Date
18 September 2019

Foster social interaction using ​recommended approaches

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Supporting communication, social interaction, thinking, and positive behaviour’

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Support socialisation

Support socialisation

Take a planned approach to supporting the development of social skills.
  • Have students observe others so that they can learn from them.
  • Provide opportunities for supported social engagement with peers and adults.
  • Teach specific social understanding skills.
  • Coach peers to understand the perspective of the student with ASD.
  • Structure social supports, particularly for situations where the rules or conventions are not clearly spelled out, such as at break times.
  • Encourage whole-school awareness and understanding of ASD.

Teach conversation skills

Teach conversation skills

Students with ASD can get stuck on one subject and find it difficult to read facial expressions cueing them when to listen or change subject.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Apps to support learners with ASD, includes social stories on a wide range of topics. These are available individually or as four bundles.

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Touch Autism

Publisher: TouchAutism

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Key areas to support”:

Return to the guide “ASD and learning”

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