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Discussion in 'Special Education' started by green78, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. green78

    green78 Companion

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    I have been in contact with a school about teaching a secondary ed Autistic classroom. They want to revamp the program to make it better so they would like me to make a list on how I would get the class going. Does any one have any ideas on how and what to teach a secondary classroom? Thank you for your help.
     
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  3. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

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    Are these students in a self-contained classroom for students with moderate and severe needs or are they students with mild needs?
     
  4. teachersk

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    Vocational skills training
    Community based instruction
    Personal hygiene
    Peer relationships (buddy program)
    Recreation opportunities (special Olympics, buddy ball, that kind of thing)
    Functional routines
    Functional academics
    Comprehensive collaborative therapy/programming (all therapists and teachers work together to support the curriculum together)
    Data based decision making
    Systematic school to home communication
    Field trips and exposure to age appropriate activities
     
  5. sunbeachgirl

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    It worries me that you are being hired for a job you know little about. Are you sure you want to take this on?
     
  6. teachersk

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    Actually, now that sunbeachgirl mentions that, I seem to recall that you had a position in a school for children with autism that you were trying to get out of basically immediately after you started. Am I mistaken? I would definitely think about whether you are prepared to take on such a challenge.
     

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