Journal of Educational Leadership in Action


Laura Scott


Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a prevailing neurodevelopmental disorder that affects many aspects of a child’s life. Their communication and emotional regulation are hindered which makes it more challenging for them to thrive in the general education setting. Every child has the right to be educated in the least restrictive environment with needed support provided by its local school. Research has shown the use of technology to be a major contribution to student engagement and success. The focus of this article is to examine how a child’s communication and emotional regulation affect their academics and offer research based solutions. It is important for educators and family members to increase their knowledge of the latest interventions for speech impairments, social stories, and emotional regulation. Educators especially must remain current in these interventions and technology in order to see all students reach their full potential.

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