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Unstuck and On Target!: An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders / Edition 1
     

Unstuck and On Target!: An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders / Edition 1

by Lynn Cannon, Lauren Kenworthy, Katie C. Alexander, Monica Adler Werner, Laura Anthony
 

ISBN-10: 1598572032

ISBN-13: 9781598572032

Pub. Date: 09/01/2011

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

For students with autism spectrum disorders, problems with flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to success in school and in life. But flexibility and goal-setting can be taught just like any other skill-and this how-to manual equips professionals with simple, real- world ways to help students with ASD develop this critical aspect of executive

Overview

For students with autism spectrum disorders, problems with flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to success in school and in life. But flexibility and goal-setting can be taught just like any other skill-and this how-to manual equips professionals with simple, real- world ways to help students with ASD develop this critical aspect of executive function. A classroom-based intervention approach for high-functioning students ages 8-11, this innovative guide gives special educators and other service providers ready-to-use lessons that promote cognitive and flexibility in everyday situations, from compromising with peers to handling schedule changes. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers and front-line professionals, the 27 lessons in Unstuck and On Target! are tested and proven. Students in field tests reported clear benefits, including increased ability to compromise and focus on larger goals. reflect the learning style of students with ASD. Explicit, step-by-step routines, activities, and scripts build on the natural strengths of students with ASD and ensure that they make progress. target specific skills every student needs to learn more effectively, participate successfully in the classroom, reduce stress, get along with others, set and achieve goals, problem solve, complete tasks independently, and more. free up teacher time. Educators will spend less time supporting students with flexibility challenges and more time on teaching. fit easily into any curriculum. Lessons are easy to use and don't require extensive planning. make learning fun, with engaging games, role-plays, stories, and lively class discussions. ensure generalization. Take-home worksheets for each lesson strengthen the home-school connection and help students transfer their new flexibility skills to other settings. Ready for any professional to pick up and use, this complete guide gives users clear instructions, materi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598572032
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
269,667
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Contents of the CD-ROM
About the Authors
Foreword
John Elder Robison

Introduction

Topic 1: What Is Flexibility?
Topic 2: Flexible Vocabulary
Topic 3: Coping Strategies
Topic 4: Personal Heroes
Topic 5: Why Be Flexible?
Topic 6: Your Goals: Getting What You Want
Topic 7: Scripts That Help You Be Flexible
Topic 8: Journey to Target Island
Topics 9: Being Flexible Makes You a Good Friend
Topic 10: Flexible Futures

Index

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