Build on student strengths and support the learning and wellbeing of students on the autism spectrum across all aspects of the curriculum.
Some students may have a strong understanding of the physical world, and demonstrate strengths in engineering (such as mechanics or robotics) and mathematics as a result.
Students with a strong interest in a particular topic may have learned lots of information about that topic. They may also demonstrate creativity when completing tasks that link to their interests.
Students may be less bound by conventions, and so may offer interesting or novel ideas. For example, some students in late primary may come up with highly original metaphors if prompted, rather than copy existing metaphors.
Some students may have good visual perceptual skills. They might be good at visual searches and recognition. Recognising different sounds and music can be a strength.
Example of practice: autism
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School Excellence Framework alignment
Wellbeing, Curriculum, Effective classroom practice
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers alignment
Standard 1: Know students and how they learn
Strategies to support students on the autism spectrum. Including: Evidence-based practices, best practice tips, curriculum considerations and other considerations for teachers of students on the autism spectrum.
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