle school. He still needs a lot of reminders from me to stay on task or get back on task. Is there anything I can do to help him become more aware of how off task he can be other than constant prompts from me or the teacher?
I am a middle school Learning Support teacher and have 2 very bright students (above average IQ) with Asperger’s Syndrome that surprisingly have a tough time understanding some of the words or concepts in our reading selections, even though their expressive vocabulary seems pretty “profession-like” at times. Any ideas of how I can build their receptive vocabulary?
I have a student who chews her pencil during seatwork. She chews the metal top until it is ragged or comes off and will often chew the pencil right down to the lead. Not only does this behavior distract her during writing activities, but I am concerned for her safety! I have tried chewy pencil tops, other oral stimulation (candy, gum), and visual cues. Nothing seems to prevent her from chewing the pencil. How can I prevent this behavior?
How can I help students learn their classmate’s names and faces?
How do I provide sensory breaks to a child during a busy classroom day without the child leaving his/her desk and missing important instructional time?
What do I do when my student keeps her head in her desk playing when I’m teaching and the class is doing a worksheet? She won’t answer me when I correct her.