Daily Checklist for ASD

Daily Checklist for ASD

This is a daily checklist (list of expectations) for a student with an autism spectrum disorder. This student completes it as we proceed through class. He gets a daily grade for this. This particular student loves The Avengers so I added a Captain America sticker as reinforcement (which he likes).

Other students have a more detailed checklist with a reliance on words alone. Kids with ASD often need visual representations.

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3 thoughts on “Daily Checklist for ASD

  1. wndrkty says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog. My son was diagnosed with Aspergers a few years ago. Math is his strong suit, so his teachers try to find ways to reward him with activities which work his abilities when he’s completed an activity that’s much more difficult for him. This year it’s become more apparent that organization and focus are areas of need and they’ve just impletemnted a new plan similar to the one you’ve posted here with a list of things he needs to complete when he arrives at school and when he’s getting ready to leave for the day. I’m quite excited to see how this impacts his stress and coping levels.

    • I am always happy to hear about our kids getting services they need. The next step for me is to help my students learn to keep and use a notebook (post about this coming soon). The kids who have a chance at post-secondary education often get crushed by the social aspects of classes and school and by the self-help skills deficits. It’s hard to teach these skills during the formal “transition” period of special ed that doesn’t start until age 16+.

      If there is anything of interest to you that you think I may be able to address let me know. I can post about it in case others want the same feedback.

  2. Another point: when students with asperger’s or high functioning autism who do well on math skills get to word problems they struggle. Our kids are known for remembering steps and for struggling with executive functioning such as problem-solving. This is another skill that takes time to develop but is often overlooked.

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