I need some intervention strategies to use with a child who possibly has asperger's syndrome. He is not formally diagnosed, although his former teachers, his mother, and I are strongly considering testing due to signs. In the meantime, I'm wondering if you could give me some strategies to help me help him. Here's some background. He is very intelligent and LOVES Sponge Bob, comic strips, and building blocks. He hates writing. When he is asked to write anything, he puts his head on the desk and refuses to write. Today he got into the fetal position when I asked him to read during silent reading time (he wanted to make a comic strip instead so he was upset.) He is very defiant. Here's what I have tried. Tell me what you think but be gentle with your criticisms, please!!! I need help and I want to help him! -When he refuses to write, I read him the question. He answers with his head on the desk. As I continue to read on, he picks up his head, grabs the pencil, and eventually begins to write. -I reward him with stickers for compliance. A few times, he has been extremely difiant, and I have had him change his color on our behavior chart. But then let him to back to green when he has exhibited compliance. (This is where you are going to nail me, huh?) -I provided him with a class schedule. (Should I laminate it, and put the words "WRITING" in a visa vie marker next to the subjects in which we will be writing each day?) Any other ideas? I really want to help this student and make school a positive place for him before testing. Thank you.