Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behaviorby Lynn E. McClannahan
Pub. Date: 01/28/1998
Publisher: Woodbine House
An activity schedule is a set of pictures or words that cues a child to engage in a sequence of activities. When activity schedules are mastered, children are more self-directed and purposeful in their home,
Activity schedules--simple, yet revolutionary teaching tools--enable children with autism to accomplish activities with greatly reduced adult supervision.
An activity schedule is a set of pictures or words that cues a child to engage in a sequence of activities. When activity schedules are mastered, children are more self-directed and purposeful in their home, school, and leisure activities--doing puzzles, interacting with classmates, and preparing food with minimal assistance from adults. In this book, parents and professionals will find detailed instructions and examples to help them:
- Assess a child's readiness to use activity schedules
- Prepare a first photographic activity schedule
- Understand how to use graduated guidance as a teaching tool
- Monitor progress
- Introduce new elements such as choice and use of timers
- Expand social skills
- Progress to written schedules
Table of ContentsPreface
Chapter 1: Independence, Choice, and Social Interaction
Chapter 2: Prerequisite Skills: Is My Child Ready for an Activity Schedule?
Chapter 3: Preparing a First Activity Schedule
Chapter 4: A Different Way to Teach
Chapter 5: Measuring Schedule-Following
Chapter 6: The First Schedule is Mastered!
Chapter 7: When Do Activities End?
Chapter 8: Increasing Choice
Chapter 9: From Picture to Words
Chapter 10: Expanding Social Interaction Skills
Chapter 11: Troubleshooting
Appendix A: Prerequisite Skills Data Sheet (samples)
Appendix B: Data Sheet (samples)
Appendix C: Language Master
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