Child care training series module four updated cognition
The Basics of AutismSpectrum Disorders Training Series RAAC Training Committee 2012
Child Care Training Series Modules Module One: Autism Defined, Autism Prevalence and Primary Characteristics Module Two: Early Signs of Autism Module Three: Physical Characteristics of Autism Module Four: Cognition and Learning in Autism Module Five: Autism and Sensory Differences Module Six: Communication and Autism
Child Care Training Series Modules Module Seven: Behavior Challenges and Autism Module Eight: Understanding Behavior in Persons with Autism Module Nine: Functional Behavior Assessment Module Ten: Autism Play Skills to Teach Module Eleven: Safety and Autism
Cognition and Learning in Autism There is a wide range of cognitive ability. Intellectual Disability Gifted
Big Idea Children with autism can learn. It is up to us tofigure out the best way to teach them.
Strategies for Learning Differences Many children with autism understand better by seeing than hearing something. When possible, use a picture or written words. Actual objects mean more than photographs or line drawings for some. They may have great memory for numbers, facts, directions, but they may have a hard time retelling events. Use pictures or reminders to help remember past events.
Strategies for Learning Differences Skills learned in one place may not be used in a new place. May have to teach the skill in each place it is used. The child may not learn by watching others. We may have to teach them by going through each step. A list of steps can be helpful for some tasks.
Strategies for Learning Differences It might take longer for the child with ASD to think through what was said before they are able to respond. Give them time. The child might not even see why they should respond. Prompt them to respond. Some days it may be harder to concentrate or the child may be more stressed, making it harder for them to think and learn.
Big IdeaVisuals help with learning.This can be objects,pictures, or written words.