Curriculum access for students with ASD challenges teachers to differentiate the curriculum content, the teaching and learning sequences, and the monitoring and assessment required to meet individual needs. Teachers also adjust the learning environment to support student learning.
Of significant importance are the studen's learning strengths that may be utilised to support engagement and access to the curriculum and the learning barriers that need to be identified and addressed through reasonable adjustment in order to maximise learning outcomes.
While there are some identified learning strengths and barriers students with ASD may experience in accessing the curriculum, it is necessary to collect, collate and interpret information about each individual to determine how best to plan, deliver and assess relevant learning experiences.
The following sections may be useful to assist with supporting students with ASD to access the curriculum: