We have experienced tutors who will help your child be successful academically with special instruction.
What is autism?
Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development. It impacts a way a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication. Some children with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty learning, where as some have normal or high intelligence, but have trouble communicating and applying what they know and adjusting to social situations.
Signs of autism
Fails to respond to his/her name
Resists cuddling, prefers playing alone
Poor eye contact/lacks facial expression
Doesn’t speak/delayed speech or loses previous ability to say words
Can’t start a conversation or keep one going
Speaks with abnormal tone or rhythm
Repeats words or phrases, but doesn’t understand how to use them
Doesn’t appear to understand simple question/directions
Doesn’t express emotions or feelings
Unaware of other’s feelings
Inappropriately approaches social interaction by being passive, aggressive or disruptive
Difficulty recognizing nonverbal cues, such as facial expressions or body postures.
Patterns of behavior:
Repetitive movements; rocking, spinning, hand flapping
Performs activities that could cause self harm; head-banging, or biting
Develops specific routines and becomes disturbed at slightest change
Problem with coordination/has odd movement patterns.
Fascinated by details of an object, such as spinning wheels of toy car, but doesn’t understand purpose or function of object
Unusually sensitive to light, sound, or touch
Doesn’t engage in imitative or make-believe play
Fixate on an object or activity
Specific food preferences
How to help at home?
Early intervention is key!
Behavior and communication therapies
Stick to a schedule
Leverage hyper focus, so if your child is extremely interested in one topic, use it to your advantage and structure daily learning around that subject.
Use a variety of resources
Benefits of tutoring for autism.
Tutoring is mostly learning 1 to 1. Students wont’ feel socially pressured. Our learning coaches can create lesson plans to fit the needs of your child, that includes any interests that they may have. Our learning coaches are able to nurture this love of knowledge while they tie in the learning requirements of their students.