Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Silsmer, Lisa

Second Reader

Nathan Elliot


Children that are on the Autism Spectrum thrive on routine, visuals, and calm learning environments. When teaching in an Autism classroom, good classroom management is key to ensuring the students have all the tools they need to succeed. This includes, but is not limited to visual timers and schedules, visuals of common things they will do or will need throughout the day, such as bathroom or pictures of their food and drink options, staff schedules so all the students are engaged and/or supervised at all times, calming spaces for breaks and flexible seating options. The following will go in depth about what these different tools are and why they are important in managing an Autism classroom.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis