A review of autism and pdd picture stories and language activities for social skills, learn with emily dot com

A Review of Autism & PDD Picture Stories and Language Activities for Social Skills

When I taught in a self-contained classroom for autistic children, one of the speech therapist introduced me to Matt and Molly stories. These are officially called, Autism & PDD Picture Stories & Language Activities by Patricia Koski. This article reviews the 5-pack set of language activities for social skills for children ages 3 to 8. […]

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Autism Series: How to Teach Tolerance To Losing

One skill that may be difficult for an autistic child is how to handle losing a game. Autistic childrenĀ tend to thrive in predictable situations. They love their routines and may become very distressed when a routine is disrupted. Playing games can be unpredictable. Although each game will have its own set of rules, different things […]

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Autism Series: How to Use Social Stories

Social stories are a teaching tool used to explain social situations to individuals with autism. Stories can be written for a specific child or for children in general. The story will include specific information about what occurs and why it occurs in a social situation. Relevant features including an explanation of perspective will also be […]

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Research base for using video models with children who have autism

Research Base for Using Video Models with Autistic Individuals

Video modeling is an instructional technique where a video is used to demonstrate a particular skill or activity. Video modeling has been effectively used with individuals who have autism. The following list is a brief summary of skillsĀ researchers have taught individuals with autism using video models. Video Models can be effectively used to: increase conversational […]

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Misconceptions about Autism Social Skills

One of the key diagnostic criteria for autism includes deficits in social skills. Social skills are the set of unwritten rules we use to interact with other people using both our words and our bodies. Neuro-typical children acquire social skills through observation and interaction with other people in the home and community. Children with autism […]

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