A Contextualisation

Recently a Master of Teaching student shared with

me his practicum experience at a local primary

school. “If only I had done your assignment first” he

said, for a new student with high functioning autism

had been enrolled in the class but his supervising

teacher was at a loss to manage the perplexing

behaviour in the classroom.

Then a Master of Education student shared

the experience of a little boy with high functioning

autism who was frequently punished at his school

for his ‘different’ behaviour.

Can these scenarios be improved? I believe

they can. So this paper has been written to increase

understanding and to provide some practical and

easily implemented suggestions.

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