Book Review: Asperger Syndrome: The Oasis Guide

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

Book Review: Autism Breakthrough

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

Raising Awareness for People with an ASD

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

Learning to Read Faces: A Sorting Task

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

Recycling Play-Doh Canisters: Ordering Sizes, Matching Colors, & Sequencing Tasks

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.

Learning Addition or Multiplication Playing Games

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.

Cereal boxes, breakfast bars, etc: Reuse, Re-purpose, Recycle, pt 3

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.)