Autism Spectrum Disorders - Resources for Professionals
Floortime – A Means of Encouraging Social Development in Children With Autism
Floortime is a trademarked therapy approach for children on the autism spectrum which helps them develop communication, social interaction and other pre-academic skills needed for future success.
The National Standards Report from the National Autism Center
The National Autism Center has created a resource to help parents, educators and other professionals evaluate the effectiveness of different treatments and educational strategies for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Positive Reinforcement - Supporting Positive Behavior
Reinforcement in a special education classroom increases the amount of appropriate behavior, both socially and academically.
Teaching Interactions is a naturalistic approach to teaching social skills to meet individual students' behavioral challenges.
Autism Spectrum Disorders - Pervasive Developmental Disabilities
Autism spectrum disorders, one of the most rapidly growing disability categories, effects children's social, language and motor development.
Autism and Communication Skills
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders often have significant difficulty with communication, with and without spoken language. Successful interventions include American Sign Language, augmentative language supports such as the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) or mechanical systems.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Characteristics
Autism Spectrum Disorders have characteristics that fall in three areas: sensory input and processing, using language and symbols, and social skills deficits.