Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music - It been shown how constructive music education is in all areas of cognitive development, but it also proves to be especially helpful to those with ASD. As showcased by this infographic, it basically boils down to the two most indicative symptoms across the spectrum of those with autism. Those being that ASD can be characterized mainly by poor ability to communicate and interact socially, along with being prone to repetitive behaviors and specific interests.
Cognitive behavioral interventions for children with ASD need to be visual, engaging and fine-tuned to the particular needs of kids on the spectrum. Here are eight activities for mental health professionals, teachers and SLP's. Tags: autism, asperger's, social skills games, cognitive behavioral therapy. This was pinned by pinterest.com/joelshaul/ Follow all our boards.
Frustrated Choice Board- This is a choice board for students who have the tendency to display inappropriate behaviors when they are frustrated. I have found this helpful to have accessible to students when they begin to escalate. It's great for students who are verbal or non-verbal, as the visual cue helps them to make a better decision.
Parent Communication - This is a great idea to let parents know not just that their child showed bad behavior, but what that behavior was. List the classroom rules and mark how many times they were broken, along with any comments. It also allows for the student to say they will make better decisions, and for the parent to sign to show they read it.