Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Activities on reading, numbers, shapes and colours

Giorgia Pelagatti, Francesca Cottone

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x29,7

Pages: 240

ISBN: 978-88-6137-932-9

Publication date: 01/11/2011

Suitable for: Nursery 2nd Level (ages 4-5), Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


This book presents educational materials for children with Generalized Developmental Disorders – but can also be used with children with other cognitive difficulties – who attend primary school. It helps teachers and workers easily find games, cards and exercises ready for use.

The book contains many activities that can be proposed several times to the students, according to increasing levels of difficulty, and that touch on more than one area of intervention: from learning the letters of the alphabet and numerical symbols to the development of the graphic-motor skills, and from the development of fine motor skills to imitation, from the ability to discriminate shapes and colors to the development of perceptual abilities. Depending on the skills and needs of the child, the educator can accompany each individual exercise with physical, verbal or visual aids.

A brief theoretical introduction and a detailed explanation of how the activities are administered precede the workbook part, which consists of almost 200 sheets dedicated to letters, numbers, drawings, parts of pictures and puzzles.

The proposed activities are simple, practical, individualizable and easy to administer.

The theoretical framework of reference is identified in the TEACCH program (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children).

- Letters
- Numbers
- Drawings
- Parts of a drawing
- Puzzles