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By Lynn Plimley

This source is helping educators aid scholars with autistic spectrum problems once they input secondary university, together with educating social talents, getting ready IEPs, and constructing paintings experience.

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Qxd 4/6/2006 9:06 AM Page 37 37 OBSER VATION AND RECORDING material you record will stand as a permanent objective record of what actually happened and it can be viewed or listened to again and again. Pivotal points can be explored and consequences can be investigated. Advantages of videoing: • It can be a per manent r ecord and you can use it to view and review actions again and again • The r ecord can be used with others – par ents and pr ofessionals – and be used to closely analyse par ticular featur es • This type of r ecord is helpful in looking at body language and nonverbal r esponses Disadvantages of videoing: • The position of the camera can give an incomplete pictur e of what is happening • It can take a long time to find the actual piece of r ecording that you ar e most inter ested in • The equipment may be dif ficult to obtain, set up and it needs checking that it is working (batter y problems ar e quite common) • The intrusion of a camera on a tripod or attached to a person may distract and disturb the objects of your obser vation Tilstone (1998) argues that audio has an advantage over video because it can be made less intrusive.

G. g. providing coloured cards that can be placed face-upright on the desk where green signals calmness, yellow feeling anxious and red signifies the need for some time out/calming down Using favourite soap operas, DVDs and comic cartoons to examine a full range of social situations and relationships. In the context of school, it may be useful to examine school-based drama such as the TV series ‘Grange Hill’. g. chess tournaments, computer club, judo, etc. Holding ASD awareness sessions for staff and pupils, explaining how they can help Making sure that adult support can be available at break/social times as these can be critical times of stress.

71) Bullying It is appropriate at this juncture to raise the issue of bullying and individuals with ASD. Social skills differences can lead to vulnerability. If one is looking for peer group approval and friendship, being different in the adolescent years is not a good thing. Many individuals with ASD recall the torture of being bullied at school and will say that very often they did not complain because they did not realize that they could. Maybe they had been told that ‘Bullying is when someone keeps hitting you.

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