Ways to Help Children With Autism

Ways to help children with Autism

  1. Teach Language

**Look and Say Books – find an object in its home-

ABC Flashcards, Baby Sister, Beach, Birthday, Cinderella, First Words Flashcards, Goldilocks and the    Three  Bears

**First Word books and flashcards – At Home, Farmyard Tales First Word Book, First Words Donkey FC, First Words FC, First Words Pairs FC, Very First Words, Very First Words Bedtime, Very First Words in Spanish, etc.

**First 100 Words Sticker Books, Everyday Words Sticker Books – First Hundred Words Coloring Book, First Hundred Words in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, First Hundred Words in English, French, German, Spanish Sticker

**First Thousand Words Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. These have an internet link where you can listen to the pronunciations of each page and see the word and picture on the page.

*First Hundred Words in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish For more Scroll down to see more.

2. Teach Visual Discrimination

**Find the Duck and Find the Puppy.  For more.  Scroll down to see more.

**Look and Say Books – find an object in its home

Baby Sister, Baby’s Very First books, Very First Colors, First Words, , Very First Nursery RhymesThe Zoo. For more .      Also, Baby’s Very First series  here .

**1001 Things to Spot series & Great Searches – more complex pictures, might be overwhelming for some, but perfect for others, choose according to their age and needs.

1001 Animals to Spot, 1001 Bugs, 1001 Pirate Things,  1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland, 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea, in the Town, Things to Spot on the Farm, On Vacation, 1001 Wizard Things to Spot.

Great Animal Search, Great Dinosaur SearchTo see more. Scroll down to see more.

3. Teach Sensory Integration

**Touchy-feely books – different textures on each page Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely, Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Animals, Noisy Touchy Feely Set, Nursery Rhymes, Polar Bears.  Check them out here.

**That’s Not My series – Bunny, Dinosaur, Dolly, Fairy, Frog, Kitten, Lion, Monkey, Monster, Penguin, Pirate, Plane, Polar Bear, Pony, Princess, Puppy, Reindeer, Santa, Snowman, Teddy, Tiger, Tractor, Train, Truck

   4. Teach Social Stories

**First Experience series: Complete Book of First Experiences, Going on a Plane (w/sticker), Going to School (w/sticker), Going to the Dentist (w/sticker), Going to the Doctor (w/sticker), Going to the Hospital (w/sticker), Moving House (w/sticker), New Baby, New Puppy Sticker Book. As seen here

**Look and Say Books – as listed in #1 -see items and scenes associated with everyday events and places

5. Teach Visual Perception Skills

**Jigsaw Books – start out with 2 or 4 pieces, then go up to 50 pieces, all with full colorful picture under the puzzle. Start with ABC JigsawChristmas Baby Jigsaw, Lift Out Colors Jigsaw, Under the Sea Jigsaw, Ancient Egypt, Flowers, Four Seasons, Jigsaw Atlas of North America. Check them out here.

6. Teach Reading Comprehension

**Spin and Match Books – Set of Fun on the Farm, Kings, Cookies, & Quackers, and Tell Me a Story – simple stories that ask comprehension questions. Check it out here .

**First Reading Series One and Two – asks questions at the end of story – Fox and the Stork FR1, Sun and the Wind FR1, Bears IR FR2, Brer Rabbit Down the Well FR2, Chilly Little Penguin FR2, How Zebras Got Their Stripes FR2, There Was a Crooked Man FR2. Very First Reading set as seen here.

**First Reading and Young Readers – pictures with not too many words- Bugs, Chilly Little Penguin, Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar, Elephants, Fox and the Stork, How Elephants Lost their Wings, Lion and the Mouse, Little Giraffe, Monkeys, Reluctant Dragons.

Caterpillars and Butterflies – IR, Elephants IR FR4, Owls IR, Penguins – IR, See more here.

Elves and the Shoemaker YR1,  Fairytale Castles, Jack and the Beanstalk , Magical Animals, Mermaids, Rumpelstiltskin YR1Sleeping Beauty YR1, Sorcerer’s Apprentice YR1, and more.

Alice in Wonderland, Around the World in Eighty Days, Beauty and the Beast YR2, East of the Sun, West of the Moon YR2, Gulliver’s Travels CD Pack YR2, Heidi, Pinocchio YR2 (CD pack also), Prince and the Pauper, Railway Children, Trains YR2, and look inside for more.

Moonfleet YR3, Tale of Two Cities YR3.

7. Teach Reading Fluency

**Easy Words to Read Series – simple rhyming phrases, simple pictures, phonetics plus Find the Duck series as seen in #2. Bee Makes Tea, Big Pig on a Dig, Cow Takes a Bow, Croc Gets a Shock, Crow in the SnowFox on a Box, Frog on a Log, Goose on the Loose, Hen’s Pens, Mouse Moves House, Sam Sheep Can’t Sleep, Shark in the Park, Snail Brings the Mail, Ted and Friends with CD, Ted in a Red Bed, Toad Makes a Road,   Underpants for Ants, and more As seen here.

**Flap books – simple rhyming text with flaps to lift on each page, plus Find the Duck series as in #2. Dinosaurs Lift the Flap, DragonsFlip Flap Body Book, Lift the Flap Atlas, Lift the Flap Counting Book, Lift the Flap Word Book, Nightime LTFSharks LTF, Tractors Lift and Look, Trains Lift and Look, Under the Sea LTF, Animal Hide and SeekConstruction SitesDinosaurs, Look inside an Airport, Look Inside Your Body, On the Beach, Planes Lift and Look, .

**Picture books – Beautiful, colorful, simple pictures, simple text. Alphabet Picture Book, Beauty and the Beast, Children’s Picture Atlas, Christmas Carol, First Picture Action Rhymes,  all First Picture series and Picture books too many to name. Check them out at www.suesbooks.us .

8. Teach Fine Motor Skills

**Lift the Flap Books as seen in #7

**See Inside Books (Ancient Egypt, Ancient RomeFamous Buildings, Inside How Things Work, See Inside Ships, See Inside Your Body, See Under the Sea). Good for older children, has more text.

**Sticker Books – pincher grasp/ pressure control. Check them out here

**Slot books – Playtime Baby, Squirrel’s Tale, There’s a Mouse in the House. As seen here.

**I Can Draw series – pincher grasp strengthening. I Can Draw Animals, I Can Draw People, What Shall I Draw?, Animal Stencil CardsDinosaur Stencil Book, First Stencil Cards Christmas, Stencil Book, …. For older children, there are 50 Things to Draw and Paint, Big Book of Things to Draw, 365 things to Draw and PaintFairies and Mermaids, Horses, Princess and Ballerinas, Trucks and Tractors, Drawing Princesses, Doodling and Coloring Book. As seen here

9. Teach Motor Planning

**I Can Draw series as seen in #8 – teaches step by step how to do things

10.Teach Critical Thinking Skills

**Learning Palette-child figures out answer in the mind, select correct colored disk to answer the question. Simple self-correcting, shows correct answer. Too many to list, but they can be seen here.    Watch how the learning palette works here.

**Activity Cards – 50 Brain Games, 50 Optical Illusions, 50 Rainy Day Activities, 50 Science Things to Make and Do, 50 Secret Codes to Break, 50 Travel Games and Activities, 100 Things to Do on a Trip. Check them out here .

More information on Autism

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Wikipedia’s definition of Autism

    Autism Fact Sheet

    KidsHealth on Autism

    Autism Research Institute says Autism is Treatable!

    Mayo Clinic’s definition

   Unraveling the Complex Genetics of Autism

    Updated Autism News

    Five Types of Autism


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