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Splinter Skills

Splinter Skills
February 2, 2024 Barbara Cravey

Splinter skills, also known as islands of ability, are areas of proficiency that individuals with autism may have in specific domains, such as math, music, or art. These skills can be improved and generalized with a few helpful strategies.

First, it’s essential to identify the individual’s splinter skills. This can be done by observing their behavior and noting their areas of strength and interest. Once their unique skills have been identified, we can use them as a foundation for teaching new skills. For example, if someone is talented in art, we can use art concepts to teach other subjects like science or history.

Consistent practice and repetition are crucial to improving and generalizing splinter skills to other areas. Encouraging the individual to practice their splinter skills regularly can help them to improve their proficiency. We can also provide them opportunities to apply their skills in other areas, like using their math skills to solve real-world problems.

Collaboration can also help improve and generalize splinter skills. Working with others who share similar interests can help individuals with autism develop their social skills and learn from others. This can also broaden their perspectives and help them think creatively.

Finally, technology can be a valuable tool for improving and generalizing splinter skills. There are many apps and programs available that can help individuals with autism to practice and develop their skills. These tools can be customized to meet individual needs and interests.

It’s important to note that each individual with autism is unique and may have different splinter skills. Therefore, tailoring these strategies to meet their specific needs is essential. With patience, creativity, and support, individuals with autism can develop their splinter skills and use them to achieve their goals.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child Achievement Balance, LLC would love to help. Please contact us at 972-410-5297


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