Topics In Autism: Activity Schedules For Children With Autism: Teaching Independence (2nd Edition)

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Activity schedules are a set of pictures or words that cue a child to follow a sequence of steps. Based on ABA methods, learners are taught using a system of graduated guidance–physical prompts systematically faded as performance increases. Once the individual has mastered their use, he or she can independently follow a schedule to engage in activities at home, at school, and during leisure time. For example, activity schedules can cue an individual to prepare food with minimal assistance, interact with classmates, and complete a puzzle.

© 2010 Mcclannahan, Lynn E., Phd & Krantz, Patricia J.,PHD
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