Reference: Core Symptom Differences for Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and PDD-NOS

by Autism Spectrum Directory To be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), three core symptoms must be observed: 1) social impairment, 2) communication deficit, and 3) restricted or repetitive routines, interests or behaviors. ASD is a spectrum disorder therefore the severity of the core symptoms will be different for each person but the differences … Continue reading

Reference: The Steps in the Process of Learning for a Person on the Autism Spectrum

By Autism Spectrum Directory, All Rights Reserved. Take a task and break down the task into smaller parts. Teach the person how to do the smaller part of the task by showing pictures and explaining the task, or by physically do the task in front of them along with the verbal instruction so that they can see it … Continue reading

Reference: List of iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps for the Autism Spectrum

By Autism Spectrum Directory, All Rights Reserved. Note: This List is updated on an ongoing basis. Learning Social Skills List of Social Stories, Social Skills and Social Scripts Apps List of Personalized and Customized Picture-based Social Skills Apps: Storyboards, Picture Communication Systems, and Visual Schedules Apps (same as Non Verbal Communication by Pictures page) List of … Continue reading

Reference: Different Techniques or Methods in Teaching ABA

By Autism Spectrum Directory In using the applied behavioral analysis (ABA) teaching method, behavioural science has tested and proven the sequence of how information should be taught and this does not change, but there are different techniques or methods that can be used in each step of the ABA teaching sequence (or trial) to instruct, … Continue reading

Reference: Teaching Sequence (Discrete Trial) Used In Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

By Autism Spectrum Directory ABA Teaching Sequence  (Discrete Trial Training)   Step 1 Step 2 (optional) Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 (optional) Specific instruction, cue or verbal command for a skill or task that you want the person to respond to. Hint or prompt that is given to help the person respond correctly. This … Continue reading

SOLUTION CHART for Social and Communication Difficulties for People on the Autism Spectrum

This chart identifies issues with social and communication skills for people on the autism spectrum and strategies to help the person. It is important to give consideration to the unique learning characteristics of a person, to provide support when needed, and to build on the person’s many strengths. Also, if you are unsure of the … Continue reading