Spongebob Squarepants and The Krabby Patty Connection. Looking at ASD Differently. Presenter: Kristi Bronstetter Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist St. Joseph County ISD. Meet Jakob. 10 years old
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Looking at ASD Differently
Presenter: Kristi Bronstetter
Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist
St. Joseph County ISD
-Strong team, but scheduling difficulties
-Utilized Meeting Mechanics to create
a plan but had some bumps with implementing: over-reliance on computer
-Lack of consistency among staff
-Running Away: Physically leaving a work area within the classroom or running away from a direction given by an adult verbally or with a visual.
-ran away when ending preferred activity and asked to go to a non-preferred activity
-intensified when going from computer to any activity
-computer is highly preferred
-loves Spongebob and sings the song often
-when Jakob runs he seeks out tables (under, on top of) under blankets/shirts, chairs. Sometimes runs out of the room.
-loves his own reflection in glass/mirrors
-providing him with choices and movement have been successful interventions in the past.
-does not respond to time limits set
-made connections with Bulldog Buddies
-when work was taken to Jakob when he was under/on top of the table or covered in a blanket, he would complete the work
-All Ideas Are Good Ideas
-Notice how this plan utilizes some of the ideas that were shared during brainstorming in a way that if they would have been used in isolation, would not have been as effective.
-Having all members of the team do an observation had a huge impact
-Complete all of the tasks on each of his mini-schedules.
-Created a Spongebob visual
-likes to be under, behind, inside, on top of objects/furniture/clothing
-utilize break card anytime
-timer is set
-only earns krabby patties when he uses break card
“The energy I was putting into the daily power struggles was overwhelming. I’ve put a lot of energy into this plan, but in the end it has been so worth it to know that I am doing something productive for Jakob.”