Autism newsletter 2020 August LR - Flipbook - Page 6
CIRCUIT BREAKER SPECIAL EDITION
How We Learn at Home
Moving forward to a new month, we see
how the current situation on COVID-19
has evolved and affected our daily lives. It
has been difficult on everyone to different
extent, but this does not mean that we
cannot come out of it stronger. Here are
some stories of our students in Eden
School working hard, learning to cope and
grow despite this difficult season. We are
very proud of them!
Bryan is 18 years old and has moderate
autism needs. The use of individualized
visual supports such as schedules and work
systems provide Bryan with predictability
in view of the current change from school
to Home-Based Learning (HBL).
Bryan is an inquisitive boy despite being
quite shy. With much practice in social skills
Bryan practicing good personal hygiene and
social distancing while buying ingredients for
his lunch preparation.
Bryan’s mom, Jennie working alongside
Bryan as he prepares his lunch.
in recent years, Bryan is more confident
in expressing himself. He is an eager
learner, accepting corrections positively
and is a joy to teach. He is in the school’s
vocational programme. Through sheer
hard work, he has attained the Workforce
Skills Qualification (WSQ) – Statement
of Attainment (SOA) for Food Safety and
Hygiene and Hard Floor Cleaning last year.
Celest joined Eden School at age 7. She
is now 17 years old. With strong family
collaboration in the use of autism-friendly
strategies, Celest is able to transit smoothly
to HBL. In school, she uses a full day checkoff schedule which is replicated at home.
Celest enjoys learning and receiving
praises when she completes her work. She
however does not like being corrected.
Celest’s educators and parents work
closely together to use consistent
strategies and language to support her
learning. Her parents have shared that
Celest enjoys doing the home-based tasks
designed by her educators.
Joel is 18 years old and has challenges
in social communication, flexibility and
sensory processing. He uses a combination
of words and Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) support to
communicate his needs. He uses a personal
daily schedule prepared by his parents;
bringing predictability to his day to day
activities. Joel follows visual instructions
prepared by his educators for simple
household chores such as preparing quick
Celest completing her HBL assignments.
Under the guidance of his mom, Joel goes through the
visual instructions before he starts his cooking session.
Celest making her own drink.
Joel focuses on cooking his pasta.