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Some good advice for professionals and parents when trying to remove some of the barriers to participation and learning …. There are times when my autism creates a barrier to my learning. When I find things really difficult I can appear defiant and sometimes rude-but I don’t mean to. I need time to process what you’ve said before I can reply to your question. I need time to process my thoughts and transfer them to words. I need to organise my thoughts visually before I can write them down. I understand explicit and direct instructions at my level of understanding but can be confused by inferred or unclear demands. I understand better when work is presented in short sections or chunks with time to complete before moving on to the next stage. Check I have understood the task by asking me to explain my thinking and what I am doing. Encourage me to explain the bits I do understand when I have hit a problem. Reinterpret the task or use a different approach if I continue to struggle with it. Sometimes I get so anxious about things that I need time to “chill”. When I return from some time out I work better when teachers show they understand my worries and use a supportive approach. Author Unknown
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