How do I teach him "Why"?

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How do I teach him "Why"?

Postby Phil4v8 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:37 am

My 8-year-old autistic boy often gets agitated for reasons unknown to us. How do I teach him to answer "Why" questions, for example, "Why are you upset?"

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Re: How do I teach him "Why"?

Postby helplessmum3 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:22 pm

my son is 3 almost to 3.5yo. he only know how to answer "what are you doing"

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Re: How do I teach him "Why"?

Postby pingsped » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:56 am

This method, errorless learning, is adapted from teaching verbal kids with down syndrome.

I teach about 50-100 why-because scenarios using pictures/photos. eg the boy was sad/upset because someone broke his toy.

I will also do personal examples (authentic learning). Eg
J is upset because he can't go to zoo today. It is raining.

This is input (receptive) phase whereby the child learns to identify his feelings/cause.
where relevant, I will put up a feelings chart with graded feelings
Eg annoyed, angry, upset, furious

At the output (expressive) phase, the child will be prompted to identify his feelings using the chart. Quite a lot of kids with expressive difficulties will usually just name about 4 - 10 feelings. The chart helps in recall of different feelings.

I don't think this method will work on kids with ASD who tend to smile or laugh inappropriately as they have sensory processing difficulties & usu experience 2- 3 feelings - excited/happy, upset/tantrum. Eg they may smile or laugh excitedly for a very long time when they see a classmate pass urine accidentally in class.

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Re: How do I teach him "Why"?

Postby Phil4v8 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:51 pm

Do you make your own scenario cards?

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Re: How do I teach him "Why"?

Postby pingsped » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:19 am

I have a set of social skills cards. You can improvise by searching on internet (google using images search) as well as use pictures in story books, magazines, etc

You can buy moral education books in popular bookshop. They are meant for K2 kids. They have simple rules on politeness & manners & safety.
They usu have line drawings, not photos. they are good enough for kids below 7-8 years old.

The key is you have to adjust your analysis & explanation of each situation as the child grows older. Use personal examples of people whom the child can relate to. Try to identify intention & relate that to behavior. Eg active child likes to move, so he climbs chair, etc. I am very neat, so I like things to be kept in proper places. Daddy is messy, so his things are all over the room. Who is right? Who is wrong ?

Teach possession & time concepts for kids aged above 5-6 years.

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Re: How do I teach him "Why"?

Postby Phil4v8 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:45 am

Thank you! I will go look for that K2 book today. : )

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Re: How do I teach him "Why"?

Postby pingsped » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:32 pm

I dont know how to upload the picture.

I think this book is quite good for teachinv social skills to verbal kids aged 5-8 years old.

Title : bridging character education (k2 to primary 1)
By Loh Xiu Ruth
Publisher : EPH

The book cover is light blue with a knight on a horse.

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Re: How do I teach him "Why"?

Postby Phil4v8 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:47 pm

Thanks!

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Re: How do I teach him "Why"?

Postby phtthp » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:24 pm

pingsped wrote:I think this book is quite good for teaching social skills to verbal kids aged 5-8 years old.

Title : bridging character education (k2 to primary 1)
By Loh Xiu Ruth
Publisher : EPH

The book cover is light blue with a knight on a horse.

https://www.popular.com.sg/jsp/product/ ... 001=100666

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