Teaching Singaporean Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Understand Science Concepts Through Autistic Logic Analysis/Synthesis (ALA/S)

Noel Kok Hwee Chia, EdD, BCET, BCSE

Early Childhood & Special Needs Education
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Abstract

This paper introduces Autistic Logic Analysis/Synthesis (ALA/S) as a pedagogical method used by specialist teachers, allied educators and educational therapists in Singapore to teach academic subjects such as English grammar, science, mathematics and social studies to students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In this paper, the focus is on teaching science concepts. Examples of how ALA/S is used in teaching science lessons are illustrated in this paper.


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