This site allows the user to create different facial expressions (i.e. angry, sad, interested). The client and clinician can discuss the meaning of each emotion or facial expression created and then act it out themselves.
This particular story is about saying "hi." It teaches the child that it is courteous to speak and say "hi" to people, to whom they can say "hi" to, how many times a day they can say "hi," and how happy it makes other people feel when they say "hi" to them. This also speaks to pragmatic skills, which is the social use of language. Children have to know how and when to use certain communication skills and in what settings.
Saying Excuse Me
This story is short and simple, explaining an example of a situation when the child may use the term "excuse me." _________________________________________________________________
This is a program that provides pictures (visuals) of different behavior situations. Words are provided under the pictures to form a complete sentence that refers to the pictures. This particular program speaks to the semantic as well as the syntactic components of language. It would be a good assessment tool to increase the child's vocabulary as well as sentence structure (i.e., simple, complex).
Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This article provides information and ideas that can be used in a clinical setting or strategies for teachers in a classroom setting when teaching indiviudals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It outlines different techniques and strategies that are beneficial and the steps to implement those techniques.
Let me know what activities you incorporate in your lesson plans for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.