A Kid's Book on Making Friends with a Child who Has an Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Author: Joanna L. Keating-Velasco
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
Seeing children at the playground and in the park playing games, ten-year-old Chelsea explains how her severe autism makes it difficult to get to know other children and compares her problems with common issues all children face.
Using the Affects Model to Promote Positive Behaviour
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Author: Caroline Smith
This text provides an original multi-element approach leading to planned individual interventions. Drawn from the author's extensive knowledge of autism it enables those living and working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to jointly plan for change. This resource will: provide an overview of the behaviours of children with autism explore the underlying reasons why children with autism act and react as they do consider quite carefully who is impacted by the behaviour of the child with autism with what outcomes for emotional well-being explore how to make a difference in the shorter term by using the Keep It Simple (KIP) model help you to implement a unique and individual intervention plan for the child with autism using the AFFECTS plan
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Author: Jennifer Bloink
Category: Health & Fitness
This is a book for all ages. I have volumes of various well-meaning books about case histories and cures for Autism Spectrum Disorder; all very thick and geared towards the parents, teachers and therapists working with this unusual situation. There is nothing that I know of which speaks to the general public about Autism in a simple, yet meaningful message. If the current statistics are accurate, all of us will know someone with autism within the next ten years or sooner unless a cure is found.
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Author: Gavriela Powers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A is for Autism is a fun, easy-to-read booklet designed to help adults and children understand the rewards and challenges of Autism. Take a rhyming adventure through the alphabet and discover an awareness into a special world!
A Child's View
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Author: Amy E. Sturkey
Does your child have a friend, family member or class mate who has autism? Would you like your child or the children in your classroom to understand more about autism? Are you looking for an engaging way to start a dialogue about autism?This book uses a simple ABC format to teach about autism. With delightful illustrations, this book teaches, from a child's perspective, the typical traits that many people with autism share.I invite you to read this story interactively with your child. You can playfully try flapping and rocking with the child in this story. Ask your child to look deeply into your eyes to see if it is uncomfortable for him, too. Encourage discussions of how you or people you love might be like the child in this book. You might compare and contrast how the child in this book is similar or different from a person you know on the spectrum. This book provides wonderful opportunities to discuss how to be a friend of a child with autism. The simple action plan at the conclusion of the book will help give guidance to a child who wants to be a friend of someone on the autistic spectrum. As a pediatric physical therapist, I work with many children on the spectrum. I often see misinformation about autism and well-meaning, but misguided, attempts to interact with people on the spectrum. I believe knowledge helps break down barriers and encourages kindness and patience. Helping children understand autism at a young age is powerful. Reading this book will change the life of your child and the lives of people on the autistic spectrum that your child meets now and in the future.
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Author: Kristi Gaines,Angela Bourne,Michelle Pearson,Mesha Kleibrink
Winner of the 2017 IDEC Book Award, 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Book Category), 2017 American Society of Interior Designers Joel Polsky Prize and the 2016 International Interior Design Association TXOK Research Award Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Drawing on the latest research in the fields of environmental psychology and education, the authors show you how architecture and interior spaces can positively influence individuals with neurodiversities by modifying factors such as color, lighting, space organization, textures, acoustics, and ventilation. Now you can design homes, therapeutic environments, work environments, and outdoor spaces to encourage growth and learning for the projected 500,000 children with ASD (in the United States alone) who are expected to reach adulthood by 2024. Topics discussed include: -Environmental design theories -Symptoms of ASD -Sensory processing deficits -Design needs of individuals on the spectrum at all ages -Design methods and solutions for spaces, including residential, learning, work, and therapeutic environments encompassing a wide range of budgets -Designing for self-actualization, well-being, and a high quality of life for the duration of an individual's life -Avenues for healthy living and aging in place -Biophilic design -Environmental impact on well-being -Strategies to promote active living as an integral part of the welfare focus.
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Author: Johnny L. Matson
Autism spectrum disorder has received increasing research in recent years, with more information on assessment and treatment than can be readily assimilated from primary literature by clinicians. Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders summarizes evidence-based assessments and intervention for Autism across the life-span, providing clinicians with a practical overview of how best to assess and treat this disorder. The book begins with a discussion of what warrants a determination of being "evidence based" and a description of the disorder from a life span perspective. The book also provides a chapter on differential diagnosis of autism relative to other disorders. What follows are separate sections on assessment and intervention. These chapters discuss first how to assess and then separately how to treat behavioral problems, communication and social skills issues, academic and vocational skills, and the use of pharmacology and an assessment of possible pharmacological effects. Intended for practitioners assessing and treating children with developmental delays, the book provides clinicians with best practices for assessing and treating delays associated with autism. Covers the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders Covers the lifespan Focuses on evidence-based assessment and treatment
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Author: Elizabeth B Torres,Anne M Donnellan
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is portrayed as cognitive and social disorders. Undoubtedly, impairments in communication and restricted-repetitive behaviors that now define the disorders have a profound impact on social interactions. But can we go beyond the descriptive, observational nature of this definition and objectively measure that amalgamate of motions and sensations that we call behavior? In this Research Topic we bring movement and its sensation to the forefront of autism research, diagnosis, and treatment. We gather researchers across disciplines with the unifying goal of recognizing movement and sensory disturbances as core symptoms of the disorder. We also hear confirmation from the perspective of autism self-advocates and parents. Those important sources of evidence along with the research presented in this topic demonstrate without a doubt that profound movement and sensory differences do exist in ASD and that they are quantifiable. The work presented in this Research Topic shows us that quantifiable differences in movements have a better chance than current observational techniques to help us uncover subtle solutions that the nervous system with autism has already spontaneously self-discovered and utilized in daily living. Where the naked eye would miss the unique subtleties that help each individual cope, instrumentation and fine kinematic analyses of motions help us uncover inherent capacities and predispositions of the person with autism. The work presented in this topic helps us better articulate through the voices of parents and self-advocates those sensory motor differences that current inventories could not possibly uncover. These differences are seldom perceived as they take place at timescales and frequencies that fall largely beneath our conscious awareness. To the person in the spectrum living with this disorder and to the caregiver creating accommodations to help the affected loved one, these subtleties are very familiar though. Indeed they are often used in clever ways to facilitate daily routines. We have waited much too long in science to listen to the very people that we are trying to define, understand and help. Being autism a social problem by definition, it is remarkable that not a single diagnosis inventory measures the dyadic social interaction that takes place between the examiner and the examinees. Indeed we have conceived the autistic person within a social context where we are incapable –by definition– of accepting those differences. The burden is rather placed on the affected person to whom much too often we refer to in the third person as “non-verbal, without intentionality, without empathy or emotions, without a theory of mind”, among other purely psychological guesses. It is then too easy and shockingly allowed to “reshape” that person, to mold that person to better conform to our social expectations and to extinguish “behaviors” that are socially unacceptable, even through the use of aversive punishing reinforcement techniques if need be. And yet none of those techniques have had a single shred of objective scientific evidence of their effectiveness. We have not objectively measured once, nor have we physiologically characterized once any of those perceived features that we so often use to observationally define what we may think the autistic phenotype may be. We have not properly quantified, beyond paper-and-pencil methods, the effectiveness of interventions in autism. Let us not forget when we do our science, that we are all part of the broad human spectrum.
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Author: The Students of Limpsfield Grange School,Vicky Martin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
M. That's what I'd like you to call me please. I'll tell you why later. Welcome to M's world. It's tipsy-turvy, sweet and sour, and the beast of anxiety lurks outside classrooms ready to pounce. M just wants to be like other teenagers her age who always know what to say and what to do. So why does it feel like she lives on a different plane of existence to everyone else? Written by the students of Limpsfield Grange, a school for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder with communication and interaction difficulties, M is for Autism draws on real life experiences to create a heartfelt and humorous novel that captures the highs and lows of being different in a world of normal.