Some students find it difficult to work well in groups and have difficulty organising their time. Also, note taking may take them longer or they may struggle to know which are the pertinent points to note.
They may experience higher levels of stress and anxiety than other students. Moreover, the thing which cause them stress and anxiety may be different than for the average student population, ie a student with Asperger syndrome may seem unconcerned about a particular assignment but may experience high levels of anxiety if changes are made to the timetable.
Adjustments you can make
Provide written material and slides in advance
Visual strategies and multi-sensory learning can be useful for some students
Use clear and unambiguous language. Avoid figurative language such as metaphor or irony
Make links between topics and themes explicit
Give very clear instructions for any activity with short and direct commands
Make clear the purpose of a task
Identify which skills will be needed for an activity
Make clear what volume of work is expected and by when
Tell the student when something is good enough
Use the student’s name if you are addressing them specifically
Give the student time to respond to a question (10 seconds can feel like a long time to you), maybe saying you will come back to them for their response
Switch off the projector/air conditioning when these are not necessary
If group work is required some planning or help may be necessary in finding partners – if the student prefers to work alone and is still able to achieve learning outcomes this is a reasonable adjustment