Children with Asperger’s Disorder can often become irritable when told what to do and prefer to have a sense of control over their tasks. You and your child can make task cards with each card having a picture and/or a short description of the task on one side and a step-by-step list on the other side.
Give a younger child one card and tell him that when he is done with the task he is to bring the card back to you. Praise him when he returns the card and give him the next one. Older children can tack the cards on a low-hanging bulletin board in the order they are to be completed. Older children may use a small file box where the cards are numbered and placed in order.
The cards eliminate telling him what to do by nagging and reminding. Cards work better than a list, as your child only has to think about the one behavior on the card. The picture gives a visual cue, which for many Asperger’s Disorder children is easier than listening or reading. For those that read, the list on the back tells them what to do step-by-step.