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      Autism and Language

      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      ARIS Autism Curriculum

      The 12 Best Picture Books for Teaching Nouns to Children with Autism

      Picture books are a widely used resource in classrooms and homes around the world. Picture books support vocabulary development, story analysis skills, and sentence structure skills1. In addition to building language skills, picture books offer opportunities for children to understand what they are reading through illustrations while supporting engagement and encouraging imagination and creativity. For children with autism, picture books are especially helpful as many children with autism are very literal and visual learners.

      Updated on 5/23/20 6:29 PM

      Updated by Madeline Burroughs on 5/23/20 6:29 PM

      Teaching with Pictures

      Inclusive Education

      Autism and Language

      ARIS Autism Curriculum

      Teacher Tips: Using Expressive Labeling to Teach Children with Autism Language Skills

      For children with autism, communication can be a challenging skill to develop. Children with autism often have difficulties with expressive and receptive language, thus impacting their ability to effectively communicate within their environment, ask for what they want and need, argue their point of view, and engage in successful interactions1. Expressive language development is key for children with autism, as support in this area allows them to use words, gestures, sentences, and writing to express meaning and give messages to others1.

      Updated on 5/12/20 12:36 PM

      Updated by Madeline Burroughs on 5/12/20 12:36 PM

      Autism and Language

      Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      ARIS Autism Curriculum

      Teacher Tips: Using Receptive Labeling to Teach Children with Autism Language Skills

      Beginning at a young age, many children with autism can find it difficult to relate to and communicate with other people, and thus may have significant difficulty in expressive and receptive language (Simpson, Keen, & Lamb, 2015). Difficulties in language development can impact later functional outcomes, such as maintaining successful relationships and communicating wants and needs effectively. For students with autism, receptive language development is extremely important, as support in this area allows them to understand other’s requests and the surrounding environment. Thus, early intervention to support language development in young children with autism is necessary.

      Updated on 5/4/20 2:25 PM

      Updated by Madeline Burroughs on 5/4/20 2:25 PM

      Teaching with Pictures

      ARIS Autism Curriculum

      Teaching Children with Autism to Follow Simple Directions

      Teaching children with Autism to follow simple directions is an important skill for them to learn. The ability to follow simple directions allows opportunities for your child to gain independence, regulation skills, communication skills, productivity in daily routine tasks, and practice gross motor and fine motor skills. Having these skills are important in school environments, home, and other natural settings. Children can gain the ability to follow simple directions to:

      Updated on 4/19/20 11:07 AM

      Updated by Chloe Fay on 4/19/20 11:07 AM

      About Autism

      ARIS Autism Curriculum

      World Autism Awareness Day 2020: Working Toward the Full Inclusion and Participation of Children with Autism

      The new Language Builder: ARIS (Academic Readiness Intervention System) was developed to provide a curriculum to any teacher or parent interested in helping a child with autism develop to their full potential. ARIS was designed so that even school districts that cannot afford to have a full time behavior therapist on site can still use research-based Applied Behavior Analysis strategies to teach children with autism.

      Updated on 4/2/20 9:49 AM

      Updated by Leslie Stebbins, M.Ed. M.L.I.S. on 4/2/20 9:49 AM

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