Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Communication Impairment:- Difficulties in social interaction- Verbal and nonverbal communication deficits- Lack Communicative Intent & Joint Attention

- Provide Direct Instruction - Applied Behavior Analysis: an empirically-based approach that focuses on teaching, and tracks progress on, functional skills.- Provide Instruction in Natural Settings - by providing opportunites for natural interactions- Understanding Behavior Management Techniques

Helpful ResourcesAutism Speakshttps://www.autismspeaks.orgThe Autism Center at Texas Children's Hospital Autism Center Society

Educational Programming Principles for Students with ASD

What is ASD?ASD is the 'umbrella' for disorders characterized, in varying degrees, by:1. Social Communication Impairment 2. Repetitive/Restricted Behaviors(The DSM-5 created these domains)

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum

Works CitedHallahan, Daniel P.; Kauffman, James M.; Pullen, Paige C. (2014-01-28). Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education, Loose-Leaf Version, 13/e. Pearson. Home | Autism Speaks. (n.d.). Retrieved July 2015, from

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. (

Repetitive/Restricted Behaviors:- Stereotyped motor or verbal behaviors- Repetitive, ritualistic motor behaviors

(Hallahan & Kauffman)

Educational Considerations

Examples of Educational ProgramsPECS, TEACCH, Pivatol Response Teaching, Discrete Trial Training, Verbal Behavior, Early Start Denver Model


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