A Picture s Worth

Author: Andy Bondy
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ISBN: 9781606130155
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A Picture's Worth examines verbal communication development and how autism impedes development of these skills and can cause frustration that can lead to problem behaviors. The authors demonstrate how providing many of the communication options described in this book—PECS and the other augmentative and alternative communication strategies (AAC)— can significantly reduce a child or student's frustration and enhance learning. This new edition cites encouraging research that proves PECS (and other AAC strategies) doesn't interfere with the development of speaking skills, and actually can provide a boost to the acquisition of these skills. There's also expanded information on: • Deciding whether a child needs AAC and could benefit from PECS • Who is an appropriate candidate for PECS • How to correct errors during the initial stages of PECS • How to choose which challenging behaviors to eliminate • What to do when a child does not look at pictures This practical guide makes it easy for parents and therapists to get started using this low-tech strategy to help people with autism of all ages to develop effective communication skills!

A Picture s Worth

Author: Andy Bondy
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ISBN: 9780933149960
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents in detail the Picture Exchange Communication System - pictures used by a child to express needs and desires without needing a prompt from another person, as well as an overview of other augmentative and alternative communication systems.

Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community

Author: Jennifer L. Savner
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 096725146X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Making Visual Supports Work is exploding with practical ideas for daily living with a child with Asperger Syndrome. It is an easy read that empowers parents to use everyday items to create simple, effective visual supports. A "must" for any parent who wants to have less conflict and more fun.

Jumpstarting Communication Skills in Children with Autism

Author: Mary Jane Weiss
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ISBN: 9781890627706
Format: PDF, ePub
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When children's communication skills lag, all areas of learning and socialisation are affected. This book describes how an ABA approach can help children aged 2 to 10 years who have significant communication problems -- difficulty making requests, perseverative speech, a lack of fluency in conversational exchanges, trouble reading others' signals, and more -- learn to understand and use speech and language. Enriched by case studies, this straightforward and information-packed book examines using the Applied Verbal Behaviour (AVB) method to tackle a wide variety of communication problems typical of children with autism. In a nutshell, AVB consists of observing and analysing a child's communication behaviours, breaking them down into functions, and then teaching and reinforcing needed skills. AVB strategies and the other methods profiled (PECS, sign language, video modelling, scripts, social stories, etc.,) can greatly boost a child's understanding of verbal and non-verbal communication, and help him improve his expressive abilities. The authors provide helpful suggestions on how parents can support this process and teach and reinforce communication skills at home. With this book parents and professionals can help young kids, both those with and without speech, expand their communication abilities and opportunities, enabling greater inclusion and progress in daily activities.

The Picture Exchange Communication System Training Manual

Author: Lori Frost
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ISBN: 9781928598053
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents an updated description of The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). It begins with a discussion of the "big picture," or the authors view on the importance of laying the foundation for communication training by systematically structuring the learning environment (be it in the home, community or school). This approach, The Pyramid Approach to Education, embraces the principals of broad-spectrum applied behavior analysis and emphasizes the development of functional communication skills, independent of communication modality. The Pyramid Approach is one of the few approaches that encourages creativity and innovation on the teacher's part through databased decision making.

The TEACCH Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Gary B. Mesibov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306486474
Format: PDF, Docs
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- Professionals can be trained in the program and its methods - Translates scientific knowledge so that practitioners and parents can easily understand the current state of knowledge - Offers strategies that can be tailored to an individual's unique developmental and functional level - Advises parents on how to become involved in all phases of intervention as collaborators, co-therapists, and advocates. - Details how the program can be introduced and adapted for individuals of all ages, from preschooler to adult

Who s Afraid of AAC

Author: Alison Battye
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351699296
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Who's Afraid of AAC? is a clear and concise guide to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in the UK and will be an essential resource for all Speech and Language Therapists, educators, parents and carers supporting children with non-verbal communication. This book sets out to demystify AAC by demonstrating that you already have the skills necessary to use AAC successfully. Key features include: an overview of the different types of AAC analysis of the best available approaches tools to give you the context you need to make specific recommendations and choices thorough sections on different settings including Home, Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools so that guidance is relevant to individual needs numerous practical examples, templates and activities to help you implement AAC in all settings summaries of recent research and hot topics including eye-gaze technology, using AAC in exams, and internet safety so that you have the most up-to-date guidance at your fingertips. Created by a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in AAC training for therapists, educators, and individuals with communication needs, as well as parents and carers, this is the only book of its kind written for a UK audience.

Solve Common Teaching Challenges in Children with Autism

Author: Lara Delmolino
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781606132531
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Even veteran teachers of students with autism sometimes need help to determine why their instructional methods are not getting the desired results. In this book behaviour and education experts describe 8 potential problem areas, and offer teaching strategies to promote successful learning: Motivation (appropriate reinforcement). Manding (requesting & responding skills). Learning-to-Learn (prerequisite skills). Prompting (physical guidance, gesturing, verbal instruction). Language Environment (comprehension aid or distraction?). Learning Opportunities (quality over quantity). Individualizing Instruction (meet students needs). Skills & Goals (meaningful & purposeful). Each chapter offers an illustrative case study, a critical examination of why the problem arises, and practical instructional solutions. Additional material within chapters -- a table, glossary, checklist, Q & A, chart, or form -- helps readers to further assess the issue. Educators, therapists, and parents familiar with ABA methods will feel empowered by this handy guide and reinvigorated to solve their teaching challenges.

Developing Talents

Author: Temple Grandin
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575284
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Examines career opportunities for men and women with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism, providing information on job responsibilities, training requirements, difficulty level, and necessary social and communication skills.

Meeting the Needs of Students with Special Physical and Health Care Needs

Author: Jennifer Leigh Hill
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780132626019
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In addition to providing the most comprehensive coverage of physical and health-related disabilities, this book also demonstrates how these disabilities effect the children and others around them. The author examines the lifelong educational implications of children and young adults with special physical and health needs in a way that is practical, informative, and applicable in today's schools. Both special and general education teachers will find the complete descriptions of each condition and the multitude of teaching tips extremely helpful. Specific intervention strategies for teachers and other helping professionals are presented for a variety of settings, with particular attention given to the general education classroom. Provides coverage of children with special needs and of children with normal conditions who develop health problems (cancer, eating disorders, fractures, etc.). Examines current American litigation, legislation, and relevant policies involving children with special physical and health care needs in addition to the importance of school-based policies that are well developed and appropriate for these children.