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

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How Do I Teach This Kid?

Visual Work Tasks for Beginning Learners on the Autism Spectrum

By Kimberly A. Henry

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Format: Paperback, 101 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 15 January 2005
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. Children learn motor, matching, sorting, reading, writing, and math skills using easy-to-make 'task boxes'. 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.

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.


""While reviewing this book, I immediately recognized some activities that my son did . . . and I remembered how much he benefited from these activities . . . such as sorting and matching, reading, math, and motor tasks. The book also provides IEP goals in an Appendix, which can be a helpful resource for parents.""

EAN: 9781932565249
ISBN: 1932565248
Publisher: Future Horizons Incorporated
Dimensions: 27.89 x 21.59 x 0.71 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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A practical and creative resource for young learners on the autism spectrum!
I have also used it for students who learn more effectively with a sensory element in the task.
I found some tasks worthwhile for all students to do as part of literacy small group work.

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