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Autism

Developmental disability that significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction.

Autism Behavioral Intervention

Jan 19, 2017

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Behavioral eLearning Lessons

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) is a one-stop training hub for people who interact with, teach, care for, and treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder. IBT was developed by a professional team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)—all with more than 20 years of experience in the field.

Interactive Story App

Jan 19, 2017

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Interactive Social Stories

Scene Speak from Good Karma Applications provides a framework on the iPad to create visual scene displays and interactive social stories. The application allows users to customize an image with multiple, different-sized sound areas, popup text, and animated text. In addition, users can link scenes to each other via a “hotspot.”

Picture Books about Autism

Oct 20, 2016

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Suggestions for Using Children’s Picture Books About Autism

The Reading Teacher, a publication of the International Literacy Association, includes an article in its July/August 2016 issue that focuses on developing teacher understanding of how to carefully select and use children’s picture books about autism as a tool for teaching awareness, empathy, and acceptance in an elementary classroom setting.

Marvelous Musical Prodigy

Oct 20, 2016

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SPOTLIGHT! On a Marvelous Musical Prodigy

Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins (May 25, 1849–June 14, 1908) was an African American autistic savant and musical prodigy.

Software That Detects Facial Expressions

Oct 20, 2016

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Software That Detects Facial Expressions

A team in Stanford University’s Wall Lab is creating a therapy device for children with autism that could be used at home. The technology, called the Autism Glass Project, uses facial recognition software and runs on Google Glass. 

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