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How Do I Teach This Kid?: Visual Work Tasks for Beginning Learners on the Autism Spectrum

How Do I Teach This Kid?: Visual Work Tasks for Beginning Learners on the Autism Spectrum

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First Runner-Up in the 2006 Writer's Notes Book Awards, this book utilizes the strengths of children with ASD to help them develop new skills. Tasks are visually oriented, consistent; expectations are clear. Using easy-to-make "task boxes" children learn:
  • motor
  • matching
  • sorting
  • reading
  • writing
  • and math skills
Tasks include:
  • pushing items through a small openings (children love the "resistance" it takes to push them through)
  • matching simple, identical pictures or words
  • sorting objects by color, size, or shape.
Ideas are plentiful, materials colorful, and children love the repetitive nature of the tasks, which help them learn to work independently Sample data sheets are included.



Author: Kimberly A. Henry
Publisher: Future Horizons
Published: 05/01/2005
Pages: 101
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 10.90h x 8.30w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781932565249

About the Author

Kimberly Henry holds a Master's degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Johns Hopkins University. With twenty years of experience working with students with autism, she is now a Teacher Specialist for a public school system, and an adjunct faculty member at several universities.

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