Kristina Kelly


Discussions surrounding early years’ theorist Piaget’s philosophy of learning schema styles and their potential impact upon children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder will be highlighted within this position paper. Furthermore, this paper will also focus on the need for a Schematic Driven Pedagogy implementation to connect both additional learning needs and early years pedagogies by exploring relevant literature within this field. The conclusions drawn from the most current literature suggests that a specific schema curriculum implementation designed for individual schemas could potentially provide many benefits for autistic children. Potential benefits explored within this paper include improvement within some social skills through the exploration of play-based situations adapted to individual schemas.