List of Articles

Providing information, apps, videos and reference charts for learning about and living on the autism spectrum. This list is updated each time a new article is posted on AutismSpectrumDirectory.com. Please email me if you would like to submit an article or if you would like to request an article to be posted on this blog about any topic relating to the autism spectrum.

Learning About the Autism Spectrum

General Overview of an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder Part I

Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder Part II

Autism Fact Sheet

Asperger Syndrome Fact Sheet

PDD-NOS: Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified Fact Sheet

Dispelling the Myths Regarding an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Psychological and Physical Conditions That Can Co-Occur with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders List of Lectures

Causes of an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Genetics of Autism

Genetic Testing and an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Theory for the Cause of Autism: The Foetal Androgen Theory (Simon Baron-Cohen)

Diagnosing an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Criteria for Diagnosis from the DSM (Diagnostics and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders)

History of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the DSM

Core Symptoms and Characteristics

The 3 Groups of Symptoms that Characterize an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

Checklist of Characteristics of the Autism Spectrum – Perceptions and Reality

Possible Indicators of an Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Assessment and Diagnosis

Autism Assessment

Neuroimaging Used to Investigate Brain Development

Diagnosing Autism in Infants and Young Children

How To Tell Your Child That He Has Asperger’s Syndrome

Medications

Medications (Psychopharmacology) for an Autism Spectrum Disorder

List of Questions to Ask Before Considering Medication

Living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Reference Lists

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

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

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

Very Useful Tools from the ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders Survival Kit’

Intervention/Treatment/Therapy Overview

Autism Spectrum Intervention/Treatment Evaluation Checklist

Overview of Intervention Programs (video)

How to know that you have chosen the correct intervention or treatment

Teaching and Learning Methods

How People on the Autism Spectrum Learn

Important Steps in How to Learn a Skill with ASD

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

People on the Autism Spectrum Have to Learn Information That Neurotypical People Already Understand Instinctively

How Do We Learn?

How People on the Autism Spectrum Learn – A Detailed Explanation

How to Encourage Observational Learning for a Person on the Autism Spectrum

Teaching Method: ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis)

Part 1:

What is Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)?

How do People on the Autism Spectrum Learn with ABA?

How is Information Taught Using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)?

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

Reference: Different Techniques or Methods in Teaching ABA

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

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

Affordable Computer and Internet-based Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Programs

Teaching Tool: Games

Fun Games for People on the Autism Spectrum

Teaching Tool: Social Stories, Visual Schedules, Flashcards, PECs, Videos

Step-by-Step Instructions How to Write a Social Story

Comprehensive List of Social Stories and Visual Scripts for Daily Living and Social Skills

Reference: Websites for Flashcards, Picturecards, and Social Script Graphics

Thinking in Pictures – Visual Schedules for Students on the Autism Spectrum

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Non Verbal Communication and Social Skills by Pictures

Caillou Videos: Various Social and Life Scenarios

Strategies: Teaching and Learning

Supporting the Literacy Development of Students on the Autism Spectrum

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

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

Communication Skills and Speech Development

Characteristics: Communication Deficits

Communication in an Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASD Characteristics: List of Communication Deficits

Teaching Strategies: Communication Deficits

Improving Information Processing and Meaningful Communication with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Working Towards Understandable Speech

Making Sense of How an Individual on the Autism Spectrum Communicates

Teaching Strategies: Social Language Skills (Pragmatics)

Social Language Use: Using Language, Changing Language, Following Conversation Rules

Social Language Tips: Using Language for Different Purposes, Changing Language for Different Listeners or Situations, Conversation and Storytelling Skills

Telephone Communication Skills

Successful Strategies for the Casual Form of Conversation Called ‘Small Talk’

Asperger’s Syndrome at Work: Why Small Talk Matters

Explanation of What a Parable Is

Communication Tools: Non Verbal Communication Apps

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps for Non Verbal Communication (full category list)

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Non Verbal Communication and Social Skills by Pictures

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Non Verbal Communication by Text (Text to Speech)

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Non Verbal Communication by Tapping

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Social Skills and Non Verbal Communication by Body Language

Social Skills Development

Social Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Treatments, Therapies and Interventions for Social Skills

List of Treatments, Therapies and Interventions for Social Impairment that Improve Social Skills

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps for Learning Social Skills

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Non Verbal Communication and Social Skills by Pictures

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Social Skills, Social Stories and Scripts

Social Skills Activities for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Body Language and Social Skills

Face Perception in Social Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Impairment Can Be Improved by Teaching How to Pay Attention to People Instead of Things

How to Understand Body Language – A Non Verbal Way of Communicating

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Social Skills and Non Verbal Communication by Body Language

Life Social Skills

Why The Unwritten Rules of Life are Hard to Understand

Keeping a Clean Slate (a good reputation)

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Social Life Skills Apps

Life Skills

5 Ideas for Successful Celebrations

Behavioral Interventions

Behavior Crisis Cycle: How to Stop Behavior Escalating into a Crisis

Behavioral Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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

Techniques To Use When Helping the Person on the Autism Spectrum Manage Their Anger And Rage

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Positive Behavior Management

Bean Bag Chairs Help People with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Calm Down

Asperger’s Disorder: Behavior Strategies

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Social Skills, Social Stories and Scripts

Biomedical Interventions

Special Diets

Treating an Autism Spectrum Disorder with Diet and Nutrition

Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet on a Budget

Perspective

Grief

How to Grieve Missed Milestones

Stress Management

Reduce Stress by Changing Perspectives

How to Overcome Worrying and Anxiety

Steps to Serenity

How to Let Go and Let God

Helping a Person on the Autism Spectrum Manage Their Anxiety

Autism Spectrum Perspective

The Autism Spectrum: A New Cultural Competency

Growing up with Asperger’s in Retrospect

Autism: The Musical

Women and the Autism Spectrum

Women with Asperger’s Syndrome

Parent Perspective

”Fixing” Autism

Living with Autism Everyday (Parent’s Perspective)

Autism: A Parent’s Perspective

Parental Perspectives and Supporting Families on the Autism Spectrum

A Father’s Moment

Concepts

An Individual’s Worth

Complete List of All Articles on Autism Spectrum Directory

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