Activity Schedules for Children With Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior

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Woodbine House, 1999 - Education - 117 pages
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Activity schedules--simple, yet revolutionary teaching tools--enable children with autism to accomplish activities with greatly reduced adult supervision.

An activity schedule is a set of pictures or words that cues a child to engage in a sequence of activities. When activity schedules are mastered, children are more self-directed and purposeful in their home, school, and leisure activities--doing puzzles, interacting with classmates, and preparing food with minimal assistance from adults. In this book, parents and professionals will find detailed instructions and examples to help them: Assess a child's readiness to use activity schedulesPrepare a first photographic activity scheduleUnderstand how to use graduated guidance as a teaching toolMonitor progressIntroduce new elements such as choice and use of timersExpand social skillsProgress to written schedules

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Review: Activity Schedules for Children With Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior (Topics in Autism)

User Review  - Lise R - Goodreads

I wish I had read this book when my daughters were smaller and not talking very much. It would have been a great help in teaching them to play and work independently. At nearly twelve years old, this ... Read full review

Review: Activity Schedules for Children With Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior (Topics in Autism)

User Review  - Lara - Goodreads

We've had some success with the techniques outlined in this book. I imagine it would be extremely valuable to anyone with a verbally challenged autistic child. Read full review

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Contents

Is My Child Ready for
13
Preparing a First Activity Schedule
23
A Different Way to Teach
37
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Drs. McClannahan and Krantz are Executive Directors of the Princeton Child Development Institute, a community-based, nonprofit program in New Jersey that offers science-based services to children, youths, and adults with autism. They are the authors of ACTIIVITY SCHEDULES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM: Teaching Independent Behavior (Woodbine House, 1999) and many journal articles and book chapters, and their applied behavior analysis research on autism intervention is recognized both nationally and internationally.

Drs. McClannahan and Krantz are Executive Directors of the Princeton Child Development Institute, a community-based, nonprofit program in New Jersey that offers science-based services to children, youths, and adults with autism. They are the authors of ACTIIVITY SCHEDULES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM: Teaching Independent Behavior (Woodbine House, 1999) and many journal articles and book chapters, and their applied behavior analysis research on autism intervention is recognized both nationally and internationally.

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