Ten Year Old Just Diagnosed
by R. M.
My ten year old son was just diagnosed with ASD. He is verbal and very affectionate. He does well in most of his classes but is struggling with math. Multiplication tables have destroyed him. He now has permission to his the chart, but he has shut down and decided that he just can't do math. The school and I are in the process of developing his IEP, and his teacher is willing to do whatever needs to be done. We just don't know what to do. He is quickly falling behind which just makes it worse for him.
I need help encouraging and motivating him, and I need to know some techniques to help him learn the math.