Title: Asperger Syndrome: The Oasis Guide Author: Patricia Romanowski Bashe Publisher: Harmony Books Date: 2014 (3rd rev ed) Pages: 564 [Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and unbiased review. I was in no way compensated or asked to write a favorable review. There you go.] This… Continue reading Book Review: Asperger Syndrome: The Oasis Guide
Title: Autism Breakthrough Author: Raun K Kaufman Publisher: St Martin's Press Year: 204 Pages: 341 (e-book) Autism Treatment Center of America Autism Breakthrough: Additional Content Autism Treatment Center of America: Facebook The Son-Rise Program: Blog [I am required by FCC law to inform you that I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange… Continue reading Book Review: Autism Breakthrough
I saw these links in my Twitter feed today and thought they were important enough to repost links here. The first deals with suicide and isolation among people with Asperger's. When I googled the terms "suicide" and "asperger's", I was surprised at how frequently the subject seemed to be treated with confusion – why would a person… Continue reading Raising Awareness for People with an ASD
Everyday, typically developing students and adults absorb and interpret thousands of pieces of data. Students in special education classes absorb these data too, but oftentimes have a great deal of difficulty interpreting their meaning. This, in turn, makes daily communication a chore for most students. Furthermore, not knowing how to interpret the data received often… Continue reading Learning to Read Faces: A Sorting Task
So gather the Play-Doh containers, grab an empty shoe box, and sort through your box of random or leftover manipulatives and, Voila!, a sorting, ordering, sequencing task is born.
This is also a great way to help the children exert some gross motor skills, practice mental math, and learn about social cooperation during game play. That’s what I love about building games like this: so much can be accomplished during the course of one game. Good luck.
For this post, I have simply expanded on an idea (found on page 51 of the book) the authors called “Seven-piece jigsaw of familiar item.” The authors simply took the front of a cereal box, jig-saw cut it (rounded pieces, etc.) and made a puzzle. I like the idea, but I also thought it needed some expansion. (One of the great things about the book is that it shows a picture of a task and its use is left open to interpretation.)