Activity schedules for children with autism : teaching independent behavior
By: McClannahan, Lynn E.
Contributor(s): Krantz, Patricia J.Series: Topics in autism.Publisher: Bethesda, MD Woodbine House 2010Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xii, 147 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781606130032.Subject(s): CHILDREN | ADULTS | AUTISM | ACTIVITIES | INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS | SOCIAL INTERACTION | CHOICE
|Item type||Current location||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
|Book||IHC Library||720 MCC (Browse shelf)||Available||W000673|
|Book||IHC Library||720 MCC (Browse shelf)||Available||W000196|
Donated by The Freemasons Charity
Independence, choice and social interaction|Prerequisite skills : is my child ready for an activity schedule?|Preparing a first activity schedule|A different way to teach|Measuring schedule following|The first schedule is mastered!|When do activities end?|Increasing choice|From pictures to words|Expanding social interaction skills|Activity schedules for adults|Activity schedules : a platform for progress|Problem solving|Appendices
"A revolutionary teaching tool, an activity schedule is a set of pictures and/or words that cue children and adults to perform tasks, engage in activities, or enjoy rewards. For example, activity schedules can help a person do laundry, talk to a classmate, or play with toys. This new edition of the bestselling guide for families and professionals covers all the exciting successes and far-reaching impacts of using activity schedules--increased independence, social interaction, self-management--and provides the reader with step-by-step guidance for creating and implementing them" - BOOK JACKET
Describes an activity schedule as “a set of pictures or words that cues someone to engage in a sequence of activities. An activity schedule can take many forms, but initially it is usually a three-ring binder with pictures or words on each page that cue children to perform tasks, engage in activities, or enjoy rewards.”
The information provided is extremely practical covering, inter alia, the skills required before attempting an activity schedule, how to construct an activity schedule especially suited to a child’s strengths, detailed information about the teaching procedures, how to measure a child’s schedule-following skills, how children learn to follow written, rather than pictorial schedules, how to use schedules to expand social interaction skills, how schedules can be helpful to adults with autism.
Includes illustrative examples and a problem solving chapter and the appendices include data sheet forms and supplier information (US) for button-activated voice recorders and audio card readers.