Back to Basics: Working with Young Children with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms
Young children with autism benefit from various adaptations made to an early childhood classroom. This article includes modifications for both teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Adaptations are given for the classroom environment, daily schedule, sensory needs, transitions and general teaching strategies. The techniques described are especially important when working with young children with autism, but are also helpful for all young children. The information provided is gained from several years of experience working with young children with autism in schools, homes and childcare.
Support for Learning
Deris, A. R., & DiCarlo, C. (2013). Back to basics: Working with young children with autism in inclusive classrooms. Support for Learning, 28(2), 52-56. doi:10.1111/147-9604.12018.
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Copyright © 2013 NASEN. Article published by Wiley in Support for Learning, volume 28, issue number 2, May 2013, pages 52-56. Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9604.12018