BC: This book is intended to help Riley communicate his needs. To use this book effectively, please ask Riley to say the word that goes with the picture. This helps him learn to communicate with others. Any attempt to vocalize is considered a success. He doesn't necessarily have to say the word correctly but he must at least attempt the word. If Riley loses his book and you find it please contact 479-223-1544.
FC: Riley's Picture Exchange Communication Book Please see back cover for instructions
1: Juice | Pouch | Milk
2: Bath | Hair Brush | Tooth Brush
3: Potty | Diaper | Medicine
4: Cereal | Cookies | Crackers
5: Bear | Movie | Book
6: Avery | Daddy | Mommy
7: MiMi | Granny | Pepaw
9: The first set of pictures will be used the most. The following pages are used primarily for teaching purposes. These allow us to explain behaviors, emotions, and tasks to Riley. He doesn't have to verbalize with these pictures but should be praised if he attempts to use them correctly.
10: Happy | Sad
11: Mad | Sleepy
12: No Yelling | No Hitting
13: No Biting | No Running
14: Sit Down | Throw Away
15: Put Away | Go Outside
16: Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. People with ASDs handle information in their brain differently than other people. ASDs are "spectrum disorders." That means ASDs affect each person in different ways, and can range from very mild to severe. People with ASDs share some similar symptoms, such as problems with social interaction. But there are differences in when the symptoms start, how severe they are, and the exact nature of the symptoms. | Basic Information About Autism
17: A person with autism might: Not respond to their name by 12 months Not point at objects to show interest by 14 months Not play "pretend" games by 18 months Avoid eye contact and want to be alone Have trouble understanding other people's feelings Have delayed speech and language skills Repeat words or phrases over and over (echolalia) Give unrelated answers to questions Get upset by minor changes Have obsessive interests Flap their hands, rock their body, or spin in circles Have unusual reactions to sensory input
18: There is currently no cure for autism. However, research shows that early intervention treatment services can greatly improve a child's development. Early intervention services help children from birth to 3 years old learn important skills. Services can include therapy to help the child talk, walk, and interact with others. If you think your child might have an ASD or you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, or acts, contact your child's doctor as soon as possible, and share your concerns.