Homework & Autistic Students

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For all those in the autism continuum there is one outstanding feature, the variability of effects on individuals, far more than is associated with any other condition and hence there will be no similarity in the requests for special arrangements.
Jane Lones
View yourself as a facilitator who needs to help the aspie: build a supportive environment, nurture solid organization skills, utilize effective learning aids and secure a strong study routine.
Liane Holliday Willey
Open and honest communication between the school staff and ourselves has been the key to effectively dealing with the issue of homework.
Matthew Foley, DeAnn Hyatt-Foley, Ryan Foley
Moving the educational focus away from academic practice and aiming toward enhancing social and communication opportunities opens new ways to look at the concept of homework.
If the strategies outlined in this article are unsuccessful or unable to be implemented, then my reply is 'yes'. Sometimes this advice is to the great relief of the child, their parent and probably their teacher. You can quote me on this.
Tony Attwood
"We don't know what it is that he's not getting," she said... it could be any number of things -- vocabulary, a different format on the test than he is used to, or even unclear instructions. "The whole test has set these kids up for failure," she said.
Barbara Behrendt, St. Petersburg Times

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