Many kids on the autism spectrum, like my son, also have apraxia:
"Apraxia is a motor disorder in which the individual has difficulty with the motor planning to perform tasks or movements when asked, provided that the request or command is understood and he/she is willing to perform the task."
Together with a speech therapist, I designed this simple recipe to help my son learn to plan tasks on his own. Giving these kids the right tools to complete simple tasks from beginning to end successfully & independently will have far-reaching results to help with their motor planning in the future.
From making their own toast/cereal in the morning to getting dressed independently - I've seen for myself that it is possible if we give them the right tools to succeed.
There are 2 ways in which to use the following pages:
1. You can print, cut & laminate each individual image and stick them up in a formation that suits you (page 2 & 3). This way you can involve the child to eventually put the sequence up in the correct order themselves. This will also help you to test how much they understand.
Alternatively, you can do the sequencing activity before even doing the actual activity to familiarise the child with the process.
2. Simply print and laminate the whole of pages 4 & 5 and use them as your recipe plan.
You can then point to each item or step in the process if the child already understands the basics.