Flashcards for Autism
Autism is a condition that affects how a person thinks, feels, interacts with others and experiences their environment. It is characterized by impaired social skills, difficulty with expressive and receptive communication and the presence of repetitive and restrictive behaviours. Autism is often accompanied by sensory differences which means either an over or under-sensitivity to specific sights, sounds, smells or textures.
Because people on the autism spectrum learn, think and problem solve differently, traditional teaching strategies are often less effective, especially those that rely heavily on verbal instruction and social reinforcement.
Why flashcards can help
Flashcards are an excellent resource for teaching people on the spectrum. Here’s why:
What our flashcards can teach
Our flashcards support many areas of teaching for students on the spectrum of autism. These include:
How to use our flashcards
Each of our flashcard sets includes an easy to use set of instructions. There are a mix of matching, touching, sorting, acting, saying and describing activities.
These activities are typically organised in order of difficulty, with the easier activities described at the start and the more challenging ones described in the later stages. There are activities that are appropriate for students:
- of any age
- who are verbal or non verbal
- at different stages in their level of understanding
Free Download: Flashcard Activity Guides
Take the guess work out of how to use the cards by following our activity guides. With simple, step-by-step advice and helpful pictures, they’ve been designed so that you get the most out of the cards and out of each lesson with your student. Feel purposeful, organised and confident whilst you teach.
Here’s some recommendations about which products to choose and why.
Emotions Volume 1 and 2 are designed to teach the fundamentals of emotional literacy, which is the ability to identify, understand and respond appropriately to our own emotions and those around us.
The Nouns and Categories Sets are ideal for enhancing a student’s vocabulary. A robust vocabulary improves all areas of communication including listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Abstract language concepts
The Prepositions and Opposites Sets are all about teachint abstract language concepts. Understanding and using abstract language extends your student’s thinking abilities.
Verbs 1 and 2 and Go Togethers can be used in so many ways. This includes a focus on syntax – putting together well formed sentences – which is the basis for clear and concise communication.