I think that it is vital to have special education when you work with autistic children. An on-line training aimed at needs of pre-school teachers is definitely useful. I hope I could share experience with other professionals and learn new ways and methods of how to work with autistic children.

Tell us about your experience and needs working with autistic children/ parenting your autistic child and dealing with school issues?

When working with autistic children I always need to set the goal first, areas in which I will support them. Then I think about appropriate methods and organization. I use visuals a lot. I apply individual approach, teach through play, and experience learning. I use child´s favourite activivies and toys to motivate him/her for learning.

In my view, the most important thing is to learn how to react appropriately to child´s changing moods.

The school has important role in setting the conditions for the learning process: by reducing number of children in the class, providing assistants to the teachers

Why are you interested in the ETTECEC project?

I hope I could share experience with other professionals and learn new ways and methods of how to work with autistic children.

Why do you think that it is necessary to develop a training for pre-school teachers?

I think that it is vital to have special education when you work with autistic children. An on-line training aimed at needs of pre-school teachers is definitely useful.

What would be the project’s most valuable information/tool/result for you?

I would most value practical tips and recommendations on how to work with autistic children, and how to handle difficult, emotional situations.

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― Jožka Takáčová, preschool teacher. Czech Republic