Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Author: Pamela Lewis
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843108097
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This workbook is designed for parents of children with developmental disabilities. It offers step-by-step instructions for drawing up and implementing behaviour plans that successfully address and improve challenging behaviours. The book is full of checklists and activities to monitor and assess behaviours and track a child's development.

Homespun Remedies

Author: Dion Betts
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424847
Format: PDF, ePub
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`Written by professionals, who also have personal experience of living with a child with special needs, this book offers solutions to specific difficulties commonly experienced by children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). From hair cuts to homework, the solutions offered revolve around core principles of providing predictability and structure whilst utilizing visual prompts where possible.' - youthinmind.co.uk `Homespun remedies is a useful source of reference for anyone living or working with a child with ASD. It is presented in a practical and easy reading style, on a topic that can be complex and very difficult to understand at times. Some of the common daily problems facing children with ASDs are touched on in a clear and simple manner and parents may find comfort and reassurance in reading other parents' experiences of these.' -The Frontline of Learning Disability, Autumn 2006 `The book has an easy-to-read style, and can either be read straight through or dipped into for advice. It gives a good impression of the variety of difficulties families with ASD have to cope with, and how to overcome or cope with them.' - Education Otherwise `Betts and Patrick have successfully managed to describe many handy hints used by parents of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder that have proved valuable in understanding better the implications of disorders of communication, social relatedness, and self regulation found in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They give many examples of simple interventions that parents can use to help their child with ASD to cope better with the daily demands made on the child, to reduce stress and to make more sense of the world... Homespun Remedies is easy and enjoyable to read and it will help parents/carers and those unfamiliar with ASD to gain an introductory picture of what it means to live with ASD and how to remedy some of the difficulties associated with it.' - Support for Learning `This useful book, in jargon free, plain english, covers issues concerning all problem areas. It is suitable for anyone involved with the care of children. It is ideal for child minders with no previous experience in this field, who are asked to care for a child in the Autistic Spectrum, this book is an expert on hand'. - National Child Minding Organisation `The book itself provides original and creative approaches to supporting children with autistic spectrum disorders in their homes and communities'. - Current Awareness Service Homespun Remedies provides creative, practical strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to function effectively at home and in the community. Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick offer sensible and specific approaches to tackling day-to-day problems faced by parents and carers, such as bathing, feeding, haircuts, and shopping. The book is split into four parts, covering home life, community, hygiene, and schools and organizations, and common problem areas are listed alphabetically and supplemented with 'homespun' tips and advice. The book is peppered with vignettes and stories of real-life situations and successes. This accessible resource encourages parents and carers to think in autism - to take the perspective of an ASD child and work to make their environment a friendlier place. Homespun Remedies advocates small and simple changes that result in big improvements in the quality of life for children, their families and carers.

Create a Reward Plan for your Child with Asperger Syndrome

Author: John Smith
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427558
Format: PDF
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Reward plans encourage positive behaviour using the incentive of earning rewards. This book provides a thorough nuts-and-bolts guide to creating a reward plan for your child with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to help him or her develop positive behaviours, such as social and communication skills. John Smith, Jane Donlan and their son Bob, who was diagnosed with AS at age eight, explain the importance of keeping a reward plan positive, specific and challenging enough to be stimulating. Helping your child to learn about positive behaviour while gaining a sense of achievement, a reward plan increases self-esteem, confidence and independence. Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome is full of advice and practical suggestions for how to tailor a reward plan to meet your child's specific needs.

Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest

Author: Nancy Perry
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109042
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book shows that with appropriate lifelong care, it is possible for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and fulfilling adult lives. It provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with ASDs need to live independently.

Creating Loving Attachments

Author: Kim S. Golding
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849052271
Format: PDF, Docs
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Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy.

Parenting Matters

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309388570
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.

Teaching Theory of Mind

Author: Kirstina Ordetx
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058970
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides an innovative, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing basic Theory of Mind skills. Containing twelve lesson plans and 220 cut-out-and-keep cards, it is an essential resource for teachers and other education professionals.

Helping Children to Build Self Esteem

Author: Deborah Plummer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846426094
Format: PDF, ePub
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This second edition of the highly successful Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem is packed with fun and effective activities to help children develop and maintain healthy self-esteem. New and updated material has been added including a section on running parent groups alongside children's groups, as well as a brand new layout, fresh illustrations, an expanded theoretical section and extra activities. Based on the author's extensive clinical experience, this activities book will equip and support teaching staff, therapists and carers in encouraging feelings of competence and self-worth in children and their families. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for both older and younger children and children with learning difficulties. This fully photocopiable resource is invaluable for anyone looking for creative, practical ways of nurturing self-esteem in children.

Parent Led CBT for Child Anxiety

Author: Cathy Creswell
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462527809
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Parents can play a strong role in helping their children overcome anxiety disorders--given the right tools. This innovative, research-based book shows clinicians how to teach parents cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to use with their 5- to 12-year-old. Session-by-session guidelines are provided for giving parents the skills to promote children's flexible thinking and independent problem solving, help them face specific fears, and tackle accompanying difficulties, such as sleep problems and school refusal. User-friendly features include illustrative case studies, sample scripts, advice on combining face-to-face sessions with telephone support, and pointers for overcoming roadblocks. Several parent handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.