Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior

Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior

by Lynn E. McClannahan
     
 

ISBN-10: 093314993X

ISBN-13: 9780933149939

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Woodbine House

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,

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780933149939
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Topics in Autism Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
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
References
Index

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