Re: student with autism....could use help
i am not a teacher but i would be happy to share some tricks that might help. firstly, allow him to pick his seat. his whole day could be thrown off just by sitting in a seat that stresses him out. give him a daily schedule and (if possible) give him advanced notice if things change. implement a token system. for example, give him 3 token or passes to use that allow him to get up and maybe go for a walk with an aide if he feels overwhelmed. as he uses his token have him check them off on a daily log. you could also verbally remind him "ok, Johnny, you have used 2 of your tokens/passes already for today.....remember you have one more to use." keep a communication log with his parents. i don't know his functioning level but maybe if his parents see that he is having a problem during the day then they could help him overcome it by talking about it at home. assign him a buddy. sometimes children are much more receptive with following thru with a task if he is working with another child.