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Here are the top ten articles for the Autism Spectrum Disorders Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Structure, Schedule and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Creating structure and schedules for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are important. Clear understanding of structure, routine, and schedule are essential to limiting anxiety and frustration and have benefits both at home and at school.
2. Book Review - Making Sense of Sex
Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger’s Syndrome is written by Sarah Attwood and illustrated by Jonathon Powell. This book review includes a summary of topics covered in the book and my critique and recommendation.
3. Explaining Asperger's Syndrome to Children
Explaining labels and diagnoses to a child with Asperger's can be frightening and frustrating. Each family's experience is unique, but there are resources available to help families who want to discuss Asperger's and Autism Spectrum Disorders with their children.
4. Executive Functioning and Autism
Children on the autism spectrum often struggle with executive functioning. Parents play a valuable role in identifying and helping children manage and improve weak executive functioning skills. Steps can be taken at home and school to improve the skills necessary to manage tasks and projects.
5. Picture Schedule Samples
Here are examples from my collection of picture schedules utilized for my nonverbal son.
6. Classroom Modifications for the Autistic Student
A compilation of what to include in the IEP, plus resources for parents and professionals.
7. Activities Using Picture Cards
Some of the items I have purchased over the years that incorporate picture cards and symbols that aid in teaching skills to the nonverbal autism community.
8. Example of a Functional Analysis Assessment Report
What does a Functional Analysis Assessment Report cover, who is the Case Manager? Here is a sample from LAUSD for my child on the Autism Spectrum.
9. Consider the Nintendo Wii for Kids with Autism
Read the experience of one family who has achieved success with the Nintendo Wii and their 7 year old son on the autism spectrum.
10. Toilet Training Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Sharing resources that will help guide families into implementing a toileting program for the older child with autism.
Be sure to visit the Autism Spectrum Disorders Archives for all the articles!
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