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Has anyone had to make a reasonable adjustment like this before?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Amytotheresuce, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Amytotheresuce

    Amytotheresuce New commenter

    One boy in my class is allowed squash in his bottle instead of water because of his autism. Everyone else has to have water.
    How does having autism mean that someone needs squash and not water?
     
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  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Is the water nonsense still on the go?
     
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  3. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Senior commenter

    Who knows? who cares?
     
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  4. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Rigid food / drink preferences are quite common I believe
     
  5. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    If you're a teacher (as your profile claims) you should already understand the importance of routine and predictability for some children with ASD. Your starting a thread about it on an education forum says far more about you than it does about the child or school policy.

    In my humble opinion etc.
     
  6. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    You're
     
  7. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Did you not receive information from the SENDCo on what (utterly minor) adjustments would be required?
     
  8. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Wrong - "your" is the correct spelling in this sentence.
     
  9. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Exactly.
     
  10. Bungie

    Bungie Occasional commenter

    "Your" is correct. The gerund "starting" is used as a noun here, so the possessive adjective "your" is correct.
     
  11. BillyBobJoe

    BillyBobJoe Lead commenter

    A lot of autistic folk have senses that are more or less sensitive than neurotypical peers. This could be an insensitivity to pain, an ability to hear electricity or, as in this case, a very limited tolerance for different tastes.
     
  12. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Are you insane? Clearly it was meant to be "yore".
    As in "Yore, in days of, we didn't have any of this fancy autism. Or squash."
     
  13. 7eleven

    7eleven Senior commenter

    I expect we’ve all had to make adjustments like this. I once taught a girl who was allowed to be late, as it sometimes took an hour to find a pair of knickers she felt comfortable in that day.

    Having said that, I’ve also occasionally taught children with no diagnosis of anything other than ‘mummy thinks I must be special’. They’re a pain in the bum.
     
  14. Ellakits

    Ellakits Lead commenter

    Some children with autism can have the most peculiar food preferences, so better for the child to have access to squash than not to drink at all during the day.

    Having said that, I do feel that the unintended message given to the other children is that they are not special enough to have the nice things. Kids don’t always see the reasoning behind such decisions, they just see something they perceive as unfair.
     
  15. Bungie

    Bungie Occasional commenter

    "I once taught a girl who was allowed to be late, as it sometimes took an hour to find a pair of knickers she felt comfortable in that day." I'm sure her boss will be most sympathetic when she goes to work...
     
  16. 7eleven

    7eleven Senior commenter

    She was seven, so I don’t think she needs to worry about that just yet.
     
  17. 7eleven

    7eleven Senior commenter

  18. moonpenny

    moonpenny Occasional commenter

    Sensory processing difficulties are often present alongside autism

    https://autismawarenesscentre.com/does-my-child-have-sensory-processing-disorder/


    I remember one student at the FE college I worked at being extremely anxious about starting the course because he might have to wear a polo shirt with a logo which the students on the course were asked to wear - we didn’t ask him to wear one as it was clearly causing him a massive amount of anxiety - the anxiety was connected to being hypersensitive to certain fabrics
     
  19. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Eats, shoots, and leaves!
     
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  20. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Silent screaming!
    No, no, no.

    Either:

    "Your starting a thread about it on an education forum says far more about you than it does about the child or school policy" (AKA the fact that you are starting a thread.... says far more about you...)

    OR

    "You're starting a thread about it on an education forum that says far more about you than it does about the child or school policy." (AKA the thread that you are starting.... says far more about you....)
     

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