Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Assignment 2

Part A.
Classroom engagement is always a key issue to rookie teachers. There are various types of learner exist within a classroom and they each need to be treated differently. As teachers, we need to raise our awareness of the attributes, competencies and challenges for each of those different learner types in order to engage them in the class. This portfolio will introduce Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Impairment, Gifted and Talented Students and Challenging Behaviour in the classroom as example of various learner types and discuss learning competencies and challenges, and then provide possible engagement strategies for each of those learner types. Part B of this portfolio will discuss four teaching strategies that are likely to engage students with autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorder
“Autism Spectrum Disorder” (ASD) is a developmental condition that will impair individuals’ communication ability and social interaction with others. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder will more lilely to have restricted and repetitive behaviour or interest (Dawson & Osterling, 1997). Dawson & Osterling then further added that students with autism spectrum disorder are often more passive and more likely to be disengaged than their peers. Even when engaged, those students often engage to object rather than people or surrounding enviroment (eg. class). This means students with autism spectrum disorder will have significantly less interaction with
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