What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?. Putting the pieces of the puzzle together Lee Casuscelli 2010. Positive Partnerships Website. www.autismtraining.com.au Teacher training component -Certificate – 4 days FTF. Parent/carer component – 2 days FTF
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Putting the pieces of the puzzle together
Lee Casuscelli 2010
What do you see in your student’s with an ASD?
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
Autism affects a person’s ability to communicate, form relationships with others and
respond appropriately to the environment in varying degrees.
Restricted interestThe Diversity of Autism
strong visual spatial skills; visual learner; kinaesthetic; gestalt learner; poor executive functioning; detail-focused
Teach communication skills in natural settings
Allow time for communication
Provide alternative means of communication- signing, picture exchange
Use visual communication – teach use and introduce systematically
Use short sentences
Speak calmly and allow extra time for processing
PBS – manage the antecedents, make environmental changes, teach replacement behaviours. Positive.
Adapt the environment
Use social scripts, comic strip conversations, power cards
Buddy for support
Utilise strengths and interests
Modify / adjust or adapt curriculum
WORK together = collaboration = community of practice