Improving Information Processing and Meaningful Communication with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a communication/social/behavioral information processing disorder. This video explains how you can improve information processing and meaningful communication with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Source: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/14971307 Related Articles: Complete List of All Articles on Autism Spectrum Directory

Useful Tools from the ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders Survival Kit’

Notes from a presentation by Susan L. McDowell, M.S. Source: http://www.kdp.org/teachingresources/pdf/podcast/notes_on_autism.pdf Susan’s goal was to provide proactive strategies that would lead to successful encounters with students having autism spectrum disorders. Profile of the Student • Likes/Dislikes: When you know the child can do something, stand your ground, be firm, and don’t back down. Just keep repeating … Continue reading

Strategies for Learning and for Social and Emotional Well-Being for People on the Autism Spectrum

Strategies for Learning Ensure the person has some way of telling you what he or she wants or needs. In collaboration with family and speech-language pathologists, determine if augmentative or alternate communication supports need to be explored. Provide information in visual forms, including written words, pictures, symbols or photos. Investigate software packages for graphic symbols. … Continue reading

How to Help Your Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder Begin The School Day (and with the Transitions Throughout the Day)

by Julie Abrams The beginning of the school year, and the start of each school day, can create potentially stressful situations for you and your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most children with ASD not only need routines, they require them in order to cope with an ever-changing environment. This article is designed to … Continue reading

Fun Games for People on the Autism Spectrum

by Debbie Roome People on the autism spectrum can benefit greatly from games that help them to work on areas of weakness in their social skills and communication. These include home-made games and store bought games. Cariboo by Cranium Cariboo by Cranium is described as a magical treasure hunt game. Six balls are dropped into … Continue reading

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Learning Games for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

Copyright Autism Spectrum Directory, All Rights Reserved. This is a list of Learning Games for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Apps compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a different way to teach and it is effective with people on the autism spectrum because the teaching method is a structured, direct way to learn. iTunes apps … Continue reading