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Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism

Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism Author Brooke Ingersoll
ISBN-10 9781606234402
Release 2010-01-04
Pages 131
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This two book/DVD package presents a parent training approach that is accessible, evidence based, and highly practical. Grounded in developmental and behavioral research, the Practitioner's Guide provides step-by-step guidelines for conducting parent training individually or in groups. It takes proven techniques for promoting the social-communication skills of young children with autism (up to age 6) and breaks them into simple yet effective steps for parents to follow. The DVD, for use in the training sessions, features video clips of parents implementing the techniques with their children, as well as PowerPoint slides. The Practitioners Guide also features 30 reproducible handouts and forms. The companion Manual for Parents helps parents master the techniques and use them at home with their child during daily routines and activities. - Publisher.



Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism

Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism Author Brooke Ingersoll
ISBN-10 9781606234426
Release 2009-11-30
Pages 386
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This two-book-and-DVD set presents a parent-training approach that is accessible, evidence based, and highly practical. The DVD, for use in the training sessions, features video clips of parents implementing the techniques with their children, as well as PowerPoint slides.



Teaching and Behavior Support for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Teaching and Behavior Support for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder Author James K. Luiselli
ISBN-10 0199838348
Release 2011-03-22
Pages 240
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The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased dramatically in the last decade, and a growing number of behavior analysts, psychologists, educators, and speech pathologists-to name a few-are just starting to regularly treat individuals with autism. Children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) require specialized instruction and behavior support to teach them critical skills and establish a meaningful quality of life. However, these objectives can only be achieved if professional and paraprofessional service providers have access to the most effective evidence-based and empirically supported methods for teaching children with autism. Similarly, practitioners must know about effective intervention methods that can be implemented to reduce and eliminate problem behaviors frequently displayed by people who have ASD. This guide is an indispensible asset, appropriate for any behavioral specialist, on all aspects of this increasingly prevalent disorder. Teaching and Behavior Support for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder brings together contributed chapters on assessment, instruction, and behavioral intervention procedures unique to the autism population. Each chapter covers a single topic according to a uniform format, which will ease comprehension and facilitate procedural adaptation in "real world" settings such as school, home, and the community. Usable advice and methods for teaching difficult skills, such as self-care, verbal language, and communication, are provided. Authored by recognized experts, the concise and readable chapters also feature forms, illustrations, summary tables, and resource lists to further guide practitioners in selecting "best practice" methods. Taking into account specific settings, different age groups, and practitioner experience, this book will serve as a resource for educators, psychologists, and behavior specialists in the field of autism education and treatment, and as an educational tool for those enrolled in university classes training to become practitioners.



Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom Author Rebecca Ann Moyes
ISBN-10 9781853029677
Release 2001
Pages 187
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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.



Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism

Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism Author Sally J. Rogers
ISBN-10 9781606236321
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 297
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Supported by the principles of developmental psychology and applied behavior analysis, ESDM's intensive teaching interventions are delivered within play-based, relationship-focused routines. The manual provides structured, hands-on strategies for working with very young children in individual and group settings to promote development in such key domains as imitation; communication; social, cognitive, and motor skills; adaptive behavior; and play. --from publisher description



Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Assessment Interventions and Policy

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders  Assessment  Interventions  and Policy Author Fred R. Volkmar
ISBN-10 9781118282205
Release 2014-02-21
Pages 640
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The latest and most comprehensive resource on autism and related disorders Since the original edition was first published more than a quarter-century ago, The Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders has been the most influential reference work in the field. Volume 2 of this comprehensive work includes a wealth of information from the experts in their respective specialities within the larger field of autism studies: Assessment, Interventions, and Social Policy Perspectives. Within the three sections found in Volume 2, readers will find in-depth treatment of: Screening for autism in young children; diagnostic instruments in autism spectrum disorders (ASD); clinical evaluation in multidisciplinary settings; assessing communications in ASD; and behavioral assessment of individuals with autism, including current practice and future directions Interventions for infants and toddlers at risk; comprehensive treatment models for children and youth with ASD; targeted interventions for social communication symptoms in preschoolers with ASD; augmentative and alternative communication; interventions for challenging behaviors; supporting mainstream educational success; supporting inclusion education; promoting recreational engagement in children with ASD; social skills interventions; and employment and related services for adults with ASD Supporting adult independence in the community for individuals with high functioning ASD; supporting parents, siblings, and grandparents of people with ASD; and evidence-based psychosocial interventions for individuals with ASD Special topic coverage such as autism across cultures; autism in the courtroom; alternative treatments; teacher and professional training guidelines; economic aspects of autism; and consideration of alternative treatments The new edition includes the relevant updates to help readers stay abreast of the state of this rapidly evolving field and gives them a guide to separate the wheat from the chaff as information about autism proliferates.



Interventions for Autism

Interventions for Autism Author Phil Reed
ISBN-10 9781118602072
Release 2015-12-21
Pages 368
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Providing a vital link between theory and practice, this unique volume translates the latest research data on the effectiveness of interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) into practical guidance for education professionals working with ASD pupils. Reformulates new research data on interventions for ASD into guidance for professionals, drawing on the author’s in-depth academic knowledge and practical experience Offers a comprehensive review of up-to-date evidence on effectiveness across a wide range of interventions for ASD Focuses on environmental factors in understanding ASD rather than outdated ‘deficit’ approaches, and discusses key issues in education provision such as inclusion



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.



Super Skills

Super Skills Author Judith Coucouvanis
ISBN-10 9781931282673
Release 2005
Pages 351
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The title says it all! Super Skills: A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges is SUPER at many levels. Based on a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the unique characteristics of individuals with ASD, Judy Coucouvanis presents 30 lessons grouped under four types of skills necessary for social success: fundamental skills, social initiation skills, getting along with others, and social response skills. Each lesson is highly structured and organized, making it easy for even inexperienced teachers and other group leaders to follow and implement successfully. A series of practical checklists and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students? social skills levels and subsequent planning.



Teaching Social Skills to People with Autism

Teaching Social Skills to People with Autism Author Andy Bondy
ISBN-10 1606130110
Release 2013
Pages 177
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Difficulties with social skills are among the biggest challenges for children with autism. This landmark, research-based essay collection is an overview of the best practices for teaching social skills to people with autism. Thirteen contributors include well known professionals who describe what works best for learners with autism: - parent training to increase their toddler's engagement & play - combining approaches in small group settings with typically developing peers - targeting core deficits of autism with Pivotal Response Treatment - using conversational scripts, video modeling, and peer-mediated interventions - employing naturalistic teaching strategies Behavior analysts, teachers, early interventionists, SLPs, graduate students, and anyone who instructs other professionals how to teach children with autism can consult this book to find tried-and-true approaches to teaching social skills. Parents, too, may wish to consult this book if they are seeking a more effective approach to helping their child master social skills.



Social Skills Training for Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Social Skills Training for Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Author Susan Williams White
ISBN-10 9781609182113
Release 2011-08-03
Pages 182
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This practical, research-based guide provides a wealth of tools and strategies for implementing social skills training in school or clinical settings. Numerous case examples illustrate common social difficulties experienced by children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Asperger syndrome; the impact on peer relationships, school performance, and behavior; and how social skills training can help. Chapters delve into the nuts and bolts of teaching and reinforcing core skills in classroom, small-group, or individual contexts, emphasizing ways to tailor interventions to each individual's needs. Reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.



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.



Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Dion Betts
ISBN-10 1846424984
Release 2006-03-28
Pages 104
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Having successfully used yoga to combat the stress of their own busy lives, Dion and Stacey Betts discovered its potential for their son Joshua, who has Asperger Syndrome. This fully-illustrated book combines the authors' professional expertise with their experience of parenting, offering a range of gentle and fun yoga positions and breathing techniques that are effective in dealing with the increased levels of anxiety, disorientation and tactile sensitivity often found in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The authors give step-by-step descriptions of warming-up, strengthening, calming, and tension-releasing exercises that are suitable for reducing coping mechanisms, such as hand-flapping, and increasing muscle tone, muscle strength and body awareness. They also offer a range of short and long sequences that can be tailored to fit the needs of the individual child. Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is ideal for parents and caregivers who want to use simple yoga techniques to help children with ASDs overcome some of the symptoms of the disorder.



A work in progress

A work in progress Author Ron Leaf
ISBN-10 0966526600
Release 1999-06-15
Pages 344
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Guide to Educate Children Diagnosed with Autism Through Applied Behavior Analysis



Evidence Based Treatment for Children with Autism

Evidence Based Treatment for Children with Autism Author Doreen Granpeesheh
ISBN-10 9780124116184
Release 2014-08-22
Pages 666
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This manual is a user-friendly, comprehensive description of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) model of autism treatment—the latest scientific information on what truly works in treating autism in an integrated, organized, consumable format. The book details effective early behavioral intervention, covering topics such as challenging behavior, visual modification, parental involvement, improving language, cognition, and social skills, and ends with a section that explains how all of the treatments can be put together in real-life service provision organizations. The CARD model is highly comprehensive and provides useful clinical information to form cutting-edge treatment programs. Describes in detail the world-renowned, state-of-the-art CARD model of treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders Provides practitioners critical guidance in how to combine the best components into comprehensive treatment programs for individuals with autism that are not only backed by research, but also the most effective, and the least intrusive Includes practical information, presented in a user-friendly, professionally-oriented format, with tables, figures, and flowcharts to help guide real-life clinical decision making



Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Johnny L. Matson
ISBN-10 1441900888
Release 2009-09-18
Pages 270
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Autism was once thought of as a rare condition, until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network released the statistic that about 1 in every 150 eight-year-old children in various areas across the United States is afflicted by an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. This news led to a dramatic expansion of research into autism spectrum disorders and to the emergence of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as the preferred method of treatment, even among prescribing practitioners. Applied Behavioral Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ably synthesizes research data and trends with best-practice interventions into a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource. Within its chapters, leading experts review current ABA literature in depth; identify interventions most relevant to children across the autism spectrum; and discuss potential developments in these core areas: Assessment methods, from functional assessment to single case research designs. Treatment methods, including reinforcement, replacement behaviors, and other effective strategies. The role of the differential diagnosis in ABA treatment planning. Specific deficit areas: communication, social skills, stereotypies/rituals. Target behaviors, such as self-injury, aggression, adaptive and self-help problems. ASD-related training concerns, including maintenance and transition issues, and parent training programs. This volume is a vital resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in clinical child and school psychology as well as the related fields of education and mental health.



Building Social Relationships

Building Social Relationships Author Scott Bellini
ISBN-10 1934575054
Release 2007-09-01
Pages 330
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Building Social Relationships addresses the need for social skills programming for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other social difficulties by providing a comprehensive model that incorporates the following five steps: assess social functioning, distinguish between skill acquisition and performance deficits, select intervention strategies, implement intervention, and evaluate and monitor progress. The model describes how to organize and make sense of the myriad social skills strategies and resources available to parents and professionals. It is not meant to replace other resources or strategies, but to synthesize them into one comprehensive program.