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Did I see an increase in the resilience level in the students with ASD?

Posted on October 13, 2018 at 14:44 0 Comments

I designed activities to either strengthen existing individual characteristics and/or worked on building the skills that supported resilience.

During problem solving exercises especially evident during the ‘Who Dun It’ stories one student went from guessing the answers to my questions, as his default response, to  thinking about what he would say. I observed him thinking about the information he had and following…


Activities that Promote and build Resilience.

Posted on September 2, 2018 at 15:39 0 Comments

In my problem solving sessions students must combine different types of information, such as personal experiences and prior knowledge to complete tasks. One of which is the 'Who Dun it' stories where they must extract information from the text.  Literal comprehension, involving recognising and remembering facts is easy for the students compared to inferential comprehension which requires them to deduce information that is not explicitly stated in the…


Building resilience in individuals with ASD

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 15:23 1 Comment

People are considered resilient when they experience adversity or risk, yet achieve positive adaptation. Students with ASD may not naturally utilize the external or internal supports to overcome adversity effectively. It is suggested that many individuals lack appropriate or effective coping mechanisms to address the adversity they experience, as a result of socio-communicative and behavioural challenges, resulting in reduced resilience (…


Can I build resilience in my students?

Posted on April 29, 2018 at 13:30 1 Comment

Having got to know the special education needs of the students I work with I discovered that they do not cope with getting their work incorrect or wrong. I have observed examples of students finding ways to cheat, waiting for you to give them the correct answer, or they give up or they act out when they are unable to complete a task and some do not show any resilience to what they see as “failure.” 

This is common…


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At 18:11 on November 23, 2016, Hazel Owen said…

Thank you so much for sharing your posts here, Lorraine - and for your message :) Please feel free to continue to share with the community - always find what you have to say valuable :) Cheers. Hazel :D

At 7:43 on July 9, 2013, Hazel Owen said…
It's really easy as both communities use Ning:-) So if you go to the home page of the Ethos community, then scroll to the end of the blog posts ( just above discussions). Click 'Add a post'. Click the HTML tab once the new post has opened.
Step 2: in a new tab open the VPLD online community and locate your post and open it. On the top right of the post you'll see a drop down arrow entitled options. Click on it and choose edit. Click on the HTML tab; select all of the code, and copy.

Step 3: Paste the code into the ready and waiting new post in the Ethos community. Add a title and tags. Scroll down an click save. Ta da :-)

Sing out if you hit a snag.
At 20:24 on July 8, 2013, Hazel Owen said…

Kia ora, Lorraine...and awesome to have you join the Ethos Online Community :-) Knowing your interest in UDL, I can recommend a quick dip into Report: Universal Design for Learning as a Framework for Supporting Learning & Improving AchievementWhat does UDL look like in practice: A Grade 6 Science lesson unpacked; and The Universal Design for Learning a space for sharing about Adaptive Technologies.

Can't wait for you to also share your words of wisdom, experiences, ideas and comments :-) A very warm welcome. Hazel


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