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Understanding and Treating Self Injurious Behavior in Autism

Understanding and Treating Self Injurious Behavior in Autism Author Stephen M. Edelson
ISBN-10 9781784501891
Release 2016-05-05
Pages 304
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Self-injurious behavior occurs in almost half of those with autism and is one of the most devastating and challenging-to-treat behaviors. There are many different forms of self-injury, such as head banging, hand biting, hair pulling, excessive scratching, and much more. With contributions from the leading experts in research and treatment, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of self-injurious behavior (SIB) in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or related developmental disabilities, and the different methods available to treat them. Medical and behavioral researchers have studied SIB for over 50 years, but many practitioners and parents are still unfamiliar with the wide range of contributing causes and treatment options. Beginning with an explanation of SIB and its various forms, the contributors outline the many possible underlying causes of self-injury, such as seizures, hormonal imbalance in teenagers, gastrointestinal conditions, allergies, and stress, and show how a multi-disciplinary approach when uncovering the causes of self-injury can lead to successful treatment strategies. They explain the treatment options available for SIB, including nutritional, medical, psychiatric, sensory, and behavioral approaches, and show how an integrative approach to treating self-injury may be effective for many individuals. The book will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of any practitioner working with people with an ASD or related condition, as well as parents and direct care providers.



Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder Author Nicholas W. Gelbar
ISBN-10 9780190669003
Release 2017-11-22
Pages 536
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Adolescence is a challenging stage for all individuals, especially for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Individuals with ASD face increased social isolation and engage in more challenging behaviors during adolescence. They also experience increased mental health challenges including anxiety and depression, and they are among the least likely of any disability group to attend college, be competitively employed, or live independently. At the same time, adolescents with ASD face a major shift in available services and support as they exit the K-12 educational system. The need to present what is known about this group in order to inform clinicians, researchers, and educators cannot be understated. Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder synthesizes current science on adolescents and young adults with ASD in order to inform mental health practitioners and education professionals who work directly with these individuals. While early childhood interventions for ASD have been extensively developed and tested, research on adolescents and young adults with ASD has lagged behind until recently. This comprehensive handbook can be utilized to train students and professionals in applied mental health roles. The handbook includes three sections: Part I reviews diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with ASD; Part II details how to support their educational needs; and Part III discusses special populations including college students and young women. Chapters highlight recommendations for clinicians and include study questions and additional resources.



A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum

A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum Author Judy Eaton
ISBN-10 9781784503550
Release 2017-09-21
Pages 240
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This book addresses the specific mental health needs of girls and young women with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Looking at the ways autism presents differently in girls than in boys, and the mental health conditions that occur most frequently in girls with ASD, this is the essential guide for clinicians and educators on tailoring interventions and support to meet girls' needs. Describing the current assessment process for autism diagnosis, the book explains why girls are under- or mis-diagnosed, leading to later mental health issues. It outlines the types of intervention that are particularly helpful for working with girls to reduce anxiety, improve social interaction skills, and manage self-harm. The book also covers how to manage eating disorders and feeding difficulties, focusing on working with girls with sensory processing difficulties. There is advice on how to deal with the emotional impact on parents, carers and families, and the challenges they face when negotiating appropriate psychological and educational support.



Treating Autism

Treating Autism Author Stephen M. Edelson
ISBN-10 0974036005
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 385
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Three chapters written by professionals (doctors) and 31 chapters written by parents and grandparents of autistic individuals. Appendices include additional information.



Raising Our Son with Autism

Raising Our Son with Autism Author Tsai Y. Luke
ISBN-10 1942197128
Release 2015-07-13
Pages 179
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Biographical/autobiographical book focusing on the author's son who has severe autism, with an emphasis on his strengths and the gifts that accrue from his very unique personality.--Publisher.



What to Do about Smearing

What to Do about Smearing Author Kate E. Reynolds
ISBN-10 9781784503956
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 168
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Addressing the often hidden, yet not uncommon, behaviour of faecal smearing among children and adults with autism and developmental and intellectual disabilities, this practical handbook shows how to tackle this often embarrassing and difficult issue in a positive way. Informing parents and caregivers of the many causes of smearing, the author offers tried-and-tested, everyday approaches for managing this behaviour. This supportive guidebook includes down-to-earth advice, helpful picture narratives, examples of how to prepare and use diary sheets for behaviour analysis, and practical exercises that can be carried out at home. There is also advice on what to do if a child ingests faeces, and dealing with persistent or recurring smearing. With a focus on positive low-arousal responses and featuring the voices of parents who have experience of their child's smearing, families will feel supported and confident in identifying the causes of smearing, and be able to choose and carry out appropriate preventative approaches. This will also be a useful resource for professionals who encounter smearing behaviour, including social workers and SEN and teaching staff.



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.



How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum Young and Old can

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum  Young and Old  can   Author Ayelet Kantor
ISBN-10 0857005200
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 272
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Encouraging people on the autism spectrum to foster positive emotions and character traits can dramatically improve their lives in every way, and help to strengthen their ability to cope with everyday challenges and setbacks. Drawing on the key concepts of positive psychology, this book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offer tried and tested strategies for bolstering each strength in individuals with ASD. The authors provide rich and varied lesson plans which contain a multitude of activities designed to build on the five areas identified, and which can be easily implemented at home, at school, or in the community. This complete "toolkit" provides parents, educators and other professionals with everything they need to know to use positive psychology strategies to support people of all ages and abilities on the autism spectrum.



A Parents ABC of the Autism Spectrum

A Parents  ABC of the Autism Spectrum Author Stephen Heydt
ISBN-10 9781784504359
Release 2016-12-21
Pages 224
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Covering everything from Anxiety to Fragile-X Syndrome, Stephen Heydt provides an alphabetical categorisation of the possible issues a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may encounter. Written by an experienced clinical psychologist, this book offers information for parents whose children have been diagnosed with ASD, and is presented in an easy-to-use A to Z format. In a return to core understandings of ASD, the author translates difficult behavioural issues into practical information and strategies. Designed for parents and carers in a methodical order, A Parent's ABC of the Autism Spectrum will help explain the challenges of living with childhood ASD.



Relaxation

Relaxation Author June Groden
ISBN-10 0878227024
Release 2016-07-20
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This new, expanded edition focuses on teaching relaxation procedures to an often underserved and overlooked population: individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Drawing on their 35 years of experience with these individuals, the authors provide numerous illustrations and simple descriptions of relaxation procedures so therapists, parents, and teachers can, without prior training, learn relaxation themselves and teach it to others.



SEO Fitness 2017

SEO Fitness 2017 Author Jason McDonald
ISBN-10 1540537692
Release 2016-11-20
Pages 246
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Learn SEO in Plain English - Step by Step! Buy the Workbook Used at Stanford Continuing Studies to Teach Search Engine Optimization 2017. Get the 2017 Updated Edition - understand the current Search Engine Algorithms Read the Reviews - compare the REAL REVIEWS of this book to the FAKE (?) REVIEWS of other books Optimize your Website - learn ON PAGE SEO tactics to build an SEO-FRIENDLY WEBSITE. Learn Link-building - master the art of getting inbound links, blog mentions, and social authority. Watch Videos - view step-by-step companion VIDEOS that SHOW you how to do SEO. Use the Worksheets - download WORKSHEETS that guide you step-by-step to search engine optimization success. Measure via Metrics - navigate the complexities of GOOGLE ANALYTICS. Access Free Tools - access the companion SEO TOOLBOOK with hundreds of free tools for search engine optimization, a $29.99 value! The #1 Bestselling Workbook on Search Engine Optimization Jason McDonald - written by a successful practitioner of SEO. Just Google 'SEO Expert Bay Area' or 'SEO Expert Witness'. He's there at the top! Stanford University - used by Dr. McDonald in his courses, both online and on campus, at Stanford University's Continuing Studies An Easy to Follow Method - written in PLAIN ENGLISH for MERE MORTALS. Learn how to do SEO step by step. Got Questions? - just Google 'Jason McDonald' and send a quick email or call. Rebate Offer - each SEO Book 2017 contains a $10 off survey offer. The author, Jason McDonald, has instructed thousands of people in his classes in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Stanford Continuing Studies, as well as online. Jason speaks in simple English and uses the metaphor of "The Seven Steps to SEO Fitness" to explain to you how to 'get SEO fit.' Table of Contents Goals: Define Your SEO Goals Keywords: Identify Winnable, High Value SEO Keywords On Page SEO: Optimize Your Website to 'Speak Google' via Page Tabs, your home page, and structural elements Content Marketing: Learn to produce content that pleases Google and your customers Off Page SEO: Build links, leverage social media, and go local. Includes detailed 'Local SEO' information for local businesses! Metrics: Master Google Analytics Learn: Pointers to SEO Tools and Online Resources Check out the other 2017 SEO Books on Amazon - SEO For Dummies, SEO for Growth, SEO Book, SEO Like I'm 5 etc., - they're great, they're good, but they don't include powerful step-by-step worksheets, links to online videos, and the free SEO Toolbook with hundreds of free tools for search engine optimization 2017. Listed on many SEO book lists as one of the best books SEO books of 2017.



Essentials of Abnormal Psychology

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology Author V. Mark Durand
ISBN-10 9781337670777
Release 2018-01-01
Pages 704
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Fully integrating the DSM-5, Durand, Barlow, and Hofmann describe abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach -- the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, and real case profiles provide a realistic context for the scientific findings. This eighth edition highlights groundbreaking updates to research findings and the latest innovations in the treatment of mental disorders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Families of Adults with Autism

Families of Adults with Autism Author Jane Botsford Johnson
ISBN-10 1846427665
Release 2008-02-15
Pages 192
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Families of Adults with Autism is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their parents and siblings. The individual accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from mega-doses of vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction. The contributors also relate how they have worked with their children or siblings to help them to function at their highest possible level, be it showing an awareness of their environment, holding down a full-time job in a local store, competing in the Special Olympics, or achieving international recognition as an artist. This book will offer practical and heartwarming advice to families who are affected by autism spectrum disorders, and provide insights for professionals working with people with ASDs.



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!



Musical Creativity

Musical Creativity Author Irène Deliège
ISBN-10 9781135422677
Release 2006-10-16
Pages 448
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This collection initiates a resolutely interdisciplinary research dynamic specifically concerning musical creativity. Creativity is one of the most challenging issues currently facing scientific psychology and its study has been relatively rare in the cognitive sciences, especially in artificial intelligence. This book will address the need for a coherent and thorough exploration. Musical Creativity: Multidisciplinary Research in Theory and Practice comprises seven sections, each viewing musical creativity from a different scientific vantage point, from the philosophy of computer modelling, through music education, interpretation, neuroscience, and music therapy, to experimental psychology. Each section contains discussions by eminent international specialists of the issues raised, and the book concludes with a postlude discussing how we can understand creativity in the work of eminent composer, Jonathan Harvey. This unique volume presents an up-to-date snapshot of the scientific study of musical creativity, in conjunction with ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music). Describing many of the different aspects of musical creativity and their study, it will form a useful springboard for further such study in future years, and will be of interest to academics and practitioners in music, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and other fields concerning the study of human cognition in this most human of behaviours.



Clinical and Organizational Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis

Clinical and Organizational Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis Author Henry S. Roane
ISBN-10 9780128007938
Release 2015-06-20
Pages 682
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Applied behavior analysts use applied research to create and implement effective evidence-based procedures in schools, homes, and the community, which have proved effective in addressing behaviors associated with autism and other developmental disorders. The principles underlying this therapeutic approach have been increasingly effective when applied to other populations, settings, and behaviors. Clinical and Organizational Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis explores data-based decision-making in depth to inform treatment selection for behavior change across various populations and contexts. Each chapter addresses considerations related to data collection, single-case research design methodology, objective decision-making, and visual inspection of data. The authors reference a range of published research methods in the area of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as it has been applied to specific topics, as well as utilizing their own clinical work by providing numerous case examples. Reviews current evidence-based practices to provide a comprehensive guide to the application of ABA principles across a range of clinical contexts and applications Divides clinical applications into three sections for ease-of-use: child, adult, and broad-based health Explores the breadth of ABA-based treatment beyond autism and developmental disorders Draws upon a range of subject-matter experts who have clinical and research experience across multiple uses of ABA



Animals in Translation

Animals in Translation Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 1439130841
Release 2009-08-11
Pages 368
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Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation speaks in the clear voice of a woman who emerged from the other side of autism, bringing with her an extraordinary message about how animals think and feel. Temple's professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field. Standing at the intersection of autism and animals, she offers unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas about both. Autistic people can often think the way animals think -- in fact, Grandin and co-author Catherine Johnson see autism as a kind of way station on the road from animals to humans -- putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate "animal talk." Temple is a faithful guide into their world, exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and, yes, even animal genius. Not only are animals much smarter than anyone ever imagined, in some cases animals are out-and-out brilliant. The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense, merging an animal scientist's thirty years of study with her keen perceptions as a person with autism -- Temple sees what others cannot. Among its provocative ideas, the book: argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness -- and that animals do have consciousness applies the autism theory of "hyper-specificity" to animals, showing that animals and autistic people are so sensitive to detail that they "can't see the forest for the trees" -- a talent as well as a "deficit" explores the "interpreter" in the normal human brain that filters out detail, leaving people blind to much of the reality that surrounds them -- a reality animals and autistic people see, sometimes all too clearly explains how animals have "superhuman" skills: animals have animal genius compares animals to autistic savants, declaring that animals may in fact be autistic savants, with special forms of genius that normal people do not possess and sometimes cannot even see examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think, to decide, and even to predict the future reveals the remarkable abilities of handicapped people and animals maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid Temple Grandin is like no other author on the subject of animals because of her training and because of her autism: understanding animals is in her blood and in her bones.