Communication/Language You said you’d help me in a minute But I want to talk about whales You sure are fat. Your breath smells. What time do we eat? When is lunch? Is it time to eat yet? Can I have Pizza today?, etc., etc., etc.,
Strategies for Communication/Language Listen with Autism ears first Be clear in your requests/statements Set limits Teach appropriate skills Cartooning, scripting, social narratives/scripted stories, social skills groups, visual supports, circle of friends, conversation starters, direct instruction, power cards, reinforcement
Social I don’t like you Growling/barking Standing too close Hugging everybody Sneezing/coughing on others Look at me when I am talking to you
Strategies for Social Interaction Listen with Autism ears first Set limits Teach appropriate skills Video modeling, peer medicated instruction and intervention, reinforcement, self-management, social narratives/scripted stories, social skills groups, visual supports, cartooning, circle of friends, direct instruction, extinction, peer mediated interventions
Behavior Just take your seat You need to put that away Don’t talk back to me Stop writing in the margin Why are you barking?
Strategies for Behavior Listen with Autism ears first Set limits Teach appropriate skills Antecedent interventions, reinforcement, extinction, FBA, prompting, response interruption/redirection, self-management, social narratives/scripted stories, visual supports, direct instruction, fading, incredible 5 point scale, positive behavior interventions and supports, relaxation strategies, rules, routines and expectations
Resources T.A.R.G.E.T. (txautism.net) The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu)