How can a 1:1 specialist tutor help my child who has High Functioning Autism (Asperger’s)?

In 2013, the diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome was removed from the commonly-used mental health guide called the DSM-5. People with these symptoms are now often referred to as having ‘high-functioning autism’. Regardless of the term used, your child or young adult’s condition may affect the way.

As a parent of a child or young adult with high-functioning autism (Asperger’s Syndrome), you’re the expert when it comes to knowing how they think and what works best for them.

While many young people with high-functioning autism (Asperger’s Syndrome), can find a way to thrive in mainstream or independent schools, many struggle and often do not realise their full potential.

That’s where having an experienced specialist SEN private tutor can make all the difference to your child – and ultimately to the wellbeing of your whole family.

How does a child or young adult with high-functioning autism (Asperger’s Syndrome) learn best?

People with high-functioning autism (Asperger’s Syndrome) often have a number of amazing strengths. They are often known to be incredibly honest, focused, detail-oriented, with a good memory and a unique sense of humour. At the same time however, they may experience challenges such as specific learning differences, anxiety or other conditions. It’s these which often become a barrier to learning.

We can help your son or daughter access learning. We create and follow a highly-personalised learning plan for every child or young adult because, while many people with high-functioning autism have strengths in visual tasks such as finding a triangle in a complex picture, every individual is unique and our teaching is therefore tailored specifically to them.

Why does an child or young adult with high-functioning autism (Asperger’s Syndrome) needs to know what’s expected of them?

We have a variety of highly skilled SEN specialist tutors who are experienced with teaching children and young adults with high-functioning autism. One of these specialists, Eva, explains what her experience has taught her;

“Many of our young students have lost confidence in themselves as well as their educators and building their self-esteem is a first step towards success. Often our students need background knowledge and relevant vocabulary in order to access the school curriculum. Working with students with SEN for many years I have learnt the importance in making sure that they clearly understand what is expected of them. I have often experienced how can make a profound difference to student’s life at school.”

More about Eva

Eva is a qualified SEN teacher with a SEN Diploma Level 6 from Leeds University. She has considerable experience as an autism-specialist tutor. She also has experience teaching students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), sensory needs and other complex needs and behavioural difficulties.

“I believe each child is able to learn and achieve their full potential. In order to do that I understand how important it is to build trust between the student and tutor.

I’m professionally driven, passionate about educating young people with learning difficulties, flexible and compassionate towards children as well as their families, hardworking and a team player with a holistic approach, promoting students’ progress and wellbeing.

I have over ten years of progressive teaching experience, having worked in two SEN schools. This means I’ve acquired proficiency in handling the complicated yet important mission of teaching children with Special Educational Needs. My focus is on encouraging students to develop emotionally, socially, and academically, according to their individual needs.”

To find out more about Eva or book her for a teaching session with your child or young adult with autism including high-functioning autism (Asperger’s), please read her profile and  Contact us.

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