Introduction to Autism

Creation (25 points)

  1. Create a social narrative in Lesson Pix for a third grade boy who has a diagnosis of
    Autism Spectrum. The artifact should focus on either (a)his want to rush through work
    to be the first one done, (b)not always being the roller in kickball at recess, or (c)not
    washing his hands in the bathroom so he can be the first one in line .
    *Think through what is the social rule? What strategies could you teach to help him?
    *Once the artifact is created, please download and then upload to assignment “Test 2”.
  • The artifact must have proper flow, positive language, appropriate clip art to 3rd
    grade, and a balance of descriptive/cooperative/directive/affirmative/perspective sentences
    Short Answer (5 points each = 15 points total)
  1. James began the school year with needing hand over hand support to type his journal
    entries on his chromebook. James now begins typing on his own each morning, so long as he
    has his visual reminder to begin the task.
    Why is prompt fading so important to progress towards independence?
  2. It is hard for Owen to learn multi step procedures for a single task both at school and in
    daily living. At home his parents have struggled in teaching him all of the steps in properly
    brushing his teeth. His parents have listed each step of how to brush his teeth, on the bathroom
    mirror. The steps move forward from getting out the toothpaste and toothbrush to putting them
    away.
    This example of task analysis, is the parents attempt at instilling independence in their child.
    Give an example of another independent living skills Owen may be able to learn at home. List
    the steps.
  3. Sam is in 1st grade and he is struggling to understand telling time to the hour. His
    teacher gives him a manipulative clock as she reads the Grouchy Ladybug and models on her
    own manipulative. This book has allowed him to engage and practice in telling time.
    How could Sam generalize this skill beyond the book?
    Write a justification for each statement. Use what you know about ASD theory, best
    practice, and strategies to give support to our answer.
    (5 points each = 15 points total)
  4. Modifications to the play environment that include intentionally inserting high
    interest items WILL improve play skills for children with ASD.
    Justify the reasoning for this Play modification.
  5. AT (assistive technology) CAN be an equalizing force.
    Justify the reasoning for this assistive tech statement.
  6. People with ASD ARE typically visual learners.
    Justify the reasoning for this learning styles statement.
    Short Answer (10 points)
  7. In thinking about transitioning from highschool to post secondary, there are many
    factors to consider for any student. List and explain in detail, 2 areas of potential concern
    for a student with ASD in transitioning from highschool to college. Why are these expected
    factors of concern for an individual with Autism?
    Short Answer (10 points each = 20 points total)
  8. Think of one social strategy discussed with Jordan and Cam Blackwell that jumped
    out at you.
    –Explain this strategy (1), how it could be implemented(1), who all would be
    included in implementing this strategy (1), what is the goal in using this strategy(1), and
    how could the progress from this strategy be tracked (1).
  9. Think of one transition strategy discussed with Jordan and Cam Blackwell that
    jumped out at you.
    –Explain this strategy (1), how it could be implemented(1), who all would be
    included in implementing this strategy (1), what is the goal in using this strategy(1), and
    how could the progress from this strategy be tracked (1).
    Bonus (2 points total)
  10. What is the most beneficial thing you got from this course?

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS