Learning Through Seeing and Doing: Visual Supports for Children With Autism

Rao, Shaila M.; Gagie, Brenda
July 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p26
Academic Journal
The article reports on the use of visual supports in the provision of education in children with autism. autism is a life-long, complex developmental mental disorder that causes impairment in the way individuals process information. The increasing awareness of the number of cases of autistic spectrum disorder has led mental health authorities and experts to obtain information about to help children with autism. Although there is no one best program or one best way of helping children with autism, the importance of using supports based on concrete and visual teaching aids is largely upheld. INSET: What Do Some Other Researchers Say About Visual Supports�.


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