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Remote learning (also called distance learning) can be a particular challenge for students with autism and other special needs. This article provided several resources for teaching children with autism over the internet.
It can be difficult to motivate those students that don’t seem to have that drive for learning on their own. This article provides 101 reinforcement ideas for students with autism. We include a variety of ideas from categories including food, activities, sensory, attention, electronics, and toys.
Social stories are short stories that can help explain life and social skills to individuals with autism. This study demonstrates that a social story can help children with and without autism to learn the skill of toothbrushing and improve dental hygiene.
Task analysis is an ABA strategy for teaching children complex tasks such as brushing teeth and washing hands. We include examples for these and other important hygiene and getting dressed tasks. This strategy is perfect for special education classrooms and for parents working with kids in the home.
It can be difficult to find the right resources for teaching children with autism. This article is a round-up of some of the most popular and effective tools to supplement ABA therapy in a preschool or kindergarten autism classroom.
Reinforcement is the backbone of any effective ABA teaching program for kids with Autism. In this article, we talk about formal preference assessment strategies to identify new reinforcers to use during instruction. These include single stimulus, paired choice, and multiple stimulus strategies. Data sheets are provided to help complete these assessments.
It’s important to have good resources for facilitating effective ABA instruction. This week, we have a free task analysis data sheet. We also provide instructions for utilizing this invaluable resource. If you are not using the task analysis strategy to teach children with Autism complex skills such as brushing teeth, getting dressed, or tying shoes, you are likely seeing sub-optimal progress.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism. This study demonstrate that students who receive comprehensive ABA services that incorporate “post-Skinner” ideas of language development experience greater increases in IQ than those who receive more traditional ABA.