Students with autism usually have difficulty with eye contact, social interactions, recognizing their feelings and the feelings of others, and how to appropriately convey their feelings to others. Students who have these challenges may interact inappropriately with adults and their peers because they do not have the social awareness of their emotions and how to problem solve without getting into conflict with others.
This product, Practical Ideas for Students with Autism provides practical ideas on how to handle the challenges that students may exhibit. This product includes ideas on how to know when students are recognizing their name and what they may communicate. This is the first step in communication to be successful. Without the student knowing they are being asked to communicate, they will often resort to isolation, self stimulation or acting out. The key is to determine how the student can communicate their wants and needs by showing the students a prompt then a reinforcer. In addition, this product includes ideas of how to get students to understand their emotions of excitement when they get what they need or want. Problem solving and getting students to recognize other people’s perspective is difficult for all students, but it is especially difficult for students with autism. It also includes templates for: how to react to someone calling their name, yes/no cards, show you know cards, show me emotion cards, board maker symbols, schedule changes positive cards to let students know a change is coming, and much more.
This Practical Ideas for Students with Autism are perfect for students who may have:
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People who can use this include:
Special Education Teachers
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP’s)
You can use this product to help students who have difficulty with:
Recognizing how they feel
Understanding and showing excitement
Understanding yes and no and how students will communicate this
Sharing their day
How to wait
Behavior choices and how to select a replacement behavior
Included in this product are practical ideas for getting students with autism to react to their environment by making choices that will help them recognize their emotions, behavior, and how to solve problems that they may encounter daily. In addition, it also provides an interactive sheet that will help parents understand how their child’s day went and what and whom they interacted with.