Social dysfunction or "awkwardness" is often associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Early intervention has been found to be effective with children diagnosed with ASD, although it is not a curable disorder. Early interventions can include a variety of strategies, but Visual Interventions, such as Social Stories, Social Scripts, Power Card Strategy and 5 Point scales have proven to be most effective in home, school and community setting with ASD children. Implementation of these skills increase self and social awareness and a competence in social situations.
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