Excellent Autism risk screening tool that is especially useful to parents whose doctors or nuerologist does not suspect Autism but others have thought you might consider testing. This is not a diagnostic but a risk screening tool designed for parents and doctors to assess a child's need for further diagnostic testing for Autism. This is a must review site for parents of children who show developmental delays who don't see Autism or don't know what to look for.
Age Appropriate Pre-Vocational Activities for High School Students with Autism. I am always looking for new functional and real world tasks to try with older students. Here is a new one I had not seen before. It takes some dexterity and patience, but a great appropriate activity for a life skills setting. Read more at: http://otinpublicschools.blogspot.com/2012/10/age-appropriate-pre-vocational.html#uds-search-results
The AQ Test was developed by Simon Baron-Cohen from the Autism Research Centre. It is important to note that while this test can be used to give an indication of the likelihood of having Asperger’s Syndrome, it is not meant to replace a formal medical diagnosis. The AQ Test can be a screening tool which can be used which can be used to indicate the likelihood Aspergers, PDD Nos or other forms of Autism.
Many parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) report that behavior improves when their children eat a diet free of the proteins gluten and casein. Gluten is found primarily in wheat, barley and rye; casein, in dairy products. Last year, clinicians within Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) investigated the issue and found insufficient evidence of clear benefit. We called for clinical studies, and these studies are now underway.
"Self-regulation is tough. It is the idea that a student check in with themselves and see where they are at. It’s the idea that a student can think about one’s thoughts and understand how to cope with overwhelming situations and emotions. It’s sometimes called meta-cognition and is something that many neurotypical adults have a hard time with...Teach the art of self-control. Help your students by teaching emotions and coping mechanisms directly."
It is common for children with autism to struggle with their schoolwork. With support and ASD therapy, 56% of children with autism graduate from high school! This infographic from a Dallas autism testing center has more information and tips for families. Source: http://www.autismtestingdallas.com/671308/2013/03/27/why-is-my-child-struggling-in-school--infographic.html