Welcome to ASD Teacher!

Hello and welcome to ASD Teacher! A website with strategies, resources and information about understanding and teaching children with autism (ASD = Autistic Spectrum Disorder).

Steph ASD Teacher

 

My name is Steph and I am a specialist teacher for children with autism based in London, U.K. I have taught in both mainstream and special school settings, as well as developed and lead an outreach service providing specialist support to mainstream schools to build their knowledge and skills in good autism practice, leading to better outcomes for children and staff.

 

I have taught many amazing children over the years who have inspired me to learn as much as possible about how to best teach children with autism, understand and interpret behaviour, support and develop communication and emotional regulation, ensure children are achieving and learning and most importantly- having fun!

Teachers do not get taught how to teach children with autism during teacher training and often do not feel skilled or equipped to teach a child/children in their class. Teaching assistants often do not have training at all. It is therefore very important that we share positive autism practice and understanding of the experience of a child with autism to ensure that children have the education they deserve that meets their abilities and needs.

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I hope you find this website useful!
Steph

First post!

Hello and welcome to asdteacher.com

This is my first post and it will hopefully be the first of many!

My name is Steph and I teach in a primary special school for children with autistic spectrum disorder and severe learning difficulties in the East London borough of Hackney.

I studied Early Childhood Studies combined with Special Needs and Inclusion Studies for my undergraduate degree followed by a Post Graduate Certificate of Education specialising in the teaching of Early Years.

I have worked with some amazing children over recent years who have inspired me to learn as much as possible about how to positively teach and support children with a ASD.

I have started this blog in order to contain all the information and resources I find valuable and interesting in one place. Knowing how useful and important this information is for me and teaching, it is likely that other education professionals, parents or anyone supporting children with ASD will also find this useful. I also wanted somewhere to express my thoughts and opinions and to share them with you so we can learn from each other.

Please leave a comment or you can contact me through twitter via @asd_teacher