Don’t allow fear to get in the way of desire. When we show a student that they can overcome their academic fears, they become successful. This is true for all types of students including ones with executive function, Asperger’s, PDD, language based disabilities, regular ed. and etc.
Often times Asperger’s kids may need an adult to initially get them involved with other kids in group projects, sports teams or games.
Autistic and Asperger’s students depend on structured activities. Create structure at home with positive set routines.
Kids with Asperger’s or autism are fixated on set routines and find change difficult. Review and remind them when/how a change will occur ahead of time to avoid a major meltdown.
Students with Asperger’s have difficulty understanding social cues. Often they need to be taught and reminded what various cues mean.
Some kids with Asperger’s need pictures and symbols to remind them of how to acceptably behave in social situations. These work when words fail.
Kids with Asperger’s and language based disabilities can be sensitive and take things the wrong way. You should use simple, direct, and brief language with them. Then clarify so they understand.
ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, autism, gifted, special ed, homework & test prep are topics you may need help with. If you need advice, please ask.
Special ed students with ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s and autism may need to take breaks in school to keep focus. This trick helps with homework too.