Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Free Printable Why Questions Book for Children with Autism, ASD, PDD

Printable Why Question Book for Children with Autism
by Jamie Sue Austin
Free Printable Fun

Children with autism often struggle with "wh" questions like Who, What, Where, and Why. My son struggles with all of these, but I think his not being able to understand "why" is the most frustrating for both of us. There are books out there designed to teach children with autism to answer "wh" questions. My son's speech therapist uses the Buddy Bear books from Lingui Systems. They are kind of expensive so I decided to make my own versions of them.

My son's nick name is Monkey so the main character is a monkey and since it was written for him it addresses come common occurrences in our house, but it should still be of some use for others. The book addresses three "why" scenarios: "Why" Monkey wants an object, "Why" Monkey is wearing an item, and "Why" Monkey has a particular thing.

This is an interactive book. On the last two pages are images for you to cut out. You are to have the child apply the appropriate image to the story as you read it. I recommend laminating the story pages and cut outs and using velcro dots to attach the pieces to the story.

Printable Why Question Book for Children with Autism PDF


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your why questions book. I hope to use it with some hard of hearing students.

K8erpillar said...

This is a fabulous resource! Thank you so much. I also plan to use it for "what" questions (e.g. "Monkey wants to paint; what does he need?").

Anonymous said...

There are other books to go with this one, http://freeprintablefun.org/2008/08/free-printable-where-questions-book-for.html go to this link and look around there is amazing things to help our children understand and learn things.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! I work with autistic kids and it's so tough to get them to learn how to ask "why" questions. This should help a lot! Thank you!