Children with autism often find the educational setting frustrating at best. Things like sensory issues, susceptibility to distractions, and communication issues can make learning difficult for students and frustrating for teachers. Many teachers don’t have the training to address the unique needs of autistic students.
At Camp Worth, we employ registered behavioral technicians who are able to meet these unique needs. We’ve designed our autism education program around proven techniques to help your child gain the most from their educational experience. For more information, please contact us today.
What Makes Learning Difficult?
Any autism education program needs to consider the things that are most likely to block proper learning. Our autism education program works because we take into account that students with autism often:
- Experience sensory issues that make loud places and bright lights seem overwhelming
- Have speech problems that make both written and spoken language difficult to process
- Experience both fine and gross motor skill issues that can make using pencils difficult and cause walking and running to appear awkward
- Feel isolated because they have problems with both social skills and communication
- Have issues with changes in a routine which makes the class and teacher changes of regular adolescent programs challenging to handle
- Struggle with trying to keep up with rules and expectations that may differ from one teacher to the next or one setting to the next
Not every child with autism will experience all these issues. This classroom set-up makes it necessary to evaluate the students individually and help design an autism education program that is specialized to the student’s particular strengths and weaknesses.
Tools We Utilize
In our program for autism treatment in Texas, we utilize tools such as visual aids, structure and routine, and an environment free from stressors to meet the needs of adolescents with autism better. These help in many ways. The stressor free environment eliminates many of the distractions that can take focus away from the task at hand. Allowing the student to progress at their own pace also help reduce the stress that can inhibit learning.
Having the program take place on-site gives the students a sense of familiarity, which is essential for these students. For non-vocal students, visual aids can be invaluable. Students with autism find changes difficult. They have trouble transitioning from one activity to another and can often fall apart if a routine is changed. By utilizing pictures to help the students know in advance what is happening throughout the day, we can better make changes from one activity to another.
In addition, we keep the structure and routine in place whenever possible. Educators in our autism education program are in close contact with the therapists involved with your child. This practice allows them to reinforce positive skills throughout the day, which helps bring all the various parts of the treatment program together. By allowing all aspects of our program to work together toward the same goals that we know your child needs, we can make the program stronger and make success happen.
Contact Camp Worth
If your adolescent student with autism is finding the regular school setting to be difficult, contact our intake department at 855.915.2545. Then, you can find out how going through our autism education program might be the thing that your child needs to help them best learn to their fullest potential. Our program includes a range of options, including:
- Behavioral analysis program
- Food and nutrition program
- Autism therapy programs
- Medication management
We understand that many times a child of this age has become so frustrated that they act out with behaviors that further limit getting a quality education. Because our trained staff specialize in dealing with the special needs of students with autism. Your child’s future can begin to look brighter more quickly than you ever thought possible. Contact us at 855.915.2545.