I Chose A Student With Autism Essay
Disability and the implications on the students’ classroom experience
Autism according to Brooke, C., & Buckley, P.C. (n.d.) is a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and non-verbal social communication and social interaction, generally evidenced by the age of three. Other characteristics often associated with autism are engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental changes or changes in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences.
James has difficulty with verbal communication, attention span, and social interaction with his peers. Generally James will sit by himself or at a table with the least amount of students when in class. Upon entering the class, James will instantly plug in his earphones and watch videos or movies and has to be instructed not to do so.
I think sometimes James uses his IEP as a crutch rather than trying to be engaged in the class. James has mentioned more than a few times that he knows the loopholes in the system and…