For students with autism spectrum disorders, problems with
flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to
success in school and in life. But flexibility and goal-setting can
be taught just like any other skill--and this how-to manual equips
professionals with simple, real-world ways to help students with
ASD develop this critical aspect of executive function.A
classroom-based intervention approach for high-functioning students
ages 8-11, this innovative guide gives special educators and other
service providers ready-to-use lessons that promote cognitive and
behavioral flexibility in everyday situations, from compromising
with peers to handling schedule changes. Developed by a
multidisciplinary team of researchers and front-line professionals,
the 27 lessons in Unstuck and On Target!are tested and proven.
Students in field tests reported clear benefits, including
increased ability to compromise and focus on larger goals.reflect
the learning style of students with ASD. Explicit, step-by-step
routines, activities, and scripts build on the natural strengths of
students with ASD and ensure that they make progress.target
specific skills every student needs to learn more effectively,
participate successfully in the classroom, reduce stress, get along
with others, set and achieve goals, problem solve, complete tasks
independently, and more.free up teacher time. Educators will spend
less time supporting students with flexibility challenges and more
time on teaching.fit easily into any curriculum. Lessons are easy
to use and don't require extensive planning.make learning fun, with
engaging games, role-plays, stories, and lively class
discussions.ensure generalization. Take-home worksheets for each
lesson strengthen the home-school connection and help students
transfer their new flexibility skills to other settings.Ready for
any professional to pick up and use, this complete guide gives
users clear instructions, materials lists, and modifications for
each lesson, plus invaluable Teacher Intervention Tips that help
general educators reinforce the lessons throughout the school day.
And with the included CD-ROM, it's easy to print all of the game
cards, student worksheets, and other materials needed to conduct
the lessons.With this effective, user-friendly approach to
executive function intervention, students with ASD will develop the
flexibility skills they need to reach their goals, enjoy healthy
relationships, and succeed in school and in the community.Help
students with ASDhandle unexpected eventscope with disappointment
and frustrationkeep an open mindnavigate disagreements with
friendsset and achieve goalsdistinguish a "big deal" from a "little
deal"learn how to compromisecreate a Plan B when Plan A doesn't
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