I'm sorry, I don't think there is a forum for disabled school children. I was wondering what would be good ways for a mainstream school to integrate autistic children / what would be good activities to offer that also cater for autistic children.
For example, I recently read about the Suzuki method of learning to play an instrument. Several people on the net comment how ideal this method is for autistic children, as apparently they often have enhanced aural skills, and the teaching/learning involves a lot of repetition and structure. The method combines individual and group lessons, so in addition to learning to play an instrument this kind of teaching also helps to develop or improve some social skills.
I imagine that drama might also lend itself to activities that integrate autistic children well.
I'm aware that the autistic spectrum is very large and that most people on here are probably "high-functioning", but I was just wondering if you have any ideas/suggestions, personal experiences, or experiences of children with lower functioning autism. Thanks.
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- Thread Starter
- 13-10-2009 11:02
- 14-10-2009 01:24
my younger (autistic) brother goes to "Words On Wednesday" club at school. one lunch time a week they look at new or interesting words etc. as its a current obsession of his he enjoys it. and means he has a structured lunchtime