ERIC Number: ED228799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Teaching Social and Leisure Skills to Youth with Autism.
Henning, Joyce; And Others
The curriculum is designed to foster social skills in autistic youth 10 to 15 years old who already possess basic social readiness skills. A chapter on effective programming methods considers the learning characteristics of autistic children and describes the importance of success, routine and structure, consistency, motivation, and a planned environment. Ideas for teaching interpersonal skills are presented in terms of goals, rationale, teaching procedures, modifications and lead-up activities, associated objectives, plans for motivation, and precautions. The same format is used to present suggestions for teaching social communication skills; leisure skills (including learning sports, games, and movement skills); community skills (such as tolerating new places and following procedures in community settings); and related skills (such as taking care of belongings, using manners at mealtime, and tolerating hygiene care). Sample individual education programs for four autistic students are presented with information on short term objectives and criteria and information on current functioning. (CL)
Descriptors: Autism, Daily Living Skills, Hygiene, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Leisure Time, Prosocial Behavior, Skills, Social Behavior, Social Experience, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives
Developmental Training Center, 2853 East Tenth St., Bloomington, IN 47405 ($8.05, includes postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.; Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Developmental Training Center.