About This Chapter
Building Self-Management Skills of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Chapter Summary
These resources are designed to help educators teach self-management skills to students with autism spectrum disorder. Inside the chapter, you'll find lessons that summarize the difficulties that students with ASD have with self-management, independent living and executive functioning skills. The chapter also offers several instructional strategies that you can use to equip your students with these skill sets.
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How It Helps
- Builds awareness: Lessons outline the difficulties students have regarding these types of skills.
- Outlines helpful instructional strategies: These resources help you apply instructional strategies that develop independent living, executive functioning and self-management skills for students with ASD.
- Supports student independence and success: You'll be able to accommodate and support your students with ASD so they can better manage themselves and succeed in school and at home.
After studying the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:
- Apply instructional strategies that help students with ASD gain executive functioning skills
- Teach self-management and independent living skills to students with autism
- Understand the challenges students with ASD face regarding self-management and independent living
1. Executive Functioning & Autism
In this lesson, we will discuss what executive functioning is and how it affects people with autism. We will also discuss the symptoms experienced by people with autism.
2. Teaching Executive Functioning Skills to Students with Autism
This lesson describes what executive functioning skills are and why students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have trouble with them. Also included are strategies and examples for teaching these skills to students with ASD.
3. Teaching Self-Management Skills to Students with Autism
Becoming more independent is critical for all students, but it's particularly difficult for those with autism. This lesson will explore some of the benefits and suggestions for teaching self-management skills to students on the autism spectrum.
4. Teaching Independent Living Skills to Students with Autism
Students with autism often need additional instruction in day-to-day independent living skills. There are a variety of skills and strategies that teachers should consider in their planning. This lesson will discuss some of the skills that should be taught and how to teach them.
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Other chapters within the Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders course
- Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Common Behaviors & Comorbidities of Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Behavioral Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Classroom Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Developing Communication & Social Skills of Students with Autism
- Supporting Students with Autism Outside the Classroom