Autism


     Consultation Form
 

This link is to the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders.  To date, they have identified 24 practices that meet the criteria for evidence-based practices for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. Here you will find the briefs for each of the 24 practices, which include an overview of the practice, step-by-step directions for implementation, an implementation checklist, the evidence base for the practice, and supplemental materials. EBP briefs and their components are available for download through the EBP Briefs page.


 
BEST PRACTICES
  • Use social stories for transitional times, try to keep transitions minimal.
  • Provide a predictable and consistent activity classroom schedule.
  • Provide a quiet area and frequent relaxation time.
  • Use visual supports such as picture schedules.
  • Provide opportunities for sharing and turn taking experiences.
  • Encourage choice making.
  • Use concrete materials when presenting new material.
  • Provide immediate and consistent feedback.
  • Be patient and allow extended response time.
  • Provide alternate modes of communication (pictures).
  • Avoid over stimulating activities.
  • Utilize technology and appropriate software.
  • Provide instruction in small sequential steps.
  • Maintain communication between school and home for consistent expectations.

Functional Behavior Assessment Forms http://www.1edweb.com/fba%20forms.htm  

SOCIAL SKILLS
This is a website with lots of FREE social skills lesson plans for all grade levels.
http://pbiscompendium.ssd.k12.mo.us/ResourcesSchools/SSD/SocialSkills/socialskills.html
 

     CEC WEBINAR
    
Facilitating Social Skills & Friendship:  Working One on One with Students with Autism

 



Phone
(270) 686-1000
 
Owensboro Public Schools
450 Griffith Avenue
Owensboro, KY  42301

Fax
(270) 686-1028
 

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