Practising Successful Conclusion Essay

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Assessment 3 Practising successful inclusion Gerald Pg, 364 Gerald has been identified as having Asperger’s Syndrome. Attwood (2007) states, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have difficulty with theory of the mind which is a core cognitive deficit. Gerald lacks social skills and struggles to develop cooperative social interactions which contributes to poor peer relationships. This behaviour leaves Gerald excluded from friendships and social situations. This makes school unenjoyable for the student which can lead to outbursts of anger and fights with other students. Gerald needs to be introduced to strategies to improve his social skills which will positively contribute to his inclusion (pg 365, Ashman & Elkins) . Gerald needs routine without a routine Gerald finds it very unsettling and creates disturbances. It is important that Gerald is given a warning before a routine change, so he has time to adapt to the changeover. Gerald may also have the following characteristics; Impairment in social interaction(failure to develop friendships that are appropriate the child’s developmental level, impaired used of non verbal behaviour such as eye gaze, facial expression and body language, empathy and impaired ability to identify social cues), impairment of social communication (fluent speech but difficulties with conversation skills), restrictive interests (special interest that are unusual in intensity and focus, preference to routine and consistency. (Attwood, 2011.)) One of Gerald’s key needs is the development of social skills and building cooperative social interactions and peer relationships. Content: Group reading or partner reading Process: To begin with Gerald is partnered with a class member which he has ample social interaction with and understands his needs. Gerald and his partner may have different reading abilities. This gives
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