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|TEACHING THE LEARNER WITH AUTISM By Robyne Batson
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14 (NIV). Remembering that these individuals are just as important. Some of the following suggestions will work for the individuals you are working with and some will not."I will praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are your works." Psalm 139:14
STRATEGIES & SUGGESTIONS for Successful Inclusion
1) Pray for God's guidance, direction, and unconditional love.
2) Introduce your child while sharing how God made all of us with differences
and similarities. Tell that he/she communicates and plays a little differently.
3) Simple Language - Use language with the child such as, "Sit. Sit chair." Point
to the chair as you speak, children with autism will "read" your body language.
4) Role Model - implement the correct behaviors while learning
how to play, repeatedly show the appropriate model.
5) Establish a Routine - Predictability and routine are benchmarks to help
the child cope in a classroom, new environment, or a social setting.
6) Educate the Church - prepare a bulletin board in a area of the church with the
child's photo and a list of things the child enjoys.
7) Be the Good Samaritan - Offer to help the parents after services
and remember the child and their parents in prayer.
By Robyne Batson (condensed version).