For those of you who interact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, here is an easy and effective way of communicating what is coming up or what is expected: make a list. I do this ALL. DAY. LONG. My theory is that because the written word is more permanent, it’s easier for people with ASD to process and respond to it. It’s even effective for non-readers. Just read and review the list frequently, and allow the person to cross off each activity after it’s completed (who doesn’t love to do that?!).
The start of a new school year is a great time to review best practice guidelines. This article from ASHA has some great resources in pdf form.
Welcome to Linkadu. We are committed to building an online community dedicated to linking together professional service providers with those in need of services. Our project is in development and we plan to be in test phase by December of 2017.