ERIC Number: ED363066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Functional School Activities I. Functional Programming for People with Autism: A Series.
Dalrymple, Nancy; Porco, Barbara
The educational program of a student with autism most easily and beneficially begins with manipulation of objects. Short periods of time should be allotted to each activity to hold attention and ensure success. Partial participation and an individualized reinforcement schedule are important elements in the instructional design. Assistance in completing activities should be faded gradually. Skills important to develop in preschool and school-aged children include matching, fine motor, and concept building. Goals, objectives, and sample activities for teaching these skills are presented. (JDD)
Descriptors: Autism, Basic Skills, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction, Learning Activities, Manipulative Materials, Object Manipulation, Preschool Education, Psychomotor Skills, Teaching Methods, Training Methods
Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana University, 2853 E. Tenth St., Bloomington, IN 47408-2601 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Resource Center for Autism.