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Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Erin E. Barton
ISBN-10 9781628738544
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 336
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According to the CDC, one in fifty American children is diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. This means more school-aged children are entering classrooms with ASDs and teachers are being called upon to help facilitate their learning. Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is aimed at providing strategies for teachers, school counselors, and psychologists to help address the needs of children on the spectrum, as well as their families. Erin E. Barton and Beth Harn draw on current research and practices to discuss the possible causes of autism and to help prepare educators not only for teaching children in the classroom but also for providing families with the tools necessary to continue the educational process at home. Included are topics such as: Improving communication and socialization Developing instructive lessons Assessing students' progress Including families in educational goals Finding students' special interests and using those to help facilitate learning Managing challenging behavior And more Including forms, charts, and a range of classroom activities, this is the only resource you will need to gain the insight and tools for making a difference in the educational lives of young children with autism.



Rehabilitation Counseling and Emerging Disabilities

Rehabilitation Counseling and Emerging Disabilities Author Lynn C. Koch, PhD, CRC
ISBN-10 9780826120694
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 328
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Emerging disabilities are disabling conditions that are new to medical science, often medically debated, and lacking in known etiology; or those increasing in prevalence in recent years. This master's-level text is the first to eschew traditional disabilities to focus specifically on the unique characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities such as multiple chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease, or those currently increasing in prevalence (e.g., diabetes, autism, PTSD), and explore their implications for rehabilitation counseling practice. The text is also unique in its examination of how disability causes, types, and patterns are changing in response to current medical, social, cultural, and environmental trends and addressing necessary changes to rehabilitation policies and practices to better serve consumers with emerging disabilities. The book explores important sociological and environmental phenomena such as global warming, pollution, poverty, violence, migration patterns, addiction, and substance abuse, and the changing age demographic of the United States that has altered the landscape of disability policy and rehabilitation services in the 21st century. Each chapter provides specific examples of disabling conditions and discusses their medical, psychosocial, and vocational significance. The authors examine implications for rehabilitation assessment, planning, and placement, and emphasize changes needed to rehabilitation policy and practice. The text is replete with practical evidence-based strategies for meeting the psychosocial and vocational needs of people with emerging disabilities. Chapters include case examples, learning objectives, and discussion questions. Key Features: Describes disabling conditions either new to medical science or increasing in prevalence in modern society Examines sociocultural, environmental, and legislative trends that have resulted in emerging disabilities Delivers policy, programming, and research recommendations to improve services and supports for Americans with emerging disabilities Provides practical, evidence-based strategies for meeting the psychosocial and vocational needs of people with emerging disabilities Includes learning objectives, case examples, and discussion questions Supplemental materials include PowerPoints, syllabus, and test bank



Handbook of Evidence Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents

Handbook of Evidence Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents Author Lea A. Theodore, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826127952
Release 2016-07-20
Pages 534
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A step-by-step resource for treating more than 40 prevalent issues with proven strategies This comprehensive handbook for evidence-based mental health and learning interventions with children and adolescents is distinguished by its explicit yet concise guidance on implementation in practice. With a compendium of proven strategies for resolving more than 40 of the most pressing and prevalent issues facing young people, the book provides immediate guidance and uniform step-by-step instructions for resolving issues ranging from psychopathological disorders to academic problems. Busy academics, practitioners, and trainees in schools and outpatient clinical settings will find this resource to be an invaluable desktop reference for facilitating well-informed decision-making. Unlike other volumes that ignore or merely reference the evidence base of various interventions, this book focuses on providing immediate, empirically supported guidance for putting these strategies into direct practice. Issues covered include crisis interventions and response, social and emotional issues, academic/learning issues, psychopathological disorders, neuropsychological disorders, and the behavioral management of childhood health issues. Each chapter follows a consistent format including a brief description of the problem and associated characteristics, etiology and contributing factors, and three evidence-based, step-by-step sets of instructions for implementation. Additionally, each chapter provides several websites offering further information about the topic. Featuring contributions from leading scholars and practitioners on each issue covered, this book will be a valuable resource for child clinical and school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and therapists as well as other health and mental health professionals whose primary practice is with children and adolescents. Key Features: Demonstrates step-by-step, evidence-based interventions for more than 40 common childhood issues Provides treatment procedures that can be immediately put into practice Covers a wide range of mental health and academic/learning issues for children and adolescents Relevance for both school-based and clinically-based practice Includes contributions by noted experts in the field



Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Author Barry Carpenter
ISBN-10 9780415670203
Release 2012
Pages 112
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"The range of learning difficulties associated with children who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) has been highlighted as an emerging but little understood area of Special Educational Needs. This engaging, timely and highly practical book will raise awareness about FASD and its associated difficulties across the entire education workforce. It provides a range of specialist, tried-and-tested practical teaching and learning strategies from which teachers and support staff may construct personalised learning plans for students with FASD, and will help improve outcomes for all their children. It also: - Explains the links to neuroscience that can lead to a child having FASD. - Discusses the overlapping and co-existing disorders, such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. - Shows how to support and empower teachers. - Provides ready to use teaching resources and strategies that can be used directly in the classroom. Informed by the very lastest research and written by leading experts in the field, Educating Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders will prove invaluable for Initial Teacher Training students as well as being of interest for Newly Qualified and experienced teachers who are engaging in Continuing Professional Development"-- Provided by publisher.



Educating Children with Autism

Educating Children with Autism Author Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism
ISBN-10 9780309210010
Release 2001-10-11
Pages 324
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Autism is a word most of us are familiar with. But do we really know what it means? Children with autism are challenged by the most essential human behaviors. They have difficulty interacting with other people-often failing to see people as people rather than simply objects in their environment. They cannot easily communicate ideas and feelings, have great trouble imagining what others think or feel, and in some cases spend their lives speechless. They frequently find it hard to make friends or even bond with family members. Their behavior can seem bizarre. Education is the primary form of treatment for this mysterious condition. This means that we place important responsibilities on schools, teachers and children's parents, as well as the other professionals who work with children with autism. With the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975, we accepted responsibility for educating children who face special challenges like autism. While we have since amassed a substantial body of research, researchers have not adequately communicated with one another, and their findings have not been integrated into a proven curriculum. Educating Children with Autism outlines an interdisciplinary approach to education for children with autism. The committee explores what makes education effective for the child with autism and identifies specific characteristics of programs that work. Recommendations are offered for choosing educational content and strategies, introducing interaction with other children, and other key areas. This book examines some fundamental issues, including: How children's specific diagnoses should affect educational assessment and planning How we can support the families of children with autism Features of effective instructional and comprehensive programs and strategies How we can better prepare teachers, school staffs, professionals, and parents to educate children with autism What policies at the federal, state, and local levels will best ensure appropriate education, examining strategies and resources needed to address the rights of children with autism to appropriate education. Children with autism present educators with one of their most difficult challenges. Through a comprehensive examination of the scientific knowledge underlying educational practices, programs, and strategies, Educating Children with Autism presents valuable information for parents, administrators, advocates, researchers, and policy makers.



Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Roger Pierangelo
ISBN-10 9781620872208
Release 2012
Pages 205
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Createan appropriate learning environment to help children with ASD develop lifelongindependence!



Does My Child Have Autism

Does My Child Have Autism Author Wendy L. Stone
ISBN-10 0787984507
Release 2006-03-17
Pages 224
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Does My Child Have Autism? is a question so many parents are asking themselves today. Is he avoiding eye contact? Why can’t she talk? Is my child’s development normal or does he have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Parents know that if their child is somewhere on that spectrum, they need to intervene as early as possible to maximize the benefits of early intervention. This groundbreaking book, by one of the foremost experts, teachers, and clinicians in the field, provides a guide for parents about what to look for at home at twenty-four months or even earlier, what to do, and how to get the right kind of help from doctors, counselors, therapists, and other professionals.



Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome Author Raymond W. DuCharme
ISBN-10 9781461470168
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 212
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Since the first edition was published in 2003, an enormous amount of research into Asperger Syndrome (AS) and autism spectrum disorders has been conducted. New genetic and epigenetic theories, updated findings on viable therapies, and targeted skill-building programs provide a solid foundation of information for professionals to use in practice and impart to concerned families. The Second Edition of Asperger Syndrome synthesizes the current state of the field, beginning with the controversy over the proposed linking of the condition with autism in the DSM-5. This comprehensive guide gives readers a deeper understanding of the disorder, detailing the effective strategies and therapies available to improve the lives of young people with AS and ensure their successful transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Focusing on core deficit and treatment areas, expert contributors analyze the evidence base on behavioral and pharmacological interventions as well as educational strategies geared toward bolstering cognitive and social skills. In addition to epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and assessment, this volume offers the most current information on: Counseling and other therapeutic strategies for children with AS and their families. Early intervention for children and youth with AS. Social skills instruction for children with AS. Evaluating evidence-based instruction for children with AS. Comprehensive education-based mental health services for students diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Practical advice for families, from a parent of a child with AS. The Second Edition of Asperger Syndrome is an essential reference for researchers, clinicians, and scientist-practitioners in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; education; rehabilitation medicine/therapy; social work; and pediatrics.



Educating Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Educating Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Author Martin Hanbury
ISBN-10 1412902282
Release 2005-02-14
Pages 128
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`This book offers well thought out and clearly presented information to practitioners in the field of autism. The author obviously has an obvious empathy for, and understanding of, the difficulties experienced by children with autism, and enables the reader to clearly see the uniqueness of the child with autism' - REACH, Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland `This is an easy-to-read, informative guide for teachers and teaching assistants. It recognizes that practitioners can sometimes feel unskilled when faced with the request to include children with autism' - Nursery World `Written by a headteacher with extensive experience of working with autistic children and young people, this book provides a clear introduction to the field' - SENCO Update 'From the wealth of books now available on the subject of autistic spectrum disorders, this is one of the best I have read. Martin Hanbury's obvious commitment and understanding of children with ASD shines through' - Communication 'Martin Hanbury manages to convey in straightforward terms some of the intricacies of what it means to have autism, and combines theoretical background with a wealth of ideas (many of them photocopiable) that will help pupils with the disorder cope on the social setting of a school`- Rona Tutt, President, National Association of Head Teachers, TES Extra for Special Needs 'Martin Hanbury is full of enthusiasm and is extremely knowledgeable' - Cathy Mercer, NAS Pupils with autism are now commonly taught in a range of settings including mainstream classes, special schools and autism specific provision. This book will help practitioners to employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies when working with those in their classroom who experience an autistic spectrum disorder. The book considers: - the impact of autism on the learner - established, effective strategies and interventions - the selection of appropriate strategies for individual pupils - the historical perspective and the current context within which the practitioner operates - the qualities of the pupil with autism - tried and tested ideas for successful lessons - handy hints, checklists and proformae. Useful for those teachers and teaching assistants new to the field of autism or working in isolation from other specialists, this book is born of experience and shared experiences. It is full of advice for developing positive and enduring learning relationships, making your special or inclusive education setting a success for all.



Professional School Counseling

Professional School Counseling Author Rosemary Thompson
ISBN-10 9780415998499
Release 2012
Pages 569
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Today's children and adolescents are constantly facing new and unique challenges, and school counselors must respond to this by expanding their role and function within the schools. This revised and expanded edition of Thompson's important text explores these issues, as well as the necessary steps school counselors need to take in order to adapt and effectively deal with them. Thompson advocates for the need for standards-based school counseling, outlining the framework and benefits of the ASCA National Model® and comprehensive guidance and counseling programs. She addresses the newest research in implementing evidence-based practices; the mental health issues that may be faced by children and adolescents; consulting with teachers, parents, administrators, and the community; and crisis intervention and management. New to this edition are chapters that focus on minority and disenfracnshised students and emphasize the need for school counselors to be able to advocate, coordinate, and collaborate on services for these students and their families. This is an essential resource for every school counselor in a time when the profession is becoming increasingly important.



Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author
ISBN-10 1934575976
Release 2012
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Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders book for free.



The World of the Autistic Child

The World of the Autistic Child Author Bryna Siegel
ISBN-10 0195119177
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 351
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For thousands of loving and concerned parents of autistic children, the suspicion that something may be wrong comes long before the clinical diagnosis of autism, PDD (pervasive developmental disorder), or Asperger's syndrome. When rounds of testing and consultations confirm parents' worst fears, their emotional turmoil is matched by an overriding practical concern: What do we do next? The World of the Autistic Child is by far the most complete and comprehensive book ever written for the parents of autistic children, and for the teachers, child specialists, and other professionals that care for them. Written by Dr. Bryna Siegel, a developmental psychologist and director of a large university clinic for autistic children, it provides help and hope not only for the children, but for their families--the parents, grandparents, siblings, and other caregivers who must come to grips with their own grief and confusion following a diagnosis of autism or other related disorder. Dr. Siegel believes that parents' best defense is to acquire, as early as possible, the knowledge and the parenting skills they will need to work with professionals to help their child fulfill his or her potential. This book, therefore, is about understanding the diagnosis of autism, the available treatments, and how to decide what is best for a particular child with autism or PDD. Straightforward and sympathetic, Dr. Siegel guides readers through the thicket of symptoms and labels, explaining the crucial importance of intensive early education, and how to find the resources and help that are available. Behavior modification, the development of daily living skills, guidelines for selecting and designing schooling, mainstreaming, the role for traditional academics in educating higher functioning children and young people, building effective parent-teacher relationships, psychoactive medications, and dealing with the possibility of residential placement are all covered. Dr. Siegel teaches parents and professionals to use their own common sense and personal observations in evaluating the many highly publicized but unorthodox and often untested treatments for autism, including the much-touted facilitated communication (F/C), holding therapy, auditory training, "Options" therapy, allergy treatments, and special diets. Pulling together a wealth of long-needed information on the latest educational and medical advances, The World of the Autistic Child is a superb guide and resource that no one who cares about autistic or developmentally disabled young people will want to be without.



Beyond the Autism Diagnosis

Beyond the Autism Diagnosis Author Marion O'Brien
ISBN-10 1557667519
Release 2006
Pages 347
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Beyond the Autism Diagnosis is filled with the parent feedback professionals need to answer this critical question.



Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment

Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment Author Celine A. Saulnier
ISBN-10 9781118234556
Release 2012-03-22
Pages 240
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to utilize the varied assessments frequently used in evaluating autism spectrum disorders With both the detection and awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the rise, there is an urgent need for an increasing number of professionals to not only learn about the nature and course of the various autism spectrum disorders, but also to know how to identify, assess, and diagnose the presence of these disorders. Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment addresses the main domains of assessment, defines the purpose of the assessment, suggests test instruments, and discusses the unique clinical applications of each instrument to the diagnosis of ASD. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at ASD evaluation and assessment, this straightforward book includes samples of integrated reports from comprehensive model diagnostic evaluations and prepares clinical and school psychologists, as well as speech and language pathologists, to effectively evaluate and assess ASD. Complete coverage of the identification andassessment of autism spectrum disorders Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Executive Function Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition



Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder Or Asperger s Disorder

Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder Or Asperger s Disorder Author Kathryn Stewart
ISBN-10 9781572245266
Release 2007-01
Pages 237
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Presents an overview of Asperger's syndrome and related nonverbal learning disorders covering the symptoms and ways to help a child cope and lead a full and satisfying life.



The Autism Encyclopedia

The Autism Encyclopedia Author John T. Neisworth
ISBN-10 1843103141
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 306
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This comprehensive collection of over 500 terms related to autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental disorders clearly explains classification systems, causes, prevalence, diagnosis, screening and assessment, interventions, medical issues and legislation associated with autism, complemented by synonyms and cross-references. Two appendices provide a list of assessments and instruments used in diagnosis and intervention, and a list of autism-related study centers and organizations, complete with descriptions and contact details. Over 70 experts from disciplines such as pediatrics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, education, psychology and psychiatry have contributed entries to make this encyclopedia a must-have' resource for parents and professionals.



Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers Author Katarzyna Chawarska
ISBN-10 9781606239704
Release 2010-05-19
Pages 348
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A review of the current science of identifying and treating autism spectrum disorders in young children examines research issues, approaches to assessment, and developmental, behavioral, and medical intervention models.