Making Sense Of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: James Coplan M.D.
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553907179
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Making Sense Of Autistic Spectrum Disorders from the Author: James Coplan M.D.. In this authoritative and empowering book, one of the world’s leading experts on early child development gives caregivers of children on the autistic spectrum the knowledge they need to navigate the complex maze of symptoms, diagnoses, tests, and treatment options that await them. For more than thirty years, James Coplan, M.D., has been helping families cope with the challenges posed by autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Each family that walks into his office, he knows, is about to begin a journey. With this book, he lays out the steps of that journey. Dr. Coplan brings you into the treatment rooms and along for the tests and evaluations, and provides the kind of practical hands-on guidance that will help you help your child with ASD through every phase of life. At a time when ASD has become the subject of wild theories and uninformed speculation, Dr. Coplan grounds his recommendations in reality. He helps you understand for yourself where your child may be on the spectrum that includes autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. His clear, comprehensive, and compassionate advice prepares you to make informed medical decisions, evaluate the various educational and therapeutic alternatives, and find answers to such fundamental questions as • How do I optimize my child’s long-term potential? • Which interventions will best serve my child? • How do the various therapies work, and what is the evidence to support them? • What is the best way to teach my child? This book empowers you to be an expert advocate for your child, so that you’ll know when to say no to an ill-advised therapy or medication and can make with confidence the hundreds of important decisions you will face in the years ahead. For every parent who has made the painful transition from “Why did this happen?” to “What can we do to help our child?,” here is the indispensable guidebook you’ve been waiting for. From the Hardcover edition.

Making Sense Of Social Situations

Author: Albert Cotugno
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004109
Size: 60.23 MB
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Making Sense Of Social Situations from the Author: Albert Cotugno. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often demonstrate significant deficiencies in social interaction and social communication skills, so it is critical to understand and develop interventions which directly address these needs. This book explores the core areas of ASD development and related deficits, and introduces a practical program to assess and remediate these social competency issues. This book addresses the primary issues of social development in children with ASD by emphasizing the underlying theoretical and pragmatic considerations. Dr. Cotugno employs concepts and theories of group therapy and cognitive-development and integrates them with skill-based instructional approaches to develop the comprehensive Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP). This peer-based, group-focused program is explained in detail, including a step-by-step guide to its implementation and a full range of tasks and activities that can be used by practitioners at each stage of the process. This book will be a valuable resource for teachers, clinicians and all other professionals working with children with ASD who are interested in using group interventions as a means to improve social competency and treat social skills deficits.

Challenging Behaviour And Autism

Author: Philip Whitaker
Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 9781899280513
Size: 22.76 MB
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Challenging Behaviour And Autism from the Author: Philip Whitaker. This book is for parents, teachers and carers of young people with autistic spectrum disorders. Written in a jargon free style, it offers practical strategies for preventing or managing the sorts of challenging behaviour most likely to be encountered. This book is for parents, teachers and carers of youngsters with autistic spectrum disorders. Written in a jargon free style, it offers practical strategies for preventing or managing the sorts of challenging behaviour most likely to be encountered. With detailed case studies and key tips that allow it to be used as a quick reference, it also offers a step-by-step framework that enables readers to devise their own solutions. The book's core message can be summed up in a single sentence: to change a child's behaviour you need to be able to make sense of that behaviour - and making sense of that behaviour means making sense of the child's autism.

Functional Behavior Assessment For People With Autism

Author: Beth A. Glasberg, PH. D.
ISBN: 9781606132043
Size: 80.31 MB
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Functional Behavior Assessment For People With Autism from the Author: Beth A. Glasberg, PH. D.. Parents and professionals caring for people with autism sometimes encounter baffling, challenging behavior noncompliance, aggression, or repetitive actions which they don't know how to stop. The key to resolving problem behavior is to first determine its purpose by conducting a functional behavior assessment (FBA). In this second edition updated with new research, case studies, and anecdotes, the authors explain how clinicians conduct FBAs: measuring behavior; observing behavior and collecting data; testing the hypothesis about the behavior's function. And now, there's new material about how to do FBAs outside of clinical settings, at school, in the community, and at home, making this strategy more accessible to parents and teachers in daily life. Use the follow-on book, Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior! to create effective intervention plans incorporating insights learned from the FBA.

Making Sense Of Autism

Author: Travis Thompson
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557669155
Size: 55.51 MB
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Making Sense Of Autism from the Author: Travis Thompson. This book, by a researcher who has been at the forefront of autism for a number of years, will draw together the theoretical and practical sides of the disorder, and will discuss, in plain and simple terms, the importance of diagnosis, intervention, and treatment. - Publisher.

Making Sense Of The Unfeasible

Author: Marc Fleisher
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424090
Size: 40.83 MB
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Making Sense Of The Unfeasible from the Author: Marc Fleisher. Before he received his diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) in the 1970s, Marc Fleisher was considered mentally retarded; yet he went on against the odds to gain two maths degrees and to undertake post-graduate studies in maths. In this engaging story Marc relates how, supported by his family and by services for people with autism, and despite family tragedy and personal difficulties, he learnt to get the most out of life. He shares, with humour and candour, a multitude of practical tips for people with AS, and those around them, rounding off his story with appendices on astronomy, parallel universes, and the mathematics of unfeasibly large numbers.

Living With Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: Elizabeth Attfield
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878539
Size: 31.64 MB
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Living With Autistic Spectrum Disorders from the Author: Elizabeth Attfield. 'The layout and presentation of the material are very "user friendly" and the book is, therefore, easy to read. Those with less direct experience of living or working with children who are autistic, including teachers and learning support assistants, who require some help in appreciating the complex range of behaviours and responses such children present, will find this little book illuminating' - Support for Learning "This is a really practical tool........ the structure of the book is clear and uncomplicated for the reader to access. This book is based on a wealth of experience of working closely both with individuals with Autism and their families. It will be a revelation to professionals interested in this area and a comfort to carers who live the experience. Most importantly, it reminds us of the barriers to positive parent/professional partnership and challenges us to build supportive bridges to effective intervention for the individual with Autism. Autism NI (PAPA) was created out of such a dynamic approach and therefore welcomes this significant commentary on this critical issue." By giving a concise account of what life may be like following the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) in the family, this book examines service provision at different stages, and provides information for parents, carers and practitioners' - Arlene Cassidy, Chief Executive, Autism NI Parents want support and advice during and after a diagnosis of ASDs, and professionals want to be able to give the right answers. This book will meet the needs of both. Issues dealt with include: " how to help the family " how to help brothers and sisters " preparing children with ASDs for the world outside " keeping expectations high " how to work together with schools and other agencies " finding community links 'In my view it would be a good read for relatives, friends and teachers in training to enable them to understand many of the issues associated with children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It points up the various facets of having and living with a child with autism - as far as possible from a positive point of view. The authors, from their obvious extensive experience, have identified many problems and circumstances that parents/carers are likely to meet and that can be tackled in a wide variety of ways. The book is designed to raise these for consideration - and this it does well' - Support for Learning, Volume 22, Number 2

A Guide To Counseling Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders Asd

Author: Albert J. Cotugno
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460279328
Size: 13.72 MB
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A Guide To Counseling Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders Asd from the Author: Albert J. Cotugno. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a complex set of neurodevelopmental disorders with which one in sixty-eight children in the United States have been diagnosed. However, their causes are still unclear and there are no known cures. Effective, evidence-based treatments are emerging, but they are primarily school and behavior-based. There is an ongoing need to understand and implement techniques and interventions that can address and change social communication and interaction deficiencies for people diagnosed with ASD. A Guide to Counseling Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders is the third of three books on therapeutic issues specific to individuals with ASD. The first two books outline a theoretical approach and a practical intervention program named Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP). They primarily address group interventions and techniques. A Guide to Counseling Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders applies the SCEP approach to individual therapeutic work. By considering the useful and evidence-supported elements of interventions for individuals with ASD and applying them within the individual psychotherapy process, this book suggests ways to help people with ASD achieve a higher quality of life, by addressing and reducing the experience of internal distress; by understanding its sources; and by teaching clients to take control and make appropriate and adaptive changes. Vignettes from actual clinical situations are used to demonstrate particular issues that arise and to illustrate how to employ interventions found useful with individuals with ASD.

Making Sense Of Sex

Author: Sarah Attwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427978
Size: 30.16 MB
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Making Sense Of Sex from the Author: Sarah Attwood. Puberty is a time of huge change in the physical body, in emotional experience and in social relationships. Having an understanding of these developments and learning how to deal with them is essential, and for people with Asperger's syndrome it can be a challenge to get to grips with the social and emotional aspects of puberty, sex and relationships. This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Sarah Attwood describes developments in both the male and female body, and explains how to maintain hygiene and personal care, and to promote general good health. She examines emotional changes, including moods and sexual feelings, and provides comprehensive information on sex, sexual health and reproduction. She looks at the nature of friendship, how it changes from childhood to adulthood and its importance as a basis for sexual encounter. She also offers coping strategies for different social experiences, from bullying to dating, and includes essential tips on the politics of mature behaviour, such as knowing the difference between public and personal topics of conversation. Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond.

Helping Pupils With Autistic Spectrum Disorders To Learn

Author: Mary Pittman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849202664
Size: 66.68 MB
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Helping Pupils With Autistic Spectrum Disorders To Learn from the Author: Mary Pittman. 'The reader can gain a good overall understanding of autism and the issues which arise in teaching and learning across the spectrum but can also focus on and apply sections of the book which are specific to his or her own situation. I feel that this book is relevant to all school staff involved in educational planning for children who have autistic spectrum disorders' - REACH `The reader will be left feeling challenged to rethink the learning experience of the child with ASD in their class, more clearly attuned to the child's voice and with an armful of ideas to try out in the classroom' - TES Website Are you looking for caring and creative ways to support pupils on the Autistic Spectrum? By encouraging everyone to view the triad of impairment as a triad of opportunity, this book gives the reader guidance on how to become an autism-friendly professional. With chapters on structuring a meaningful classroom, understanding and improving behaviour, and looking at transition through the eyes of pupils on the spectrum, the book provides valuable insights gained from the author's many years of practice The book includes: - visual resources for supporting learning and behaviour - photocopiable activities for staff training excercises - practical ideas to try out in your setting - case studies to illustrate best practice - answers to frequently asked questions. This is an essential read for all teachers in mainstream and special schools, and everyone who supports pupils on the autistic spectrum.