Training a Student with Autism in Cooking Skills
picture recipe cards
student with autism
A primary school boy with autism was trained in acquisition of cooking skills in using picture recipe cards. The sessions were conducted in the university-based, five times and in the home setting, five times. After he had bought materials, in his home setting he cooked the same kind of meal that he had ever cooked in the university setting. The results suggested that he became skillful in checking the picture recipe cards, and in using some cooking skills. And he became more and more asking for help in words when it seemed to difficult for him to cook for himself. Moreover, spontaneous cooking-related behavior in the home setting was observed. On the other hand, it was also suggested that if he would get more opportunities for cooking and purchasing, he should acquire the various skills about them in future.