Unstuck & On Target: An Executive Function Curriculum To Improve Flexibility for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

For students with autism spectrum disorders, problems with flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to success in school and in life. But flexibility and goal-setting can be taught just like any other skill—and this how-to manual equips professionals with simple, real-world ways to help students with ASD develop this critical aspect of executive function.

A classroom-based intervention approach for high-functioning students ages 8–11, this innovative guide gives special educators and other service providers ready-to-use lessons that promote cognitive and behavioral flexibility in everyday situations, from compromising with peers to handling schedule changes.

© 2011 Cannon, Lynn; Kenworthy, Lauren; Alexander, Katie C.; Adler Werner, Monica; Anthony, Laura
Audience: Parent, Professional