Category Archives: Autism Spectrum Disorder

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES to support children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Students with Anxious Behaviours

Communication difficulties are one of the core symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. There are a range of COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES we can use to support children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Commence by getting the person’s attention (e.g. using their name) Offer choices if the person doesn’t respond to an open ended question (e.g.… Read More »

7 Ways to Create Opportunities for Choice Making

As adults, we constantly make choices of various size and significance throughout each day. The ability to make choices impacts our quality of life, and allows us to be independent and make sure our voice is heard. We begin learning how to make choices from an early age, so it’s important that we provide students… Read More »

Beyond Winning and Losing: Teaching Students to be Good Sports

Nobody wins all the time. We all regularly have experiences or engage in activities that have some level of competitiveness, whether it’s playing sports, participating in contests, or even things like hoping to become a school captain or applying for a job. As we grow and develop, we learn to cope with the possibility and… Read More »