Students with ASD often times have significant deficits in social skills which negatively impacts their access to the community, schools, friends, etc. Social skill training can be helpful in directly teaching needed skills. The process of Stop and Think helps teach the child to think through steps and to make a good choice. It is a great program in teaching self-regulation and self-monitoring behaviors.
Social skills cue cards can be used to teach skills and to prompt steps in the process of making good choices. Use these as visual reminders on student desks, agendas, binders, schedules, etc.
Use of nonverbal cues and visual supports can help students make the choices needed to be successful.
Visual supports, autism classroom, social skills, prompting
Aligned with Stop and Think.