- Keeping in mind that students with autism may be extremely sensitive to light and sound.
- Providing a "safe space" in the classroom or on the school campus that a student can use to calm down or de-stress when needed.
- Using literal language, as students with autism may have difficulty understanding figurative language, sarcasm, idioms, etc.
- Not requiring students to make eye contact.
- Incorporating a student's interests into the curriculum.
- Using visual aids and supports.
Here are some of Dr. Paula Kluth's excellent books that explore many of the topics from the article.
You're Going to Love This Kid!
Just Give Him The Whale!: 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism
A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students With Autism
View a complete list of books by Dr. Paula Kluth here.