Laura Dumitrache is a clinical psychologist in supervision, with studies in the field of psychotraumatology. She has been working for the Help Autism Association since 2018, as a specialist in the recovery of children with autism spectrum disorder, and since 2021 she is the Coordinator of ABA programs.

Abstract of the International ABA Conference 2020 presentation.

Teaching Strategies in Children with ASD

Teaching strategies in children with ASD takes into account the cognitive and sensory processing difficulties specific to autism spectrum disorder. Visual strategies are an effective alternative to the classical approach, through verbal instructions thus facilitating the association of instructions with their specific meaning.

The use of visual strategies is done in different stages and teaching contexts, such as: carrying out instructions, understanding the quantity, carrying out activities with multiple stages, expressing through sentences, understanding temporality etc. We will discuss about the types of visual strategies in the teaching-learning process, and about their adaptation according to the child’s processing difficulties.