Just for Kids: Autism

Just for Kids: Autism


· Ages: 4-9

· Grades: PreK-4

This program fosters receptive, expressive, and social language development for the child with autism. It is a whole child approach to therapy.


l Communication needs are paired with techniques that facilitate learning for the child with autism

l Consideration is given for attention, behavioural, and sensory impairments of these students

l Activities are theme related and take advantage of strong visual skills

l Imbedded in the activities are opportunities to develop social skills, social language skills, sensory input skills, and self-monitoring behaviours

l Game routine provides an opportunity to develop a script for the child to follow and includes examples so students increase independence



l Includes 7 reproducible animal signs, family letter, goals, picture schedule, tracking chart, and 14 classroom management guidelines

l Each unit targets a specific language concept and is based on a common fairy tale

l Each unit follows the same sequence:

Mirror work: addresses appropriate eye contact, turn-taking, imitation, and following directions

Naming pictures: addresses naming and describing skills, using sentences, left-right tracking, thought organization, syntax, and self-monitoring skills

Game time: addresses turn-taking skills, social language, pronoun usage, describing skills, following directions, and awareness of others

Rebus story: targets reading and reading comprehension, verbal expression, prosody, question comprehension, and abstract reasoning skills

Worksheet practice: addresses completing a worksheet independently, fine motor skills, following directions, and language skills

Making a craft: targets interaction and problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, turn-taking, sequencing, and extending therapy to other environments

Expansion activities: supports generalizing learning into other contexts and verbal interaction


This program is designed to maximise flexibility to meet the needs of your student with autism. For example:

1. Teach each unit in the order it is written or select them based on the interests and ability levels of your student.

2. Complete the session sequence in one hour or select fewer activities for shorter sessions.

3. Repeat units as often as necessary or until you student achieves success at least 80% of the time.


Copyright © 2001

Components: 227 pages, reproducible pictures, games, rebus stories, sight words/pictures, sequence pictures, worksheets, family letter, picture schedule, signs, tracking chart


01120...Just for Kids: Autism Book

02120...Just for Kids: Autism CD