Hi all, I'm currently tutoring a student who has autism (non-specific) and a My Plan at school. After I tested him I found he has very poor working memory and fed this back to the school, who I have a good relationship with, and they increased his 1 to 1 provision at school. These are the issues which I'm a bit stumped on and hope someone will be able to give me some practical tips: - He is absolutely fine with arithmetic, but really struggles to switch from one method/process to another in the same session. E.g. I gave him a sheet of equivalent fractions, a mixture of ones that needed to be simplified (division) and ones that needed a larger equivalent found (multiply). He multiplied them all - even though he knew he needed to divide, he still multiplied - he couldn't switch methods. This happens with lots of maths topics. He also really struggles with word problems, identifying the operation needed. - With reading he's brilliant with retrieval type questions, but cannot understand inference questions. Also we have recently been working on synonyms and he really struggled to think of any beyond the absolute basic - if I give him a list of words he can define each one but finds it difficult to link them as synonyms or come up with any himself. I will try and contact the school SENCO to see what strategies they use to address these issues. In the mean time if anyone has any wise advice I'd really appreciate it!