Around one in every 70 Australians are on the autism spectrum.
The proportion of children with autism is higher – more than 80% of all Australians on the autism spectrum are aged under 25.
- John Munro
- The Conversation
Autism is most prevalent among school-aged children between 5 and 14.
Many of these children have social, learning, communication and intellectual difficulties.
The high proportion of children on the autism spectrum presents an obvious challenge to teachers and the learning environment.
One way they can respond to it is to examine what we know about how these children understand their…