How do I Teach a Student with Autism who has Repetitive Behavior?

How do I Teach a Student with Autism who has Repetitive Behavior?

Most of the time, repetitive behaviors are attempts by a person’s sensory-motor system to develop control or protection from feeling overwhelmed. Some examples are:
Nick seems to be able to find a piece of string in any environment. Once he has it, he twists and twirls it between his fingers. He seems mesmerized by the string […]

How can I use Progressive Drills to Improve Student Learning?

How can I use Progressive Drills to Improve Student Learning?

One of the ways to improve student learning is by progressive drills. Drill is the repetition of a single task. Research shows that repetitive drills build strong pathways and expand the surrounding area of the brain.
Practicing a skill reinforces the mental connections in the brain required to execute it as the brain stays engaged as […]

Autism in Children: Repetitive Behavior

Autism in Children: Repetitive Behavior

Autism in children manifests itself through repetitive behaviors. These are attempts by a person’s sensory-motor system to develop control or protection from feeling overwhelmed.
Here are some examples:

Nick finds a piece of string. Once he has it, he twists and twirls it between his fingers. He seems mesmerized by the string and is upset when it […]

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