When teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) it is important to understand the impact of the student's learning environment on their engagement and behaviour.
Managing and manipulating the learning environment supports students with ASD to attend, access and engage with the curriculum and their peers, develop independence and cope with change.
The learning environment includes the physical environment, the sensory environment and the social environment.
The considerations, suggestions and tips in the following sections have been provided to assist in structuring a positive learning environment for students with ASD. It is important when selecting strategies that the individual characteristics of the student with ASD are considered as not all strategies will be relevant for all students.
The Prep learning environment includes the following considerations: