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Autism and Leisure Skills to Teach

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Autism and Leisure Skills to Teach

  1. 1. The Basics of AutismSpectrum Disorders Training Series Regional Autism Advisory Council of Southwest Ohio (RAAC-SWO) RAAC Training Committee 2011
  2. 2. Training Series Modules Module One: Autism Defined, Autism Prevalence and Primary Characteristics Module Two: Physical Characteristics of Autism Module Three: Cognition and Learning in Autism Module Four: Getting the Student Ready to Learn Module Five: Structuring the Classroom Environment Module Six: Using Reinforcement in the Classroom
  3. 3. Training Series Modules Module Seven: Autism and Sensory Differences Module Eight: Sensory in the Classroom Module Nine: Communication and Autism Module Ten: Communication in the Classroom Module Eleven: Behavior Challenges and Autism Module Twelve: Understanding Behavior in Students with Autism
  4. 4. Training Series Modules Module Thirteen: Social Skills in the School Environment Module Fourteen: Functional Behavior Assessment Module Fifteen: Working Together as a Team Module Sixteen: Autism and Leisure Skills to Teach Module Seventeen: Special Issues of Adolescence Module Eighteen: Safety and Autism Module Nineteen: Special Issues: High School, Transition, and Job Readiness
  5. 5. Training Series Modules Module Twenty: Asperger Syndrome: Managing and Organizing the Environment Module Twenty-One: Asperger Syndrome: Addressing Social Skills
  6. 6. Autism and Leisure Skills to Teach Students with ASD may not learn leisure skills automatically. Skills can range from: None Limited
  7. 7. Big IdeaLeisure skills need to be taught.
  8. 8. Autism and Leisure Skills to Teach Leisure activities are an important part of everyone’s life. Students with ASD may have limited interests. We need to teach new activities to go with their favorite activities so they have more choices.
  9. 9. Strategies to Increase Leisure Skills  Some will have preferred leisure skills unique to their special interests.  If the student has a particular interest use that to guide leisure activities. (i.e. Likes music – listen to music, play music, go to concerts, Likes food – teaching them to cook)  Some activities will need to be changed to be successful. (i.e. recipe for cooking should be broken into simple steps with pictures)
  10. 10. Strategies to Increase Leisure Skills A new activity will need to be taught step by step with help and practice. Use a few clear words with visual and physical help when teaching an activity.
  11. 11. Strategies to Increase Leisure Skills Leisure activities can be done alone or as a group. Choices are important.  Choice making may need to be taught.  Have a list or pictures of choices.  Have a variety of activities so the student does not get stuck in the routine of doing the same activity again and again.
  12. 12. Big IdeaHelp the student with ASDchoose a variety of activities sothey do not get stuck doing thesame thing over and over again.

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