Teaching social understanding

There's an interesting article in Special Educational Needs Jungle by Justin Price of Freemantles School that suggests there should be more emphasis on teaching social education to autistic pupils to encourage better social understanding.
He highlights the safeguarding issues associated with a lack of social understanding and suggests that teaching these skills should begin in primary school and throughout secondary. Areas that their school supports pupils with include:

  • finding and looking after friends. Letting friends look after you
  • sex education and the laws around sex
  • managing my money
  • managing my own emotions.

You can read the article here

Interested to hear what approach your school takes in developing autistic pupils' social understanding, and whether there are any useful resources you use?


Edited on February 23, 2017 - 9:07am