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I am a PGCE Primary student, in the middle of preparing a presentation for Uni on Autism and Inclusion. I am trying to think of any clever ways of opening my presentation, by posing the audience a question or getting them to do something. Whatever it is, I want to try and illustrate how difficult it must be being autistic in a mainstream classroom.
Anyone got any ideas?
Often students with an autistic spectrum condition have difficulties reading people's body language, facial expressions and tone of voice. Maybe you could find a video of someone speaking in a really monotone voice (or read something yourself). Get the audience to close their eyes so that they cannot see the person's body language or facial expression. This could be made more difficult by reading a story or speech that includes phrases which have double meanings or are ambiguous. See if the audience can agree on what is being said when they cannot use the normal cues they would pick up on.
Hope this makes sense and good luck with your presentation.
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