For those on the autism spectrum, school is often a battleground. Autism and school performance often show a picture of the student as being non-compliant, angry, and under-achieving. This is because the regular school classroom is not designed to take into account the needs of students on the spectrum. Many of these students are actually on the upper end of intelligence but their autism makes it difficult to do things like concentrate, transition, or deal with emotions and socialization properly. More than a few are bullied by other students because of their lack of social skills and teachers are ill-equipped to understand the needs of autistic children. A residential program that offers a good educational program can make a big difference in this student’s life. To learn more about our autism treatment program in the Fort Worth area, contact Camp Worth today by calling 855.915.2545.
Autism and School Performance
Adolescence is a time when students are placed in an environment where they may have to change classrooms for every subject, learn to manage multiple subjects for homework, and still deal with the social growth that is a large part of this age group. All of this can be overwhelming for even those with high-functioning autism. Autism and school performance can show an intelligent child as failing and being a behavior problem. Consider how some of the things students in this age group take for granted can appear to someone with autism:
- Bright lights and noisy hallways can cause disorientation
- Motor skills may make gym class a nightmare and writing difficult
- Communication skills like reading, writing, and speaking can cause frustration and an appearance of low intelligence
- Having to change rooms several times a day can be distracting
- Learning a different set of rules for each teacher can be confusing
Is it any wonder that these are the years when your child’s worst behavior may begin to show. For a child who has trouble with communication skills and the inability to effectively deal with strong emotion, anger and frustration can quickly spiral out of control, even to the point of violence. These aren’t “bad” kids, simply kids that need direction and help to manage growing up. We work with your child’s therapist to help reinforce positive actions and help your child learn the feeling that comes with success.
What We Offer at Camp Worth
Our educators understand autism and school performance challenges. We provide individualized programs to meet your adolescent where they are now and help them to gain the necessary skills that make learning possible. We believe that every child can learn. Our education program is designed to seek out the best way your child learns and then help them adapt to that method. We teach organizational skills and time management. These are skills that will follow your loved one beyond school and out into the world.
In addition, we offer a wide range of helpful treatment programs. These are useful in teaching the skills your child needs to manage their autism symptoms. In addition to our education program, our other autism treatment options include:
- Applied behavioral analysis program
- Medication management program
- Autism parent program
- Food and nutrition program
Learn More About Autism Treatment at Camp Worth
Autism and school performance is something we consider important at Camp Worth. Our trained educators will help our clients learn the skills that make learning easier. If you have a child that could benefit from a specialized education program, contact us at 855.915.2545 and speak with someone about our program. Your child deserves every chance they can get. We can help them get that chance.