All over the world teachers face a challenging career teaching students in their classroom. Their class may consist of a variety of students with unique and individual needs. Some of their class will include likely 3-5 students with Autism.
At a minimum, a stunning 60% of teachers in England do not feel they have adequate training to teach children with autism, and this is concerning. Teachers should be provided with adequate training in many specific areas and this is barely addressed in their training to become a teacher.
Some of the common questions I receive from organizations, schools, parents, teachers, principals, support teachers, and teacher aides include but are in no way limited to the following:
What about unstructured time? What unique challenges do students with autism face here and how can school staff help during break and lunchtimes?
Are pupils with autism more likely to be victims of bullying? What can teachers do to counteract this? What signs can teachers look out for that may indicate a child with autism has been bullied?
Students with autism are three times as likely to be excluded from school as pupils with no special educational needs. Why are exclusion and seclusion particularly harmful to those students? What can school staff do to avoid excluding pupils with autism?
70% of children with autism are educated in mainstream schools in the UK. What other components of mainstream education are harmful to those with autism?
How would you describe the current state of autism awareness among teachers?
How can teachers be better equipped to teach those with autism? What should training include?
What’s the biggest misconception the general public, including teachers, might have about a child with autism?
Why are teachers roles in caring for children with autism so important? What are some of the benefits that well-trained and autism aware teachers can bring to the classroom?
There are so many more questions and education for teachers, principals, support staff, teacher aides that are needed.
I stand proudly with a progressive organization devoted to training their teachers how to teach students on the Autism Spectrum, helping them to reach their full potential and be their best selves. I am proud to be assisting and training UK teachers and EPG teachers in many countries to teach and support students with Autism.
In particular, I am very excited to be training teaching professionals about females (and males) in school and how best to educate and support them, with their learning and mental health. This is a wonderful forward and progressive move on the part of Education Placement Group and Supply Desk. I applaud them for addressing this important issue and am honored to accept their invitation.
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