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Please provide some ideas from a teacher's perspective about autistic students' standardized scores when they are mainstreamed. Please also provide some research about mainstreaming.

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As a teacher for over 13 years, my high functioning autistic kids all demonstrated strong academic gains in literacy from being mainstreamed into regular education. Their gains were in Reading and Writing scores. I attribute the major climbs in their achievement on standardized tests to the fact that the regular education program has more depth, rigor, and quicker pacing than special education.

Since we use so much collaborative learning in my ...

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The following posting discusses autism. In this solution, mainstreaming autistic children is briefly examined from a teacher's and research perspective. The explanation is given in 263 words. Two references are also included in the solution.