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Head to Toe: TOOLS! to Use with Students on the Autism Spectrum. Heather Knox, LISW firstname.lastname@example.org www.sociallearningabq.webs.com. Going to A Training. Sometimes I go to a training. I can learn new things. I can get a break from being at my school. Going to a Training .
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Heather Knox, LISW
Increase in incidence in population CDC 1/100 1/70 for boys.
Increase large in last 10 years.
More than can be accounted for by increase in knowledge or diagnostic capability.
Cause? Unknown. Suspected to be a combination of genetics & an environmental trigger.
Family hx of Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety –increased chances of having a child with an ASD.
I) A total of six (or more) items from (A), (B), and (C), with at least two from (A), and one each from (B) and (C)
(A) qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:
- Sensory Challenges
- Social & Communication Impairment – Lack of friends, difficulty relating with adults and kids, difficulty communicating needs, questions, concerns
- Restricted patterns of interest- a high schooler who wants only to talk about Pokemon.
First 7 min or so of :
MAKE IT AS
AS YOU CAN!
What information were you “tracking?”
Can you be taught to do something without understanding WHY?“Social Thinking ® ” vs. Social Skills
Parts of an Impression—Begin with a visual, CLAY, etc
“Sometimes our class sits on the carpet. We sit on the carpet to listen to stories and for group lessons.”
“The teacher wants the students to be quiet and still.”
Give an idea about what might be in the minds of others in the story or provide details about the emotions and thoughts of others.
“My friends are trying hard to listen so they can enjoy the story or learn from the teacher. It can be hard for them to listen if someone is moving all around.”
Describe one or two of the student’s possible feelings or responses.
“It is hard for me to sit still. When the teacher tells me to sit still I might feel mad.”
Suggest desired (expected) responses designed to be supportive to the specific student.
“When I want to jump around while the teacher is reading, I can do floor push ups, push and pull with my hands or walk to the back of the group.”
“My friends will be happy when I can remember to use my ideas to be still during carpet time!”
Created by Lisa Grant & Rochelle Lentini
with my friends
When I play, I sometimes feel like taking toys, using mean words, or hitting and kicking.
My Friends get sad or mad when I hit, kick, use mean words, or take toys.
If I want to join in play, I need to join nicely or ask to play with my friends’ toys.
Can I play with you?
I can say, “Can I play with that toy?” or “Can I play with you?”.
Super Friend would do.
Super Friends use:
Use nice talking,
Gentle hands and feet,
Look with their eyes,
Listen with their ears, &
Take turns with toys.
Dr Jed Baker
Adapted by Megan Shanley
The Social Skills Picture Book, Dr. Jed Baker$39.95 To order go to www.futurehorizons-autism.com and click on book titles.
cdd.unm.edu 272-1852 LINC library 272-0281
-NM Autism Society: Newsletter, email listserve, resources
Autism Speaks Website: www.autismspeaks.org