A Practical Guide to Autism

Author: Fred R. Volkmar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470502617
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Autism is in the public spotlight now more than ever as new research and information appears almost daily. Although in many ways this is a positive development it also presents challenges to families and practitioners who want to keep up with the latest developments and are left to sift through new information by themselves to see what is credible and relevant for them.Each of us needs a personal research assistant who can determine which information we need to pay attention to and let us know how it might affect our daily work and the children we are living with or serve. Since we each don’t have our own research assistants on staff, I am delighted to recommend this wonderful book by Fred Volkmar and Lisa Wiesner. Both of these talented professional leaders have combined their scientific skills and understanding of the field with great practical experience and ideas about how research can be translated into clinical practice. The result is a book that provides the best and most comprehensive information about recent scientific developments and a splendid practical guide for how they are being implemented and what we are learning in the process. The issues are presented in all of their complexity but translated into language that is clear, direct, and easy to follow. The format also lends itself to understanding the complex issues and their implications through excellent charts, question and answer sections, and chapters that vary from describing diagnostic issues to stating very specifically how to expand and evaluate the services one is receiving. The comprehensive references and lists of additional resources also add greatly to the overall package. As a professional dedicated to understanding scientific advances and helping families and teachers to utilize them most effectively, I am very pleased to have an ally like this book available. I am very grateful to the authors for providing a very credible, practical, and relevant addition to our field to help the many advocates and family practitioners to better understand the exciting new developments and how they can be implemented in our day to day work. Those taking the time to read through this superb volume will find it time well spent that pays back dividends in many different ways. —FOREWORD by Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D., Professor and Director of TEACCH, Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Schau mich an

Author: John Elder Robison
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783771643775
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Skurriler Selbsterfahrungsbericht über die Kindheit und Jugend eines amerikanischen Aussenseiters, der - ohne es zu wissen - am Asberger Syndrom leidet und besondere Defizite und Begabungen hat.

A Parent s Guide to High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Second Edition

Author: Sally Ozonoff
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462518699
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many tens of thousands of parents have found the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable guide. Leading experts show how you can work with your child's unique impairments--and harness his or her capabilities. Vivid stories and real-world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. You'll learn how ASD is diagnosed and what treatments and educational supports really work. Updated with the latest research and resources, the second edition clearly explains the implications of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes.

Essential Clinical Guide to Understanding and Treating Autism

Author: Fred R. Volkmar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119427126
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Coauthored by the premier expert on autism in the United States and an experienced academic and practicing pediatrician, this volume provides concise and practical information based on the most up-to-date research and clinical experience for primary care givers around the world. Showing clinicians how to most effectively use evidence-based techniques, this invaluable guide offers primary-care providers access to expert, current research and practice guidelines allowing them to confidently support children who present with symptoms of autism.

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Assessment Interventions and Policy

Author: Fred R. Volkmar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118282205
Format: PDF, Docs
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The latest and most comprehensive resource on autism and relateddisorders Since the original edition was first published more than aquarter-century ago, The Handbook of Autism and PervasiveDevelopmental Disorders has been the most influential referencework in the field. Volume 2 of this comprehensive workincludes a wealth of information from the experts in theirrespective specialities within the larger field of autism studies:Assessment, Interventions, and Social Policy Perspectives. Within the three sections found in Volume 2, readers willfind in-depth treatment of: Screening for autism in young children; diagnostic instrumentsin autism spectrum disorders (ASD); clinical evaluation inmultidisciplinary settings; assessing communications in ASD; andbehavioral assessment of individuals with autism, including currentpractice and future directions Interventions for infants and toddlers at risk; comprehensivetreatment models for children and youth with ASD; targetedinterventions for social communication symptoms in preschoolerswith ASD; augmentative and alternative communication; interventionsfor challenging behaviors; supporting mainstream educationalsuccess; supporting inclusion education; promoting recreationalengagement in children with ASD; social skills interventions; andemployment and related services for adults with ASD Supporting adult independence in the community for individualswith high functioning ASD; supporting parents, siblings, andgrandparents of people with ASD; and evidence-based psychosocialinterventions for individuals with ASD Special topic coverage such as autism across cultures; autismin the courtroom; alternative treatments; teacher and professionaltraining guidelines; economic aspects of autism; and considerationof alternative treatments The new edition includes the relevant updates to help readersstay abreast of the state of this rapidly evolving field and givesthem a guide to separate the wheat from the chaff as informationabout autism proliferates.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Author: Lindsey Biel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101429365
Format: PDF, Docs
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BRAND NEW FOR 2018: A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges "At least, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever. In this book, you'll learn: *How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings * Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more *"Sensory diet" activities" that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Parenting tips for handling discpline, transitions, and behavioral issues *How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart" *How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly * Ways to empower your child and teen in the world * Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***

Autismus als Kontextblindheit

Author: Peter Vermeulen
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647490105
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Untersuchungen in Europa, Kanada und den USA ergaben, dass bei sechs bis sieben von tausend Personen eine Autismus-Spektrum-Störung (ASS) diagnostiziert wird. Was bedeutet das? Mit »Autismus als Kontextblindheit« beschreibt Peter Vermeulen eine neue Sichtweise zum Autismus-Verständnis. Seine Kernaussage lautet: Menschen mit Autismus zeigen in der Wahrnehmung ihrer objektbezogenen und sozialen Umwelt Probleme bei der schnellen, vorbewussten, intuitiven Erfassung und Nutzung von Kontextinformation. Dieses im Vergleich zu anderen Menschen herabgesetzte Gespür für Kontext ist hirnorganisch begründet und erklärt die autistischen Besonderheiten in Wahrnehmung, sozialer Interaktion, Kommunikation und Denken. Peter Vermeulen knüpft (kritisch) an viele bestehende neurokognitive Erklärungsansätze an und untermauert und belegt seine Thesen mit zahlreichen wissenschaftlichen Untersuchungsergebnissen, aber auch mit Beispielen aus seiner langjährigen praktischen Erfahrung mit Menschen aus dem Autismus-Spektrum. Allgemeinverständlich und unterhaltsam geschrieben eröffnet das Buch Betreuern, Lehrern, Begleitern und Eltern von Menschen mit Autismus neue Sichtweisen. Es zeigt Strategien zur Kompensation bzw. Hinweise und Beispiele für eine autismusfreundliche Gestaltung der Umwelt und gibt so neue Impulse für den Alltag der Betroffenen.