Flexible and focused: teaching executive function skills to individuals with autism and attention disorders
Part of the Critical Specialties in Treating Autism and other Behavioral Challenges series
Teaching Executive Functioning Skills to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder defines and summarizes executive functioning skills that include behaviors necessary for achieving goals, such as attention, flexibility, memory, problem solving, organization, planning, self-management, and time management. Because there are a myriad of other more pressing skills that require immediate attention in those with ASD, the lack of these executive functioning skills can go unnoticed and unaddressed. Applying recent applied behavior analysis research and rationale, this book will provide practical strategies for teaching individuals with ASD to be focused, organized, flexible, and able to effectively manage themselves.
- Overviews what constitutes executive function skills
- Provides steps for problem solving
- Includes tools for setting goals and initiating plans
- Offers practical strategies for clinicians, school staff, students, and parents