Talk:Students with ASD: Developing Socialization and Self-Management Skills

Developmental Try Out by Elise 11/27 -- Elise Weiss 16:03, 27 November 2009 (EST)

Hi Jeff -- Great main page -- love the consistency of graphics....the page is appealing. I was told that mine was a bit text heavy so I would say the same for you in that maybe save some of the definitions and such for later pages???? Could you introduce the course with a link/ video/or something to engage?

After looking at your unit 1, I would agree with Dr. Zhang's comments on focusing the participants with questions to guide viewing -- and even guide their work with the KWL chart. I use one as well in my course. It was also suggested to me to use the user talk feature on wiki for participants to respond to reflection questions-as you move on in your course maybe that would help too.

On the KWL page maybe use the subheadings == so that each question is unique....?

The graphs are GREAT! They say a lot -- I would even incorporate some leading questions for reflection and discussion at some point.

I absolutely agree that this is an IMPORTANT and solid course -- to improve my practice...I am hopeful that I will send my "children with special needs" students to your wiki page. I have taught it online and think your site would be a great asset to the course!

I look forward to viewing the rest!

Elise

Try-Out -- Kelly Geddes 18:51, 27 November 2009 (EST)

Jeff:

I love the graphics used in this unit. The add color and really make the page pop! Especially the graphs -- they really stand out and make a point.

Just a couple things: I didn't see the hyperlink to a couple of your links -- I know you probably are not done yet but thought they might have been helpful.

Also, I noticed that a lot of unit 1 was involved lower level thinking skills -- I would add some guiding questions that increase student participation. The more engaged the learner -- the more they will retain.

Great start and look forward to see the course unfold from here.

Kelly

Autism often misunderstood and not diagnosed -- Sandy Feocco 20:33, 29 November 2009 (EST)

Jeff, I absolutely love the colorful puzzle pieces that spell out "Autism". The puzzle pieces are symbolic in that diagnosing autism is like putting the pieces together. Great Visual!

I also appreciate the visual graphs. That is easy for me to look at and understand.

Obviously you are still working(like me) on perfecting this. Some helpful hints:

  • find a question or statistic that will engage the viewer instantly.
  • try to provide an example for those who do not suffer or knows someone who suffers from autism, to understand on a personal level what a particular task might be like for that person.

My son suffers from Tourettes Syndrome and many people think that means he blurts out verbal nonsense...that is only one form of Tourettes and not the one most people have who are diagnosed with this disorder. So I am often trying to give them examples allowing them to imagine what a various task may be like for him. That seems to provide a deeper and more personal understanding.

  • make a reference page
  • continue you units

You have a great start...just remember to engage the viewer first thing:) Sandy