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?
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 ...
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