Here's how to get started. I will highlight in red, skills the child is working on.
-I put the child's name on the front cover.-Name Recognition. You can also use letter links, photos, etc.
-Each box has a picture on it that matches the pictures in the student's books. (I use either pecs, photos, or images off of google images)-Matching with distance (looking at the picture in their book then walking to the shelf and remembering which picture they are looking for)
-Stay tuned for the next several posts, I'll be posting activity ideas to go along with your Activity Schedules. **The important thing to remember is that the purpose of the Activity Schedule is for the child to become independent. So, when you are choosing activities, you should choose activities you know the child can do independently already. The purpose of this is not to teach new skills with the box activities. They should be taught prior to using them in the Activity Schedule.
-Other ideas-you could do this for chores, getting dressed, getting ready for bed, etc.
-After each activity, the child cleans up and puts their box back on the shelf before moving on to the next page. -Clean up
*When a child is first learning how to do their activity schedule, they will need assistance. Some kids may become prompt dependent if verbal prompts are used. Depending on the child, you may want to consider only doing physical prompts (no talking) then slowly backing off until they are dependent.
*I usually changed the activities weekly or biweekly. Some kids will memorize the order the pictures are in, so occasionally I would mix the pictures up during the week.
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Early Intervention Treatment for Children With Autism