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Poor social skills. BaronCohen theorises that autistic children lack a Theory of mind which means
they lack the ability to emphasise with others and see things from another person's perspective.
Because communication involves interpreting what others think and feel, autistic children find it hard
to interact socially.
Insistence on repetition
Powel's strategies for enabling the learning of autistic children are as follows...
Focus on concrete information rather than abstract information. Utilise strategies which will suit the
child and allow them to process information more easily.…read more

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He concludes that the allocation of gifted and talented is not a fair test of raw ability, and is more likely to
represent children with more motivated, "pushy" parents. He discovered that the children allocated to G&T
had no more natural ability than their classmates.…read more

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