Creating communicative opportunities for autistic children
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:O'Síoráin, C. A., Twomey, M., Mc Guckin, C., & Shevlin, M., Creating communicative opportunities for autistic children., REACH., 34, 1, 2021, 29 - 40
Our approach to working with children with autism in this article is not about the engagement philosophies but rather is focussed at a social communicative level: not just hearing and seeing but listening and understanding, therefore, communicating respect and dignity to the child. This article provides case examples from a qualitative research project on the literacy practices of children with autism. The role of the qualitative researcher in this project is to seek to advance knowledge to assist practice and policy. This article sets out to engage you, the reader, in considering how you connect and communicate with autistic children in your practice. It is about communication and what communication might look like if we open our understanding to all possibilities. It is also about the balance of agency in the learning environment for children with autism.
Author: Mc Guckin, Conor
Type of material:Journal Article
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Subject (TCD):Inclusive Society , AUTISM , AUTISM SPECTRUM , Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder , Autism , Autism , Autism , Autism , Autism , Autism Spectrum Disorder , EDUCATION