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  1. Is it behavior oris it autism Dr David C Jenkins, Sr, LSSP Special Education Lead for Autism, Behavior and Psychology Lubbock ISD

  2. Core Areas • Communication/Language • Social • Behavior

  3. PDD • Autistic Disorder • Retts Disorder • Disintegrative Childhood Disorder • Asperger’s Disorder • PDD, NOS

  4. Communication/Language • You said you’d help me in a minute • But I want to talk about whales • You sure are fat. Your breath smells. • What time do we eat? When is lunch? Is it time to eat yet? Can I have Pizza today?, etc., etc., etc.,

  5. Strategies for Communication/Language • Listen with Autism ears first • Be clear in your requests/statements • Set limits • Teach appropriate skills • Cartooning, scripting, social narratives/scripted stories, social skills groups, visual supports, circle of friends, conversation starters, direct instruction, power cards, reinforcement

  6. Social • I don’t like you • Growling/barking • Standing too close • Hugging everybody • Sneezing/coughing on others • Look at me when I am talking to you

  7. Strategies for Social Interaction • Listen with Autism ears first • Set limits • Teach appropriate skills • Video modeling, peer medicated instruction and intervention, reinforcement, self-management, social narratives/scripted stories, social skills groups, visual supports, cartooning, circle of friends, direct instruction, extinction, peer mediated interventions

  8. Behavior • Just take your seat • You need to put that away • Don’t talk back to me • Stop writing in the margin • Why are you barking?

  9. Strategies for Behavior • Listen with Autism ears first • Set limits • Teach appropriate skills • Antecedent interventions, reinforcement, extinction, FBA, prompting, response interruption/redirection, self-management, social narratives/scripted stories, visual supports, direct instruction, fading, incredible 5 point scale, positive behavior interventions and supports, relaxation strategies, rules, routines and expectations

  10. Resources • T.A.R.G.E.T. (txautism.net) • The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu)