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Inclusion Of An Autistic Child Into A Self-Contained Third Grade Classroom, Arlene M. Belt Jan 1998

Inclusion Of An Autistic Child Into A Self-Contained Third Grade Classroom, Arlene M. Belt

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This article describes the disorder of autism in the spectrum of pervasive developmental disorders, the challenges that the autistic child faces, and the inclusion of an autistic child, a nine-year old boy, into a self-contained third grade classroom. Through details of his life, the reader is given an intimate look at the personal and educational issues he faces as he struggles to cope with his disability. In addition to focusing on how the disorder affects an individual, the paper stresses the importance of parents and professionals working together to develop and implement teaching strategies that will assist such a child ...