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  1. Living With Autism School Problems Cardinal Spellman H.S. Junior English

  2. Step 1 of the PPA:Introduction to the Problem • Emotional Issues • Speech Disorders • Coordination Problems • Lack of Social Development

  3. Step 2 of the PPA:Evidence • Data pertaining to control/emotional issues • Progress affected by speech problems • Occupational Therapy yields positive results • Classroom interaction improves with training

  4. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Christopher’s emotional issues a. no hugging b. no kissing c. no hand holding d. no verbal expressions of love

  5. 2. Christopher’s Speech Problems a. fluent yet hesitant in speech b. cannot handle metaphors c. does not elaborate d. impatient with explanations e. always looking for literal meanings

  6. 3. Christopher’s Coordination Problems a. not graceful in movement b. stiff in posture c. uncomfortable in his own skin d. cannot be touched for assistance

  7. 4 .Christopher’s lack of social development a. trouble interacting b. lack of expression c. cannot read expressions d. insensitive to feelings of others

  8. Step 5 of the PPA:Brainstorming of Solutions to Classroom Success • Before student with autism joins group: • Define Autism with students • Discuss Behavioral Issues • Discuss Learning Problems • Discuss Social Issues • Decide on amount of class involvement • Group students according to assistance • Create Welcome Environment

  9. Sources for more information • www.autismhelp.info • www.aspergertips.com • www.aspergersyndrome.org Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Random House New York 2003