Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Tutoring Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Autistic spectrum disorders can include a wide range of learning and developmental disabilities. In general, social cognition, emotional learning, and social interaction are particularly challenging. Improvements in treatment methods, however, have enabled more individuals diagnosed with autism to develop successful careers.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Themba Tutors

It is important to note that the severity and complexity of learning and developmental difficulties associated with autism are unique to every student. Analysis and treatment must be highly personalized.

Symptoms

The following are the most common symptoms of autism spectrum disorders:

  • Challenges with social skills often render interaction and communication with peers and teachers more difficult
  • Difficulties in acknowledging, understanding, and accepting the needs and beliefs of others
  • Challenges understanding body language, sarcasm, nuance, metaphor, and other non-literal words and phrases
  • Problems expressing their feelings or heeding instructions
  • Difficulties performing tasks that require high-level abilities such as transitions, focus, time management, attention, emotional control, and organization. Resultantly, it will be difficult to learn effectively and carry out daily tasks such as cleaning rooms, bathing, wearing clothes, etc.
  • Inability to pull different sets of information together for deductive reasoning. This may affect learning and development
  • Obsession with particular subjects, and failure to learn others
  • Literacy, such as reading comprehension and writing tend to be more challenging vs. peers.
  • Executive functioning
Tutoring

Successfully working with students and adults diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders depends on collaboration among speech-language pathologists, psychologists, teachers, family members, and the individual to tailor a tutoring plan that best addresses needs specific to each student.

Our learning specialists, academic tutors, and writing coaches provide 1:1, individualized tutoring for children, adolescents, college students and adults of all ages, levels, and personalities.  Our goal is to help students and adults feel more confident and become more effective learners and workers overall. We aim for students to maximize their learning potential from a collaborative approach working with parents, teachers, and other professionals.

 

  • We specialize in tutoring students who are struggling with learning differences – focusing, organizing, studying, test-taking reading, writing, math, languages, and other subject areas.  We are experts in ADHD/ADD, executive functioning, language processing, reading (e.g. dyslexia), writing, (e.g. dysgraphia), and math disorders (e.g. dyscalculia), autism spectrum disorders, non-verbal learning disorder, and other learning differences.  Our Learning Specialists work with homeschoolers and offer online tutoring options.

 

  • We also tutor high school and college students, and adults without learning difficulties but in need of science, math, writing, and foreign language support. Our Academic Tutors support Algebra I/II, Geometry. Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Programming, and many foreign languages. Our Writing Coaches support writing within English Language Arts and across the high school and college curriculum.

 

  • Each of Themba’s expert tutors has an advanced degree in working with learning differences or an academic field of expertise. All tutors have years of teaching and tutoring in private and public schools or universities.

 

  • We customize curricula, starting with careful assessments, then applying developmentally appropriate methods and strategies. The student’s current academic material is an important focus, but strengthening core skills is crucial because that will last a lifetime. We coach students to learn how to organize, plan, prioritize, focus, avoid distraction, and keep track of materials and tasks.

 

  • Goals include improving memory and information retention, spending more focused time on tasks and completing them, decreasing procrastination, organizing schoolwork, managing time more effectively, and learning to think carefully before acting.  Specialists model and support the application of skills in the appropriate context. They put the student in the driver’s seat to best generalize these skills without holding the steering wheel.

 

Themba’s expert tutors travel to your home or school in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau County),  Westchester and Connecticut (Fairfield County).

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If you would like to learn more about getting extra support in for your child, then we would love to hear from you. Our friendly team is on standby to help you with any needs and answer any questions you might have. We can be reached at 

(917) 382-8641 & info@thembatutors.com 

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