Mar 31 2021

How Online Learning Helps Autistic People

by Dana Giesen

International Autism Day

Online learning is the new normal. Whether you are a teacher or student, we are all adapting to the new method. With the shift to digital learning, maintaining a familiar learning environment has become more of a challenge, however not one that cannot be overcome, especially by children on the spectrum.

At emaze we make it possible. With our out-of-the-box methods, a growing number of students are adapting easily to e-learning. Emaze offers products for all users, including those with disabilities.

Online learning creates a more relaxing atmosphere and eases anxiety. Anxious students are alleviated with the shift, as they are no longer compared to their peers. As a teacher, simply sharing a summary of the class content prior to the lesson helps alleviate anxiety more. Removing the stress of an unknown lesson will enable students to feel less tense and worried. In addition, making classes predictable helps students better focus on the work as they know what to expect. Give your student a schedule they can follow. Unpredictable changes become a great teaching moment to model how to handle changes appropriately.

Virtual Learning Success Tips

Though this time is challenging as a parent, especially one of a student on the spectrum often in regular communication with teachers and counsellors, we can choose to look at this as a challenge to overcome. It is essential to create a virtual environment where students have a chance to thrive in the new education model. With a growing number of children who have autism in school here are some steps you can take to help them learn, academically and socially:

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How People Have Adjusted

At emaze we make it easier for kids to cope by providing enjoyable and engaging educational presentations. Lessons that are fun and innovative help engage student and create a bond with the teacher. Though e-learning poses many restrictions, educators have taken this as an opportunity to get creative in delivering engaging lessons to their students. In a time where flexibility is necessary, teachers have made virtual learning a tool for growth–academically, behaviorally, and socially.

With distinctive and carefully crafted template themes,  lessons cater to children’s interests. With a variety of transitions, the audience easily stays focused. Forms help students stay engaged through interacting with simple surveys embedded within a presentation. Communication is vastly improved as students have the ability to submit feedback seamlessly. Students can share their homework with their teacher and classmates instantly.

With our innovative technology, all changes are available in real-time ensuring students are always up-to-date. For a student on the spectrum having to face more challenges just to stay focused all of these features ease the journey and help bridge the gap.