Inclusive Education to Children with Autism Aging 5 – 18 Years in Tanzania
Autism children to be given chance in learning with other normal children can reduce limitation in other applicable adaptive skills
What problem does your idea solve?
Autism children will no longer be stigmatized that much as will be able to acquire some adaptive skills to some extent including self direction , health and safety, social skills, communication and functional academic.
Explain your idea
inclusive education especially to children with autism might be a very big challenge to teachers in the classroom, but he or she should be well trained on how to handle such class with Autism children. There is some tips teachers can use when teaching an inclusive class with Autism which include the following :- teachers in the inclusive class session should use rapid - paced interactions to a student or pupils with autism, breaking the task into smaller steps and give directions verbally and in writing, give them more extra time to finish school work, teach them daily living skills for example going to toilet, wearing shoes, teach functional academics such as the use of money when teaching the concept of numbers, how to great and communicate with others ,how to play with others also the use of age appropriate curriculum, material and as many teaching aid as possible which is appropriate to their age, teaching normal children on how to interact with autism child without stigmatizing them and the teacher to make sure that there is no any kind of equipment in the class that can facilitate injuries. All of these tips can be done by use of scripted lesson plan and arranging more extra time to the children with Autism. Not only the use of scripted lesson plan and more extra time but also teachers should design activities that engage all students collectively both normal students or pupils and those with Autism.
The children with Autism aging 5 -18 years meaning primary to secondary will benefit as the knowledge and skills acquired will reduce limitation in other applicable adaptive skills and other daily life skills .Also parents and the society in general will benefit Because their children will be acquiring some skills to control themselves and not being locked by fearing the early pregnancies and injuries, so fear will be eradicated and expect much to their children as there is some Autism child.
How is your idea unique?
Autism children has never been included in the normal learning especially in Tanzania and even in those special education they still facing stigmatization, so these children should be seen with another eyes by engage them in a normal learning which will paved the way to another social and adaptive skills .
Tell us more about you
Am Hawa Makuberi, 27 years of age holding a B.A Degree in sociology and a post graduate diploma in education and currently working as a teacher with Qudus seminary school in Bukoba municipality - Tanzania.
What are some of your unanswered questions about the idea?
Regarding the inclusion in education to child with Autism I don’t think if the Tanzania government can change the policy to include children with Autism in a normal learning. Will the parents unlock and allow their children to attend normal schooling?
Where will your idea be implemented?
Experience in Implementation Country(ies)
Yes, for more than one year.
Expertise in Sector
I've worked in a sector related to my idea for more than a year.
We are not registered but plan to in the future.
Research & Early Testing: I am exploring my idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it.