Let s Talk

Author: Rhea Paul
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598571202
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Communication is often a parent's number-one concern when a young child is diagnosed with autism. With so many interventions available, how can families be sure they're choosing the best option for their child? This accessible, straightforward book gives you the practical knowledge that you need to evaluate communication therapies and treatments and make sound decisions rooted in evidence-based practice. A practical resource from trusted experts on autism and communication, this book covers everything from autism fundamentals to the specifics of developing an individualized treatment plan for children birth to five. With the research-based knowledge and real-world guidance in these pages, you will be a well-informed advocate ready to provide the best support for your child on the spectrum. THIS BOOK HELPS YOU: arm yourselves with essential knowledge about autism and how it's diagnosed understand the range of social communication behaviors you might see in your child learn the how and why of developmental assessments choose evidence-based treatments and interventions that address your child's specific communication needs support your child's development of key skills, such as motor imitation, joint attention, play, and spontaneous communication make the most of available educational services, including IEPs and IFSPs partner effectively with SLPs, OTs, special educators, and paraprofessionals navigate the complex emotions associated with a childa s autism diagnosis PRACTICAL MATERIALS: A sample Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) Form, a Setting Events-Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence Chart (SABC), helpful glossaries of educational terms and evidence-based practice terms, sample Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)"

Eating an Artichoke

Author: Echo R Fling
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846421810
Format: PDF, Kindle
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During a routine parent-teacher conference in November 1991, Echo Fling was told by her son's teacher that his behaviour in class was `not normal'. After two years at the pre-school, five-year-old Jimmy had failed to make any friends, had recently started to act aggressively towards his classmates, and was beginning to react violently to any changes in his routine. Echo was not taken completely by surprise: she had suspected for some time that her son was different from other children. Over the next five years, she and her husband accompanied Jimmy to doctors, medical specialists, learning consultants and psychologists. Finally, at the age of ten, Jimmy was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. This is the book that Echo Fling needed when she first set out to have Jimmy diagnosed, and it will enable parents and teachers to understand and help other children with Asperger Syndrome.

The ASD Nest Model

Author: Shirley Cohen
Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781937473235
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the inception, development and implementation of an inclusive autism spectrum disorders program along with evidence-based teaching techniques and strategies--Publisher.

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism

Author: Sally J. Rogers
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 160918470X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents strategies for helping children with autism interact with others and achieve their potential, covering such areas as back-and-forth interactions, nonverbal communication, and imitation.

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools Second Edition

Author: Lee A. Wilkinson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502502
Format: PDF
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Fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and current assessment tools, procedures and research, this award-winning book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to identifying, assessing, and treating children and adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in school settings. Integrating current research evidence with theory and best-practice, the book will support school-based professionals in a number of key areas including: · screening and assessing children and youth with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions · identifying evidence-based interventions and practices · developing and implementing comprehensive educational programs · providing family support and accessing community resources · promoting special needs advocacy. Illustrative case examples, a glossary of terms and helpful checklists and forms make this the definitive resource for identifying and implementing interventions for pupils with ASD.

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid

Author: Daniel Stefanski
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575427397
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A collection of personal stories, knowledgeable explanations, and supportive advice written by a fourteen-year-old autistic boy to help provide readers with the confidence and tools necessary to befriend autistic kids.

My Autism Book

Author: Tamar Levi
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008684
Format: PDF
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My Autism Book is a beautifully illustrated picture book that helps parents to explain an autism diagnosis to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way. When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This book is designed to be read with the child as a simple introduction to their diagnosis. Written by a doctor and a children's author, the book is tailored precisely to the needs and experiences of the child with ASD aged 5 and up. It explains what an autism diagnosis means and encourages an exploration of the child's likely strengths and differences using clear language that speaks directly to the child. The colourful pictures throughout show how the world looks from the child's perspective and the book ends with a summary checklist to encourage the child to record and discuss how autism affects them.

To Siri with Love

Author: Judith Newman
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062413643
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the author of the viral New York Times op-ed column "To Siri with Love" comes a collection of touching, hilarious, and illuminating stories about life with a thirteen-year-old boy with autism that hold insights and revelations for us all. When Judith Newman shared the story of how Apple’s electronic personal assistant, Siri, helped Gus, her son who has autism, she received widespread media attention and an outpouring of affection from readers around the world. Basking in the afterglow of media attention, Gus told anyone who would listen, "I’m a movie star." Judith’s story of her son and his bond with Siri was an unusual tribute to technology. While many worry that our electronic gadgets are dumbing us down, she revealed how they can give voice to others, including children with autism like Gus—a boy who has trouble looking people in the eye, hops when he’s happy, and connects with inanimate objects on an empathetic level. To Siri with Love is a collection of funny, poignant, and uplifting stories about living with an extraordinary child who has helped a parent see and experience the world differently. From the charming (Gus weeping with sympathy over the buses that would lie unused while the bus drivers were on strike) to the painful (paying $22,000 for a behaviorist in Manhattan to teach Gus to use a urinal) to the humorous (Gus’s insistence on getting naked during all meals, whether at home or not, because he does not want to get his clothes dirty) to the profound (how an automated "assistant" helped a boy learn how to communicate with the rest of the world), the stories in To Siri with Love open our eyes to the magic and challenges of a life beyond the ordinary.

Seven Essentials for Family Professional Partnerships in Early Intervention

Author: Bonnie Keilty
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080775837X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Family-professional partnerships are essential to early intervention practice (birth-age 3). However, building and sustaining these partnerships is complex work. This book is about digging deeper and looking closer at what it takes to have successful relationships with each and every family. The authors explore seven partnership concepts, brought to life through the words and perspectives of families and professionals themselves. New and veteran professionals can use the "lessons learned" from these accounts to more effectively work with families. Each chapter ends with Questions for Daily Reflection to help early intervention professionals continue to develop their practice. The final chapter describes themes that result from and span the seven concepts as well as the systems needed to support successful family-professional partnerships.