Share
Explore BrainMass

beliefs about the causes of autism changed from its discover

Looking for an experienced educators point of view

We are told ASD is the newest epidemic of children with special needs. How does this affect our jobs as teachers?

How have beliefs about the causes of autism changed from its discovery in Kanner's work in 1944 to contemporary times? What theory of the cause of autism do you think is the most reliable?

Why is it important in twenty-first century schools to emphasize finding research-based interventions for students with ASDs?

Solution Preview

First of all, yes, I totally agree that ASD is the newest epidemic of children with special needs based on the numbers of identified students each year on my job as the increases occur. Thus, it definitely affects our jobs as teachers academically, socially, and behaviorally as we plan and deliver lessons and design assessments.

We also need to know how to collaborate with the ASD's students array of advocates, therapists, teachers, and other support staff. We also need to know how to make parents of both regular and ASD education feel accepted and validated.

Similarly, I also think we need more varieties of strategies, accommodations, modifications, and ...

Solution Summary

This posting shows how beliefs about the causes of autism changed from its discovery in Kanner's work in 1944 to current.

$2.19