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Autism Spectrum Disorder objectives for interaction

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological disorder which affects the way an individual’s brain develops in three main areas: Social Interactions, communication – verbal and nonverbal and imagination skills, these deficits are often referred to as the triad of autistic impairments.

The triad of autistic impairments are common to all autistic individuals and will vary depending on the individual.

Autism Spectrum Disorder objectives for interactionDifficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication can almost certainly cause issues for the vast majority of children with autism.

So what Autism Spectrum Disorder Objectives for interaction can be put in place? that are used to aid communication, such as social stories, PECS, flash cards, schedules and so on.

Developed twenty years ago by therapist Carol Gray specifically to target the triad of autistic impairment by giving guidelines to aid communication skills in children with autism social stories are probably today one of the major treatments for autism used.

Today social stories are used to aid communication and to teach hygiene skills, social and imagination skills and behaviours.

Using visual images and first person text a social story will follow a set pattern of sentence type using directive, perspective, descriptive and control sentences.

By answering the “wh” questions – who, where, why, when and what as well as giving an insight into the thoughts, feelings and emotions of others the social story will act as a role model of the skill.

Normally written by experts and with no formal training needed to use them, the social story can be edited, personalized, printed and is convenient. The social story can be used for a variety of situations and skills such as making friends, having a conversation, asking questions, sharing, taking turns and respecting personal space.

Easy to implement social stories for Autism Spectrum Disorder objectives for interactions etc can be found at

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