What is Autism?

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. Autism significantly affects verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction which adversely affects a child’s educational performance. Symptoms range from mild to severe. Activities that are often associated with autism are engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance …

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Visual Perception

Difficulty perceiving objects and focusing on a visually stimulating page. Symptoms Strategies Works with head close to paper; tilts head. – Request eye exam to rule out need for glasses.– Check pencil grip and position of hand/arm when writing. Has difficulty locating words in the dictionary, index, etc. – Assign buddy to work with a …

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130 Accommodations for Specific Academic Subjects

WHEN TEACHING READING: Make reading aloud in class a voluntary activity. Provide opportunities for choral reading. Allow parents, aides, etc., to read lessons to students who have difficulty with decoding. Directly teach specific skills. (i.e. main ideas vs. details, inferences etc.) Investigate Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexics. (textbooks on tape) Build comprehension in reading …

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