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The resources here are POWER PLAYERS. That means they have multi-modality which leverages their effectiveness. Each resource combines (1) visuals, (2) teachable moments, (3) simple design, and (4) low or no-cost. They meet our standards of gettng the most bang for your buck so autism is made easier for everyone.
Start your HOME PROGRAM with The ABC Letter Book™. So simple in design, this COMMUNICATION TOOL can teach your child VERBAL, SIGN, PECS or all three! The ABC Letter Book™ uses the POWER of VISUALS combined with PERSONALIZED PHOTOS to engage not only your child, but everyone whether to PLAY or ABA. It is SCIENCE-BASED and yeild's progress in as little as 5 minutes a day. Start your focus on communication to avoid behaviors and promote socialization.
Behavior is communication. This Antecedent Behavior Consequence (ABC) Log is a proven practice to help caregivers identify their child's triggers. Simply record when the behavior happens, the intensity (low to high), and how long it lasted. Once you have 10 or so incidents, check for patterns. For example, a child may melt down when moving from a preferred to unpreferred activity, so giving choice would help out. The ABC Log is your first line of defense to reducing behaviors.
Meal and snack can often be the only way to motivate a child. This mat becomes a way for your child to still enjoy their favorite foods while at the same time now communicating purposefully. This simple, yet highly effective, placemat opens up your child to hundreds of teachable moments to easily build language and make autism easier.
Visuals make life easier for EVERYONE. Print these great strategies now to step up your home practices or visit the site to purchase the most comprehensive autism book to explain visual strategies and their powerful impact on improving communication. Think of the PURPOSE of a visual tool. Defining the student’s NEEDS guides the decision about what kind of tool to use. Step up your use of visuals now.