How can we make Modifications?

To help children and young people learn it is important to adapt the environment.

Tip to remember:

Children and young people with autism have a different way of processing information and interacting with the world around him. Below are some suggestions on how to modify the environment to help the child or young person to gain confidence and empower them to be able to attend and learn, grow and develop.

Characteristic of Child or young person with autism Suggested Modification
Visual learner
Difficulty with attention
Difficulty with language comprehension
Difficulty with imitation and use of gestures
  • Demonstrate by exaggerating
  • Provide supports, prompts
  • Teach these skills explicitly
Benefits from structured, predictable routine
Difficulty with transitions
Difficulty identifying important details
Behavioural differences – tantrums, acting-out