Early Intervention Strategies for Children with Autism


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What is early intervention?

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1. What is autism spectrum disorder?

2. An occupational therapist can provide support for children with autism who have sensory needs. What are sensory needs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments feature multiple-choice questions that examine your understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They also test your knowledge of strategies for early intervention that could help a child facing this challenge. Find out how much you know about these topics by selecting one answer of four available with each quiz or worksheet question.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Gauge your knowledge of the following using these assessments:

  • Definition of early intervention
  • How autism spectrum disorder is defined
  • Meaning of sensory needs
  • Early intervention strategy used during behavior therapy
  • Example of an early intervention strategy for a nonverbal child

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as autism spectrum disorder and sensory needs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an early intervention strategy that can be used during behavior therapy
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge of speech and language therapy to identify a good strategy to use for early intervention in a nonverbal child with an autism diagnosis

Additional Learning

Accompanying this quiz and worksheet is a short lesson called Early Intervention Strategies for Children with Autism. Review this lesson to learn more about the following:

  • How a child with autism can feel in a daycare or early preschool environment
  • Why children with autism spectrum disorder have different needs and strengths
  • Reason communication is important for a child with ASD
  • Primary goal of play therapy
  • Strategies used by occupational and physical therapists
  • Form of therapy that teaches simple academic tasks