profAutism Behavior Toolbox

Autism Behavior Toolbox is a specialist edition providing professionals with intervention strategies to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.

Teachers, psychologists, behavior analysts, family physicians, social workers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and many other professionals can benefit from this instantly accessible resource.

The focus of this Toolbox Edition is on promoting positive behavior, eliminating or reducing behavior that is harmful to the child and to others, teaching more appropriate ways of having their needs met, and building on present strengths. Due to the complexity of autism spectrum disorder, including difficulties in communication, social skills deficits, and delays in self-help skills, they should all be considered to create an effective plan.

The field of autism treatment and research is expanding exponentially and the Autism Behavior Toolbox will continue to grow and summarize interventions and make them readily accessible to educators and clinicians.

Topic Categories
Communication and problems understanding language
  • Auditory Information Processing
  • Comprehension
  • Following¬†Directions
  • Improving Memory
Communication and problems with language expression
  • Joint attention
  • Problems communicating in different environments
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
Classroom modifications
  • Arranging the environment
  • General teaching tips
  • Motivators
  • Academic Accommodations
Developing Social Skills
  • Behavior in the community
  • Play and leisure
  • Social pragmatics
  • Making friends
Sensory issues and behavior
  • Low sensory arousal
  • Sensory avoidance
  • Sensory seeking
  • Sensory sensitivity
Specific behavioral and emotional challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Meltdowns
  • Self-stimulation
  • Self-injury
  • Pica
  • Wandering management
Enhancing success at school
  • Bullying and teasing
  • Making transitions
  • Recess and lunch breaks
  • Riding in a school bus