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Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with Autism and Communication Difficulties

Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with Autism and Communication Difficulties Author Kate Silver
ISBN-10 1846421306
Release 2005-04-15
Pages 80
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This fully photocopiable resource offers a flexible framework for the assessment and measurement of the communication skills of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). Packed with practical assessment and planning sheets, it enables teachers, educators and other professionals to observe and record how children use and understand language, and to follow their progress over time. The completed assessment record is an accessible summary of a child's individual communication style, identifying strengths and weaknesses and the ways in which he or she is best assisted and motivated to communicate. It focuses on how children express themselves in everyday situations - for example, how they make requests or gain attention, the words they use most frequently, and how their communication is affected by different people and places. Most importantly, it provides a diagnosis of where communication skills can be developed and improved. Using the communication curriculum, educators can set appropriate targets, linked to work in other areas, such as literacy and science. A separate thinking skills curriculum aims to develop the skills and confidence necessary for social interaction, from making simple choices to understanding humour and abstract ideas. Originally devised for use with children with ASDs, this toolkit is equally effective in identifying communication problems in other children, and is an invaluable resource for teachers and speech and language therapists.



Pre Schoolers with Autism

Pre Schoolers with Autism Author Avril Brereton
ISBN-10 1846420938
Release 2005-01-15
Pages 144
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'The title is an effective, manualized parent education programme' - Educational Book Review This ground-breaking training programme has been developed in response to a real need for evidence-based early interventions for very young autistic children. Authoritative and extensively tried and tested, it will help both parents and carers to understand the disorder and how it affects child development. Ultimately, the programme is designed to reduce the severity of emotional/behavioural difficulties by managing a child's particular problems and encouraging effective collaboration between professionals and parents. The programme is delivered through two accessible manuals - one for parents and one for clinicians - which provide all the information and materials you need. The Manual for Clinicians explains the purpose and content of each session and includes notes for discussion and teaching, a checklist of 'things to do', and photocopiable task sheets for distribution and discussion. The Manual for Parents features tasks, exercises and discussion points for group sessions, and complements these training materials with engaging personal accounts, an introduction to the history of autism, information about approaches to treatment, and a list of useful websites and further reading. Structured as a series of individual and small group sessions, the programme is designed to run for 20 weeks and covers key areas such as understanding and managing difficult behaviour; changing/encouraging new behaviours; communication problems in verbal and non-verbal children; social problems; and how to work and play together. Together, these manuals will provide you with all the information, support and resources you need to run this programme successfully.



Video Modelling and Behaviour Analysis

Video Modelling and Behaviour Analysis Author Christos Nikopoulos
ISBN-10 9781843103387
Release 2006
Pages 205
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Video modelling is a behaviour modification technique using videotaped scenarios for the child to observe, concentrating the focus of attention and creating an effective stimulus for learning. This book introduces the technique. Illustrative case examples are supported by detailed diagrams and photographs, with clear, accessible explanations.



Language Function

Language Function Author Ellyn Arwood
ISBN-10 085700431X
Release 2011-05-15
Pages 416
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Literacy teaching tends to take a structural approach to language, focusing on auditory products or skills such as sounds, morphemes, words, sentences, and vocabulary. However, new research suggests that the majority of English speakers actually think and learn in visual concepts, and that there is a cultural and linguistic mismatch between auditory teaching methods and the way students think and learn. This has important implications for all educators including those who work with students with neurogenic disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. In her new book, Dr. Ellyn Lucas Arwood outlines a revolutionary four-tiered model of how a learner acquires language, and suggests ways to impose visual language functions onto an auditory language like English in order to improve learning for both neurotypical learners and those with neurogenic disabilities. Dr. Arwood provides tried-and-tested intervention strategies that work with all levels of ability, giving readers the knowledge and confidence to teach learners to become more literate in a way that raises learners' abilities to think and problem solve. This book takes a fresh look at how language and literacy interact, and will be of interest to educators and special educators, speech and language pathologists, and other professionals who support language learning and development.



Seeing Through New Eyes

Seeing Through New Eyes Author Melvin Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781843108009
Release 2006
Pages 208
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Dr. Kaplan identifies common ASD symptoms such as hand-flapping, poor eye contact and tantrums as typical responses to the confusion caused by vision disorder. He also explains the effects of difficulties that people with autism experience with "ambient vision," including a lack of spatial awareness and trouble with coordination.



The Emotionary

The Emotionary Author Eden Sher
ISBN-10 9780448493848
Release 2017-10-24
Pages 208
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An incredibly funny and very useful dictionary of words that don't exist for feelings that do written by actress Sher (ABC's "The Middle") and illustrated by acclaimed graphic novelist Wertz.



Business and Professional Communication

Business and Professional Communication Author Steven A. Beebe
ISBN-10 0133973484
Release 2015-09-28
Pages 288
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Revised edition of the authors' Business and professional communication, 2013.



The Moneyless Man

The Moneyless Man Author Mark Boyle
ISBN-10 9781780740638
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 224
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The astonishing reality of living without our most important resource. Imagine a year without spending any money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary and compelling story. Going back to basics and following his own strict rules, Mark learned ingenious ways to eliminate his bills and flourish for free. Encountering seasonal foods, solar panels, skill-swapping schemes, cuttlefish toothpaste, compost toilets and – the unthinkable – a cash-free Christmas, Boyle puts the fun into frugality and offers some great tips for economical (and environmentally friendly) living. Highlighting the huge wastage inherent in modern Western living – we throw away a third of our food – Mark explains how to feed yourself for free with “the four legs of the food-for-free table”. From making paper out of mushrooms and to constructing a rocket stove from discarded catering cans, Mark advocates a return to local economics where we can see the consequences of what we consume. Heart-warming and witty, learn how Mark’s mission affected his relationships. What did his parents think of his crusade? Can you keep a girlfriend when you are moneyless? Do your friends keep in contact when you can’t go out for a beer? A testament to Mark’s astounding determination, this thought-provoking book will make you re-evaluate your relationship to your wallet. Mark Boyle has founded the worldwide ‘freeconomic’ movement. An economics graduate and former business director, he is Irish and lives in Bristol in the UK. His website (justfortheloveofit.org) receives up to 30,000 hits a day and has become a hub for community sharing with over 17,000 members worldwide (many in the US). His story has been reported worldwide and he is an excellent self-publicist. He has been covered in media including: Wall Street Journal, CNN, Huffington Post, New York Metro, BBC World Service, Guardian of London, Sky News, The Times of London, The Star of Canada, La Presse of Canada. Mark is lined up to be interviewed on CNN shortly as The Connector of the Day – a slot which goes out to 300 million people worldwide. He also plans to do a moneyless tour of the US to coincide with publication, where based on previous coverage, he expects major press interest. As he will be hitch-hiking (illegal in the US) and promoting this, he expects more publicity if and when he is arrested.



Design for a Vulnerable Planet

Design for a Vulnerable Planet Author Frederick Steiner
ISBN-10 9780292773370
Release 2011-05-16
Pages 304
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We inhabit a vulnerable planet. The devastation caused by natural disasters such as the southern Asian tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and the earthquakes in China's Sichuan province, Haiti, and Chile—as well as the ongoing depletion and degradation of the world's natural resources caused by a burgeoning human population—have made it clear that "business as usual" is no longer sustainable. We need to find ways to improve how we live on this planet while minimizing our impact on it. Design for a Vulnerable Planet sounds a call for designers and planners to go beyond traditional concepts of sustainability toward innovative new design that fosters regeneration and resilience. Drawing on his own and others' experiences across three continents, Frederick Steiner advocates design practice grounded in ecology and democracy and informed by critical regionalism and reflection. He begins by establishing the foundation for a more ecological approach to planning and design, adopting a broad view of ecology as encompassing human and natural, urban and wild environments. Steiner explores precedents for human ecological design provided by architect Paul Cret, landscape architect Ian McHarg, and developer George Mitchell while discussing their planning for the University of Texas campus, the Lake Austin watershed, and The Woodlands. Steiner then focuses on emerging Texas urbanism and extends his discussion to broader considerations beyond the Lone Star State, including regionalism, urbanism, and landscape in China and Italy. He also examines the lessons to be learned from human and natural disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP oil spill. Finally, Steiner offers a blueprint for designing with nature to help heal the planet's vulnerabilities.



A Digest of English Civil Law General by Edward Jenks

A Digest of English Civil Law  General  by Edward Jenks Author Edward Jenks
ISBN-10 IND:30000010148926
Release 1905
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A Digest of English Civil Law General by Edward Jenks has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Digest of English Civil Law General by Edward Jenks also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Digest of English Civil Law General by Edward Jenks book for free.



Freaks Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Freaks  Geeks and Asperger Syndrome Author Luke Jackson
ISBN-10 1843100983
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 215
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Offers insights by a teenager with Asperger's syndrome into the difficulties of the disorder, including information on fascinations and obsessions, sensory perception, sleep, bullies, moral dilemmas, eating, and socializing.



Brothers and Sisters of Disabled Children

Brothers and Sisters of Disabled Children Author Peter Burke
ISBN-10 1843100436
Release 2004
Pages 159
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Examining the overlooked subject of non-disabled siblings in families where there is a disabled child, this book details the experiences of these children and explores what it means to them to have a disabled brother or sister. The author makes clear recommendations for future practice.



The Soul s Palette

The Soul s Palette Author Cathy A. Malchiodi
ISBN-10 9781570628153
Release 2002
Pages 224
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Through Malchiodi's easy-to-follow activities, readers will find access to the wisdom, guidance, and beauty of their life force, or what she calls "the soul's palette."



Re Thinking Autism

Re Thinking Autism Author Sami Timimi
ISBN-10 9781784500276
Release 2016-05-05
Pages 336
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Challenging existing approaches to autism that limit, and sometimes damage, the individuals who attract and receive the label, this book questions the lazy prejudices and assumptions that can surround autism as a diagnosis in the 21st Century. Arguing that autism can only be understood through examining 'it' as a socially or culturally produced phenomenon, the authors offer a critique of the medical model that has produced a perpetually marginalising approach to autism, and explain the contradictions and difficulties inherent in existing attitudes. They examine and dispute the scientific validity of diagnosis and 'treatment', asking whether autism actually exists at the biological level, and question the value of diagnosis in the lives of those labelled with autism. The book recognises that there are no easy answers but encourages engagement with these essential questions, and looks towards service provision and practice that moves beyond a reliance on all-encompassing labels. This unique contribution to the growing field of critical autism studies brings together authors from clinical psychiatry, clinical and community psychology, social sciences, disability studies, education and cultural studies, as well as those with personal experiences of autism. It is essential and challenging reading for anyone with a personal, professional or academic interest in 'autism'.



Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents Author Markus A. Landolt
ISBN-10 9783319461380
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 517
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This handbook presents the current evidence-based psychological treatments for trauma related disorders in childhood and adolescence and in addition provides clearly structured, up-to-date information on the basic principles of traumatic stress research and practice in that age group, covering epidemiology, developmental issues, pathogenetic models, diagnostics, and assessment. Each of the chapters on treatment, which form the core of the book, begins with a summary of the theoretical underpinnings of the approach, followed by a case presentation illustrating the treatment protocol session by session, an analysis of special challenges typically encountered in implementing this treatment, and an overview of the current evidence base for the treatment approach. A special section considers modern treatments in particular settings, such as schools, hospitals, and juvenile justice systems, and the concluding chapters provide an integrative discussion on how to treat traumatized children and adolescents and an outlook. The book will be invaluable for clinical child and adolescent psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals working with traumatized children and adolescents.



The Dyscalculia Assessment

The Dyscalculia Assessment Author Jane Emerson
ISBN-10 9781408193716
Release 2014-04-10
Pages 208
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A complete assessment tool for investigating maths difficulties in children, this book also provides advice for implementing the findings into teaching plans.



The Politics of Down Syndrome

The Politics of Down Syndrome Author Kieron Smith
ISBN-10 9781846946134
Release 2011
Pages 82
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Are we a more accepting society than ever before? Is there no longer a them and us division between the disabled and everybody else? The Politics of Down Syndrome looks at how we got to where we are today, from the racist roots of its identification to the rising number of abortions today. Down syndrome is the most common syndrome in the world, shared by all classes and races, yet it's one we rarely address our feelings about, head on. This book, although direct and questioning, takes a positive view about where we go from here and the opportunity for society to fully enjoy the benefits of being inclusive.