Primary teachers are the most creative people I know. In just one day they explain, instruct, present, make, demonstrate, coach, advise, organise, design, guide, adapt, mentor, listen, comfort, laugh, cry and
…oh and of course…teach!
Each day there are around 30 individual human beings in our care and we want to nurture them, develop their talents, teach them the curriculum and see them make progress. We want to help them get along with others and contribute to the world.
If one or more of those children have autism then primary teachers want the same things for those children. But a child with autism may need us to be more adaptable, do things in a different way and build a support structure around them that meets their individual needs.