Using "I Will" Cards and Social Coaches to Improve Social Behaviors of Students With Asperger Syndrome

May 2009
Intervention in School & Clinic;May2009, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p276
Academic Journal
The article discusses strategies to improve social skills of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The author comments on the I Will card strategy, which incorporates social stories, social scripts, power card systems and cognitive behavioral modification (CBM) to improve self-management and social interaction for students with ASDs. She notes how the card strategy promotes the use of self-talk by students to direct their behavior in social situations. Self-talk statements and appropriate behaviors are written on index cards for students to use, allowing empowerment of students through control of their behavior.


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