Early Intervention & Autism

Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers


Author: James Ball

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565558

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 424

View: 3620

When your child has just been diagnosed with autism, questions and concerns immediately flood your mind. What do I need to know first? What do I need to do first? What program is right for my child? This book discusses the components of a perfect program for young children with autism, including a variety of proven techniques, and gives parents tools to assess whether or not they fit their child and their family. It also includes a how-to-guide for setting up an effective Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and transitioning a child with autism into a public school program.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Reference Handbook


Author: Raphael A. Bernier,Jennifer Gerdts

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598843346

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

View: 9990

Presents a guide to autism spectrum disorders with infomration on its historical and cultural influences, controversies related to vaccines, treatment choices, and access to services.

The Way I See it

A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's


Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565728

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 260

View: 5772

Presents advice and tips on living with autism using articles published by the author to cover topics such as education, social development, and considerations for autistic adults.

Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies for Maximizing Their Strengths, Coping with Adversity, and Developing a Social Mindset


Author: Dr. Robert Brooks,Sam Goldstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071385223

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 6721

New hope for parents raising a child with autism spectrum disorders In Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, noted psychologists and bestselling authors Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Brooks teach you the strategies and mindset necessary to help your child develop strength, hope, and optimism. This is the first approach for autism spectrum disorders based in the extremely popular field of positive psychology. Drs. Brooks and Goldstein--world-renowned experts on child psychology and, specifically, resilience--offer you practical tips for long-term solutions rather than just quick fixes. Featuring dozens of stories and an easy-to-follow, prescriptive narrative, Drs. Brooks and Goldstein demonstrate how to apply resilience to every parenting practice when raising a child with autism spectrum disorders, preparing him or her for the challenges of today’s complicated, ever-changing world and helping your child develop essential social skills. Learn how to: Empower your child to problem-solve on his or her own Teach your child to learn from mistakes rather than feel defeated by them Discipline your child while instilling self-worth Build an alliance with your child's school

Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research, Policy, and Practice


Author: Jonathan Tarbox,Dennis R. Dixon,Peter Sturmey,Johnny L. Matson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1493904019

Category: Psychology

Page: 653

View: 466

Current rates of autism diagnoses have been cause for concern and research as well as rumor and misinformation. Important questions surround the condition: how early can an accurate diagnosis be made? At what age should intervention start? How can parents recognize warning signs? And what causes autism in the first place? There are no easy answers, but the Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders gives researchers, practitioners, and academics the science and guidance to better understand and intervene. Background chapters survey the history of professional understanding of the disorders and the ongoing debate over autism as a single entity or a continuum. Chapters on best methods in screening, assessment, and diagnosis reflect the transition between the DSM-V and older diagnostic criteria. And at the heart of the book, the intervention section ranges from evidence-based strategies for developing core skills to ethical concerns, cultural considerations, and controversial treatments. Included in the Handbook's broad-based coverage: Designing curriculum programs for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Mainstream education for children with ASD. Teaching independent living skills to children with ASD. Social skills and play. Behavioral and mental health disorders in children with ASD. Training and supporting caregivers in evidence-based practices. Teaching cognitive skills to children with ASD. The Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a comprehensive reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and other scientist-practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation, special education, and pediatric medicine.

A Real Boy

A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention, and Recovery


Author: Christina Adams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440684647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3135

Jonah Adams was diagnosed as autistic at two years and eight months. Just a few years later, a doctor refused to believe such a diagnosis could ever have been given to this healthy, happy boy. This is the true story of how Jonah’s mother, Christina, seized his limited window of opportunity for recovery. Detailing how she utilized a combination of a special diet and one-on-one tutoring with speech therapists and behavioral psychologists, Christina shares the entire journey she undertook to give her child a second chance at a full life.

The Autism Book

Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions


Author: Jhoanna Robledo,Dawn Ham-Kucharski

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440628092

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 9995

Answers to more than one hundred of the most frequently asked questions about autism, a disease that affects an estimated one in 250 children. At the age of two, Dawn Ham-Kucharski's son, Alex, was diagnosed with autism, and she was given little hope that he would ever express himself verbally or interact meaningfully with others. But, now at the age of six, Alex is an uplifting autism success story, due to his mother's tireless efforts to seek out an appropriate treatment program, educational plan, and socialization strategy. In The Autism Book, health and parenting journalist S. Jhoanna Robledo and Ham-Kucharski, an impassioned advocate for educational opportunity for autistic children, use their hard-won knowledge and experience to objectively and compassionately answer the most urgent questions of parents and educators of autistic children. The authors offer comprehensive information on diagnoses, causes, manifestations, treatment options, managing emotions, family relationships, parenting and lifestyle issues, education, and common worries.

Early Intervention Practices Around the World


Author: Samuel L. Odom

Publisher: Brookes Pub


Category: Medical

Page: 358

View: 1864

This fascinating book provides a detailed overview of and rationale for early intervention and spotlights effective, innovative practices at work in China, Sweden, Ethiopia, Portugal, India, Israel, Australia, Germany, and more.

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adolescents and Adults

Evidence-based and Promising Interventions


Author: Matt Tincani,Andy Bondy

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 146251717X

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

View: 8279

"We've edited this collection of chapters on evidence-based and promising practices for adults with ASD. During the past 25 years or so there has been a concomitant increase in research and publications regarding the identification, assessment, and education of these children. This heavy focus of on children is understandable given the promise of early identification and intervention. However, there remains a paucity of research and guidelines that focus on the issues that face adults with ASD. We asked a number of the leading researchers to write chapters on critical issues related to the well-being of adults with ASD. Each set of authors was asked to review the current literature associated with a wide array of topics. In addition to reviewing key research, each chapter provides some examples of how specific features and strategies may influence a hypothetical case in terms of practical decision making"--

How Parents Deal with the Education of Their Child on the Autism Spectrum

The Stories and Research They Don’t and Won’t Tell You


Author: Jasmine McDonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462097828

Category: Education

Page: 271

View: 2703

Powerful moral, social justice and political arguments have convinced parents that it is their democratic right to place their children on the autism spectrum into mainstream educational environments so that their children may eventually take up their rightful place in a mainstream adult life. But what is really happening for some of these parents when they try to gain and maintain an appropriate education for their child in these mainstream contexts and beyond? What is the educational experience like for these families who are in the midst of this generational change from historical exclusion to inclusion? Current research indicates that while islands of excellent mainstream inclusive practice do exist the educational experience for many students on the autism spectrum can often be one of hostility, inconsistency and unreliability. Without appropriate understanding of best practice educational methods, these students can present an inordinate educational challenge to both parents and educators alike. How do parents deal with such complex educational profiles? How do they continue to maximize their children’s development over time? What are the barriers that hinder their quest? What are the facilitators that help their quest? To answer these questions, this book provides an in-depth, recent examination of the real life journeys of families who attempted to gain an appropriate education for their children on the autism spectrum including the areas of diagnosis, early intervention, mainstream schooling, home education, segregated schooling and transition to work and further study. Jasmine McDonald BA DipEd MSpecEd (Hons) PhD, is affiliated with the Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. Her current work includes trialling a peer-to-peer mentoring program for tertiary students on the autism spectrum. This program runs at Curtin University in Western Australia and will be replicated and evaluated at the University of Western Australia. The results will eventually be shared through the Australian Government Autism Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) website (http://www.autismcrc.com.au/).

... trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen

Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager


Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641059038

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 4687

Mehrere Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.


A Holistic Approach


Author: Marga Hogenboom

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 178250026X

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 3321

Educating and caring for an autistic child is a severely difficult task, too often associated with frustration and disappointment. As a result, the inner development of children with autism is at times considered to be beyond the reach of parents and carers. This book challenges that assumption, exploring case studies where therapy based on a holistic approach has resulted in marked improvements in the autistic child's behaviour and social integration. With an extended holistic programme, autistic children discover inner self-awareness and self-recognition, leading to first steps in relationships and social skills. The authors describe in detail their own practical experiences, as well as the findings of other experts in the field. This new third edition covers recent developments in diagnostic methods and approaches to treatment, including new case studies and a new chapter looking at the sensory aspect of autism and Sensory Integration Therapy. Well-researched and movingly written, this book has an essential, positive message for all those involved in the care and education of autistic children.

Early Childhood Education


Author: Rebecca A. Vorsah

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149319349X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 4105

Positive thinking is the gateway to success. This book helps to improve knowledge about mastery of one's own expectations, emotions, and practical skills to use in real life situations. Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Early Years Education (EYE) promotes equality for children and creates opportunity for partnership, working to improve quality and consistency for secure foundation, and a better future for all. Parents do not forget this book is equally good for you. Marriage and its problems including parenting are treated in it. Short stories and poems are also included in it.

In addition to the above data, it contains Early Childhood Education sample curriculum, trial past questions and past questions with answers. The past questions are based on Early Childhood Education at both the university and college levels. Early Childhood Education or Early Years Education is paramount to us likewise students' success in their final exams. Calculated steps were taken to address issues related to children. Their rights were taken into consideration and their future prospects are very important to us in each country. The author wrote four (4) books – General Knowledge of English Literature (2) for students and teachers, Early Childhood Education and My Best Picture Book.

In brief, the book covers everything in the curriculum — cognitive, innovation, creativity, social, emotional, language, physical development, child assessment, improvement on existing practice, working with families etc. With the help of this book, you can deal with all kinds of children including the difficult ones without feeling tired of handling them. The book contains a lot. You are invited to get copies of these books and recommend them to people— students, teachers, lecturers, managers, directors, practitioners at crèche, nursery, primary, high schools and parents. Many thanks for purchasing the books. Your service is highly appreciated.

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies appropriations, fiscal year 2008


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 881

View: 1951

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2008

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session on H.R. 3043/S. 1710, an Act Making Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008, and for Other Purposes


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 881

View: 1638