Clinical Issues: Creating a Classroom Culture That Supports Children Across the Autism Spectrum On any given day, a parent or educator may call asking for recommendations for a student on the autism spectrum who is engaging in problematic behavior or who is experiencing failure in school. Typically, comments revolve around the nature of the difficulties, the impact on the student and others, and ... Clinical Issues
Clinical Issues  |   March 01, 2005
Clinical Issues: Creating a Classroom Culture That Supports Children Across the Autism Spectrum
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  • Cathy Pratt
    Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Bloomington IN
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Special Populations / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Autism Spectrum / School-Based Settings / Clinical Issues
Clinical Issues   |   March 01, 2005
Clinical Issues: Creating a Classroom Culture That Supports Children Across the Autism Spectrum
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2005, Vol. 12, 14-16. doi:10.1044/lle12.1.14
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2005, Vol. 12, 14-16. doi:10.1044/lle12.1.14
On any given day, a parent or educator may call asking for recommendations for a student on the autism spectrum who is engaging in problematic behavior or who is experiencing failure in school. Typically, comments revolve around the nature of the difficulties, the impact on the student and others, and the precipitating events (e.g., asked to do a difficult task, unstructured time, noise, an unexpected change) that have occurred that might provide insight into the situation. While all of these factors are important, one part of the equation is typically missing from these conversations: What role does the school culture play in supporting the student?
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