Early Childhood Autism

For this Assignment you are going to view a video of an example of a self-contained classroom that is structured for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

You will then write a 2-3 page essay where you will analyze the arrangement of the classroom environment and evaluate why this type of environment could effectively meet the individual needs of children with autism. Based on your observations, you will write to write a 2-3 page essay discussing what modifications and visual supports have been utilized in the classroom environment so that children with ASD can actively participate in daily activities.

Please click the PDF for detailed directions regarding the information to include in your essay. Please view the video link below to complete this Assignment.


When writing your essay please be sure to:

A. Discuss the arrangements that have been made to the physical environment to assist children with ASD actively participate within the environment. What visual supports have been put in place to effectively prepare and guide children with ASD? How have sensory needs been addressed? How can these types of environmental modifications help children with ASD interact with their environment?

B. Based on what you have learned regarding the definitions and characteristics of autism, do you think the arrangement of the classroom in the video was appropriate? Why or why not? What changes or additional modifications would you make to this classroom that specifically serves children with autism? What additional visual and/or environmental supports may you have used or included to in this type of classroom setting?

As with all writing, be sure to include citations if you use information from any source to avoid plagiarism. It is always necessary to give the author credit. In addition, please make sure to include a reference page.


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