Persons with autism are often visual learners and greatly benefit from visual instruction using visual cues, individual picture schedules, and work systems. Use of video or video modeling to learn skills can also be a source of visual instruction. Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) approach has had significant success with individuals who have autism (Schopler, et. al., 1995). TEACCH is a structured teaching approach that utilizes visual structure. Auditory instruction is how most people learn. This is often difficult for people with autism.
IQ scores for individuals with autism range from high intelligence to severe and profound intellectual disability. Short attention span, difficulty attending to multiple cues, focusing too much on details, and information processing impairments with difficulty integrating, sequencing, organizing, and transferring of information from one situation to another can be present.