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What does the Autistic and Emotional Support Teacher do?
Autistic and Emotional Support Services vary from school to school, from teacher to teacher, and from child to child based upon needs. The students that I work with receive my services on an itinerant level and are fully included in the general education setting. Though some of my students may receive learning support or other such services, I work specifically with behaviors.
I typically work with every child about 1 hour per week. 30 minutes is devoted to one-on-one time where I directly teach skills such as social skills, coping skills, anger management and relaxation skills, and conflict management.
The other 30 minutes are spent in a social setting, typically during lunch time where the child that I work with is permitted to invite about 3 friends to eat lunch and play a game together. This is a great way to practice the skills that are taught during the one-on-one sessions.
In addition to these times I spend a great deal of time in each classroom doing observations, supporting classroom teachers and making suggestions.
Hereare some of the functions and roles of the Autistic and Emotional SupportTeacher:
Last Modified on August 30, 2012