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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Using Visual Aid Interventions with ASD students


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.  

References:

Buron, K. D. & Mitzi, C. (2003).  The Incredible 5-Point Scale.  Shawnee Mission, Kansas: Autism Asperger Publishing Co.

Campbell, A. & Tincani, M.  (2011).  The Power Card Strategy: Strength-Based Intervention to Increase Direction Following of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 13(4), 240-249.

Gagnon, E. (2001).  Social Stories, Social Scripts and the Power Card Strategy.  Retrieved from: http://www.education.com/print/social-scripts-stories-asperger-ASD/

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