DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria. Table 4 Factors in modifying environment Very Slightly Factors in modifying environment Important important important Making use of visual and gestural communication 11 - - such as PECS, symbols, sign language etc.
The model has provided 4 components for successful inclusion of students with autism shown in figure no. Then, the respondents were thanked for their valuable time, cooperation and information they had provided so far.
Symptoms must be present in the early developmental period but may not become fully manifest until social demands exceed limited capacities, or may be masked by learned strategies in later life. Plus you have friends who spend time with you outside of school. The result show that Integration is a process through which learners with and without special needs, is taught together without curricular modification.
This covers trained support staff, reduced class size, collaborative problem solving and availability of paraprofessional.
The findings are discussed in relation to the literature review. For successful inclusion of children with autism in mainstream, the role of school administration, parents and especially teachers is very important.
It is beneficial to professionals and organization working with autism, teachers, educational institutions for making plans and policies regarding the inclusion of children with autism in mainstream.
This situation has emphasized the need to improve strategies in order to overcome the barriers to effective inclusion for these children.
Three items to be rated were related to the factors influencing inclusion of children with autism whereas remaining were open ended questions in order to study challenges faced by the teachers, effective techniques used and its application and about the importance of paraprofessional in mainstream classrooms.