Teaching Students with Neurological Disorders
Students with neurological disorders may present with a wide array of symptoms. Some of the more common disorders found in children include Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and ADHD. Find a wealth of resources to help children with neurological disorders in your classroom, from diagnosis, to modified lesson plans, to advice on behavior management. We also have reviews on assistive technology, teaching strategies and much more.
- An Overview of Cerebral Palsy Educational Issues: Language Difficulties and Adaptations
A neurological disorder that occurs during infancy or early childhood, cerebral palsy results in several different issues, including communication difficulties. Special education teachers can learn more about the language difficulties and the different cerebral palsy communication methods available.
- Tools Often Used to Identify Asperger's Syndrome
Asperger's syndrome is diagnosed in children and adults through the use of assessment scales. Psychiatric and special education professionals can administer these assessments and evaluate the results to determine the presence or absence of Asperger's in an individual.
- Stories to Help Children with Asperger's Syndrome to Improve Social Awareness
Asperger's syndrome is characterized by social awkwardness, repetitive behaviors & clumsiness. Social stories for Asperger's children are brief descriptions of certain social situations or behaviors that are very beneficial for children with this diagnosis. Read on to learn more about these stories.
- Teaching Children with Asperger's and HFA: A Guide
Children with Asperger’s syndrome and other high-functioning forms of autism (HFA) are intelligent, but may lack social understanding. These students require specialized instruction to achieve social and academic success. Use these resources to help teaching children with Asperger's and HFA.
- A Guide to Helping Students Develop Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills involve hand use and are important in performing daily activities in school and at home. Young children and those with disabilities particularly need instruction and practice to develop these skills. Explore these articles for ideas to help students develop fine motor skills.
- Helping Asperger's Syndrome Students Adapt To Classroom Transitions
Asperger's syndrome is a disorder that is part of the autism spectrum. Students who have this syndrome are prone to intense anxiety due to changes in routine, and this can create problems at school. Here are some ways to prepare an Asperger's child for upcoming classroom transitions.
- Talking with Tourette Syndrome: Understanding Speech and Language Characteristics
Students with Tourette syndrome have tics, which can be involuntary movements or vocalizations. Special education teachers may notice students with the disorder have particular speech and language characteristics.
- Using Learning Toys for Students with Autism
Teaching students diagnosed with autism can be challenging. Learning toys can be a valuable instructional tool. Read on to learn about a number of educational toys that can be very useful when working with these students.
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Options for Assistive Technological Devices for FAS Students
Students with fetal alcohol syndrome can have different issues that arise from in utero exposure to alcohol. For example, students may have trouble with sustained attention or working memory. Assistive technology in the classroom and at home can benefit students with fetal alcohol syndrome.