Autism Spectrum Disorders Series

LATEST ISSUE of NASET's AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SERIES (ASD)


NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Series

This issue of NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorder series was written by Cathy Lang. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder clinically defined by impaired social reciprocity and communication (Gotham, Risi, Pickles, & Lord, 2007).  Children with ASD have developmental delays with auditory awareness which in turn resulted in volume control and vocalization deficits.  Children with autism spectrum disorder also showed significant deficits in social communication (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). These volume deficits hindered learning and language comprehension and processing in the classroom setting. Speech prosody and volume control can play a role in social communication. This is important because it affects both the components and flow of a conversation. Prosody can be used to indicate affect (Juslin & Scherer, 2005) or “can be the means through which mood, emotion, or personal state is conveyed” (Bellon-Harn, Harn, & Watson, 2007).  Social interaction is a necessary component for students’ social-emotional success in K-12 settings.  It is imperative that students recognize and express many different modes of effective communication using corresponding pragmatic skills. Identifying children’s wants and needs through communication and social interactions occurs daily and across all K-12 settings. Understanding the challenges that occur with spontaneous conversation and overall social communication, including the functions of shifting topics and the use of working memory can be challenging.  The use of visual supports can be a helpful tool to provide additional time for processing.

 

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PAST ISSUE OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SERIES


Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders


Types of Autism Spectrum Disorders


Eligibility Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders


Creating Education Programs for Students with ASD


IEP Development and Goals for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Assistive Technology for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Children with Aspergers Syndrome


Effective Programming for Younger Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Ages 3-5)


Structured Teaching: Strategies for Supporting Students with ASD


Increasing Expressive Communication Skills for Verbal Children with Autism


Developing Expressive Communication Skills for Non-Verbal Children With Autism


Curriculum Accommodations for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Strategies for Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Behavior and Discipline Issues for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Facilitating Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Transition Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Collaborating with Parents of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Articles on Autism Spectrum Disorders


Current Issues in Teaching Bilingual Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Teenagers with Autism: The Driving Dilemma


Apps That Teach Social Skills to Children


Using Ecological Assessment to Set Meaningful Goals for ABA Interventions


Three Separate Book Reviews Pertaining to the Field of Autism


Examples of Social Stories


The Good, Bad and Ugly: Advocating for Children with Autism in School


The Right to Language Support for Students on the Autism Spectrum


Trying to Figure Out the Function for Problem Behaviors? Ask the Child!


What About Asperger's?


Effects of the Picture Exchange Communications System (PECS) on Maladaptive Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): A Review of the Literature


Perspective Taking Through Film: Educating Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher


Autism in the Lyme Light: A Literature Review


Autism and Employment


Importance of Inclusion Classrooms for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review


Literature Review: Assistive Technology and Advocacy


Increasing Parental Involvement for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Disabilities


The Social Lives and Work Experiences of Adults with High Functioning Autism: An Indian Scenario


Making Connections: Teaching Parents Classroom and Therapeutic ABA Strategies to Improve Quality of Life for Children with ASD and their Families


Autism Spectrum Disorder Collections: Tools


Perceptions of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Towards Their Partnerships with Teachers


Five Things Every Teacher Must Know about Their Students with Autism


Advancing Employable Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder:

A Literature Review


Parental Satisfaction with Autism Services in Schools: A Review of the Literature


Adaptive Functioning for Adolescents with Autism After High School: A Review of the Literature


Issue and Trends in Post-School Outcomes for Students with ASD: A Review of the Literature


Action Research Report: Autism, Social Communication, and Pragmatic Skills: A Review of the Literature


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