Playing Laughing And Learning With Children On The Autism Spectrum

Author: Julia Moor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428241
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Playing Laughing And Learning With Children On The Autism Spectrum from the Author: Julia Moor. Praise for the first edition: `An approachable and practical edition that will be welcomed by parents and carers alike. I know how hard it can be to find 'How to' resources for parents. Well here is a gem.' - Children, Young People and Families Parents of young children newly diagnosed as on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child. Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television. This updated second edition contains an extensive chapter on how to use the computer, the internet and the digital camera to find and make resources and activities, and suggests many suitable websites to help parents through the internet maze. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.

Autism Play And Social Interaction

Author: Marianne Sollok Nordenhof
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425950
Size: 35.78 MB
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Autism Play And Social Interaction from the Author: Marianne Sollok Nordenhof. Autism, Play and Social Interaction is a fully illustrated guide that explains how to help children with autism spectrum disorders engage in interactive play, which is vital for the acquisition of social skills and attention to shared activities. The authors explain how to set up suitably structured play environments, games schedules and play routines, and how to use visual aids and other props to facilitate co-operative play and interaction. Common children's games have been adapted to accommodate children with autism spectrum disorders and range from simple interaction, such as `putting-in' and `give and take', to more complex games like `hide and seek', `sound-lotto' and `spin the bottle', as well as games that teach social behaviour, such as exchanging toys and engaging with other children for play opportunities. This is a practical and accessible book for parents and teachers of children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as professionals working with these children.

Learning To Live With High Functioning Autism

Author: Mike Stanton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029157
Size: 75.36 MB
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Learning To Live With High Functioning Autism from the Author: Mike Stanton. Intended for the professionals who work with autistic people and their families and friends, Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism draws on the Stanton family's experience, and compares it with the experiences of others, to offer an honest portrayal of what living with autism is actually like for all of those involved.

Incorporating Social Goals In The Classroom

Author: Rebecca Ann Moyes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 185302967X
Size: 27.66 MB
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Incorporating Social Goals In The Classroom from the Author: Rebecca Ann Moyes. This book provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. Includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children as they appear in the classroom and ways to address them. Lesson plans are included to facilitate the ability to "teach" these social goals.

Revealing The Hidden Social Code

Author: Marie Howley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846421426
Size: 75.58 MB
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Revealing The Hidden Social Code from the Author: Marie Howley. The Social Stories(TM) approach is widely acknowledged as a key technique for teaching social and life skills to children with autistic spectrum disorders. This text, endorsed by the originator of Social Stories(TM), Carol Gray, offers clear and comprehensive guidance for professionals, parents and carers on how to write successful and targeted Social Stories(TM) that will help develop the autistic spectrum child's understanding of social interaction. The book outlines the kinds of social challenges that people with ASD may experience and highlights the importance of learning social skills in meaningful contexts. An extended review of the guidelines for writing Social Stories(TM) will help writers to structure and develop their stories. The authors explain the key elements and highlight the potential difficulties that a writer may encounter, while providing encouragement and guidance through the various stages of what is often a challenging process. They include examples from their own professional experience, and suggest ways in which the Social Stories(TM) approach may enhance other strategies. Helpful advice on presentation and implementation is provided. Revealing the Hidden Social Code is essential reading for any professional, parent, carer or teacher wanting to employ Social Stories(TM) to develop social understanding in people with ASDs.

When Babies Read

Author: Audra Jensen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846422492
Size: 53.50 MB
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When Babies Read from the Author: Audra Jensen. Audra Jensen' son began reading when he was only two years old. She shares her experiences - both the challenges and joys - of raising a child with autism and hyperlexia - an early and obsessive interest in the written word associated with social deficits and significant difficulty in understanding verbal language. The author stresses the importance of diagnosis of the condition for successful implementation of effective teaching strategies and encouragement of more typical childhood development. As well as useful advice, this guide provides a comprehensive reading curriculum specially designed for young, challenged children to help promote their reading ability. With practical suggestions on how to modify teaching and therapy programmes to suit a child's individual learning style, this practical guide will prove invaluable for parents of children with autism and hyperlexia.

From Goals To Data And Back Again

Author: Jill Fain Lehman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846423994
Size: 40.95 MB
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From Goals To Data And Back Again from the Author: Jill Fain Lehman. Early intervention is now accepted as essential in helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) to cope with the future demands of daily living, education and long-term independence. Choosing the most suitable intervention strategy is difficult because there are a large number of theories, including TEACCH, Floor-time and ABA, and each child with autism presents differently. In this book, the authors argue that theory must be combined with data in order for it to be used effectively in developmental intervention. Aimed at professionals, as well as parents who want to be more involved in their child's development, the authors explain how to write basic developmental goals, how to collect data and analyse it and how to use the results of analysis to inform the next round of intervention decisions. A useful CD ROM provides a shortcut to setting up forms and guidance in their completion.

Art As An Early Intervention Tool For Children With Autism

Author: Nicole Martin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058075
Size: 78.74 MB
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Art As An Early Intervention Tool For Children With Autism from the Author: Nicole Martin. The book is packed with suggestions for providing art therapy for children with autism, covering topics such as the materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and managing difficult behaviour. Nicole Martin is a qualified art therapist specializing in working with children with autism, and she also has a brother with autism.

Making Autism A Gift

Author: Robert E. Cimera
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742552883
Size: 51.61 MB
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Making Autism A Gift from the Author: Robert E. Cimera. Despite new research and increased public awareness, autism is still looked at in a negative light. Most books on the subject perpetuate this notion by saying that autism is bad or needs to be overcome, rather than highlighting the positive for instance, many people with autism graduate from college, attain exciting careers, and lead happy, fulfilling lives. Making Autism a Gift emphasizes these positive realities and tears down the wall of isolation associated with this disorder. With information from hundreds of up-to-date sources, this practical book looks at the effects of autism on the individual and provides strategies parents can use to help their autistic children at home and beyond."