AUtism in the classroom
Teaching autistic children can be somewhat of a challenge. Children on the autism spectrum typically struggle with transitioning to new endeavors due to their lack of understanding and the anxiety they experience in new environments. Autistic children also have attention and sensory requirements that makes it hard for them to focus on anything for an extended period of time. This can become very frustrating to both the child and the educator so a great deal of patience from the ladder is definitely an essential characteristic to have.
Creating a classroom with visual prompts and schedules can decrease anxiety, increase freedom, make transitions less challenging, and minimize problematic behaviors. As a teacher, paying attention to the individual needs of each of your students will increase your effectiveness in helping them function to their highest potential with Autism.