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Exam time and tests are often a very difficult time for students with ASD. Their anxiety, fear of failure, perfectionism and learning style often makes this a highly stressful time for everyone. In my experience often their longer processing time makes it difficult to read a question and then figure out what it really means. They may also perseverate (become stuck and not move on) on a question that they don’t know. Some students have difficulty explaining their ‘thinking’ and just put the answers rather than showing their ‘working out’. It’s important we put in place appropriate procedures /adjustments so that students can perform at their best in tests & exams.