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.  


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:

Feelings Hide and Seek

by Robyn

Feelings Hide and Seek – provides a safe environment for clients to verbalize and discuss their feelings; increase open communication regarding various emotional states; and strengthens family relationship through direct communication.


Hunter, E., Fainsilber, K., Shortt, J., Davis, B., Leve, C., Allen, N., & Sheeber, L. (2011). How do I feel about feelings? Emotion socialization in families of depressed and healthy adolescents. J Youth Adolescence, 40, 428-     441. Retrieved from

Kenney-Noziska, S. (2008). Feelings hide and seek. Techniques. Retrieved from