Posts tagged growing up
How We Can Avoid the Summer Slide

As summer trucks along and the school year starts to approach, you like many other parents start to think about the transition back to school and/or where you child is on their academic skills.

Families also use the summer time as a period of time to continue academic and skill gains from the previous school year. They’ll even work on IEP goals to keep their child on track. In today’s post, I’ll recommend a few ways you can avoid the summer slide, keep your child on track, and get them ready for the upcoming school year by the end of the summer.

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Exercise as an Evidence-Based Practice

Many teens and adults on the autism spectrum are less physically active in comparison to their peers. Exercise can be used to improve the overall physical fitness of autistic individuals. Also, exercise can be used to increase coping skills and decrease challenging behaviors (aggression, self-injurious behaviors). In this post, we’ll be discussing how to create and integrate daily opportunities for physical activity for teens and adults with ASD.

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Peer-mediated Instruction & Intervention

One of the main characteristics of autism is social communication challenges. Individuals on the autism spectrum can benefit from working with peers. This strategy is referred to as peer-mediated instruction and intervention. This post shares what peer-mediated instruction and interventions are and how you can use them.

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Visual Supports

Individuals on the autism spectrum have strengths in visual processing and visual search skills compared to neurotypical individuals. By visually presenting information, such as directions about what to do or what will happen next, individuals with ASD are more likely to process information more easily and quickly. This strategy is referred to as visual supports. This post shares what visual supports are and how you can use them.

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Autism Resource: Evidence Based Practices

In this post, I’ll be sharing a FREE resource for you to learn about evidence-based practices specifically studied with learners on the autism spectrum. The Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM) is a fantastic resource made up of video modules and interactive learning to teach you about using all of the 27 identified evidence-based practices for individuals on the autism spectrum.

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