Impacts on Study for Students with ASD

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Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder - A Guide for Staff

The following are some of the most common impacts that a student with an Autism Spectrum Disorder may experience:

  • interpreting non-literal sayings      
  • interpreting non-verbal language      
  • not knowing what to talk about and with whom, when, where and in what manner      
  • understanding or communicating feelings      
  • interrupting inappropriately      
  • feeling isolated and uncomfortable in social situations      
  • forming relationships with others (often rejected from social situations because of eccentric behaviour, peculiar ways of speaking and lack of social skills)      
  • organisation and time management      
  • concentration      
  • learning in group contexts      
  • coping with change      
  • anxiety - even minor stress may cause increase in coping mechanisms such as repetitive behaviours (muttering, other verbal habits), panic and/or continual questioning      
  • comprehension and abstract thought, problem solving, concept development and making conclusions and judgements      

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