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.

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  • Autism in Early Childhood: An Overview of Strategies That Work
    If a child you know has been diagnosed with autism, here are some helpful strategies that can help you set up an appropriate learning environment, aid with communication challenges, and encourage social interactions with peers.
  • Helping Your Child Fly: Navigating the Trajectory of Autism
    As a developmental disorder, the difficulties associated with autism can grow and change across age. This makes it difficult for parents and teachers to know exactly which aspects to support or what to fight for. Learn some of the first steps you should take, and aids you may need on your journey.
  • 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.
  • Resources for Working With 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.
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