Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Olʹga Bogdashina
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843102670
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Providing a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impairments specific to autism, Olga Bogdashina explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. She stresses the importance of identifying each autistic individual's nonverbal language - which can be visual, tactile, kinaesthetic, auditory, olfactory or gustatory - with a view to establish a shared means of verbal communication. She offers an explanation of why certain approaches, for example PECS, might work with some autistic children but not others. Offering real insights, the `What They Say' sections enable the reader to see through the eyes of autistic individuals and to understand their language differences first hand. `What We Can Do to Help' sections throughout the book give practical recommendations on what to do in order to help autistic individuals use their natural mechanisms to learn and develop social and communicative skills. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention issues with practical recommendations for selecting appropriate methods and techniques to enhance communication, based on the specific mode of communication a person uses.

Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Olʹga Bogdashina
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843102670
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Providing a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impairments specific to autism, Olga Bogdashina explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. She stresses the importance of identifying each autistic individual's nonverbal language - which can be visual, tactile, kinaesthetic, auditory, olfactory or gustatory - with a view to establish a shared means of verbal communication. She offers an explanation of why certain approaches, for example PECS, might work with some autistic children but not others. Offering real insights, the `What They Say' sections enable the reader to see through the eyes of autistic individuals and to understand their language differences first hand. `What We Can Do to Help' sections throughout the book give practical recommendations on what to do in order to help autistic individuals use their natural mechanisms to learn and develop social and communicative skills. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention issues with practical recommendations for selecting appropriate methods and techniques to enhance communication, based on the specific mode of communication a person uses.

Dasha s Journal

Author: T. O. Daria
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427886
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Just a few weeks old, Dasha the cat found herself in a family with an autistic child. The publication of Temple Grandin's book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviour turned the household into a research laboratory, with the humans observing Dasha's behaviours and the cat experimenting with the `human guinea pigs'. The feline perspective provides a new outlook on autism conditions, challenging long established stereotypes and analysing controversies in the field with an unbiased attitude and humour. The text is interspersed with Dasha's 'wisdoms', 'research notes' and definitions of concepts based on her own understanding, such as 'A pet shop is a place where humans come to be adopted by the animals who are brave enough to take a responsibility of looking after them.' Dasha's Journal provides research-based information in an amusing and accessible form and makes serious and complicated issues such as sensory perception, memory, communication, savant skills and challenging behaviours in autism easily understandable for the general reader.

Autismus

Author: Kristin Snippe
Publisher: Schulz-Kirchner Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3824809990
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Kommunikations- und Sprachstörungen sind Kernmerkmale bei Kindern mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen. Auch wenn die Symptome im Einzelfall sehr unterschiedlich sein können, ist die Fähigkeit, angemessen und wirkungsvoll kommunizieren zu können, bei allen Betroffenen mehr oder weniger stark eingeschränkt. Das Spektrum reicht dabei von einem völligen Fehlen verbaler Fähigkeiten bis hin zu einem formal korrekten, aber kommunikativ unpassenden Gebrauch der Verbal- und Schriftsprache. Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die aktuell diskutierten Theorien zur Entstehung und Entwicklung autistischer Störungen und leitet daraus Konsequenzen für die Sprach- und Kommunikationstherapie ab. Es vermittelt:-Grundlagen für die sprachtherapeutische Diagnostik bei Autismus- Spektrum-Störungen mit allen möglichen Symptomausprägungen-einen Überblick über die Therapieansätze und -methoden bei Autismus sowie deren Evidenznachweise und kritische Betrachtung-einen Einblick in die Möglichkeiten der Sprach- und Kommunikationstherapie anhand vieler Praxisbeispiele und TherapieschilderungenDie Autorin empfiehlt keinen "Königsweg" der Therapie, der grundsätzlich bei Autismus zu gehen wäre - das kann wegen der unterschiedlichen Symp tomausprägungen auch nicht sinnvoll sein. Stattdessen ermutigt sie die Leser dazu, ein individuell ausgerichtetes und symptomspezifisches Vorgehen zu wählen. Die kenntnis- und detailreiche Darstellung motiviert dazu, sich patientenorientiert mit den aktuellen unterschiedlichen Diagnose- und Therapieansätzen auseinanderzusetzen.

Theory of Mind and the Triad of Perspectives on Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Olga Bogdashina
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846422515
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Inspired by the often uncomfortable interplay between autistic individuals, parents and professionals in understanding autistic spectrum conditions, Olga Bogdashina uses the concept of Theory of Mind (ToM) to consider these groups' different (and often conflicting) perspectives. ToM is the ability to imagine and make judgements about what others feel and think; its absence in autistic individuals is called 'mindblindness'. This book addresses the 'mindblindness' of people united in their interest in autism but divided by their different angles and perspectives. Divided into four parts, the book first defines autism, then the views of the three main groups working with it - autistic individuals, parents and professionals - under the headings of classifications, diagnosis, causes, development, theories and treatment. By comparing and reconciling the different perspectives in this way, the book helps each group to understand and predict each other's responses and behaviours. This enlightening and innovative book offers a unique way of 'stepping in each other's shoes' and is a valuable resource for all people living or working with autism.

Autism and Spirituality

Author: Olga Bogdashina
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 085700591X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Olga Bogdashina argues persuasively that, contrary to popular belief, spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research from fields as diverse as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, neuroscience and religion, as well as first-hand experiences of people on the spectrum, she shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives and vice versa. She presents a coherent framework for understanding the routes of spiritual development and 'spiritual giftedness' within this group, offering insights that will inform understanding of how to support and nurture spiritual wellbeing in people with ASDs. This book gives a voice to both verbal and non-verbal individuals on the autism spectrum whose spiritual experiences, though often unconventional, are meaningful and profound. It is essential reading for all those interested in the spiritual wellbeing of this group, including pastoral carers and counsellors, ministers of religion, spiritual leaders, parents and carers and individuals on the autism spectrum.

The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language

Author: Miriam Faust
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444345885
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This handbook provides a comprehensive review of new developments in the study of the relationship between the brain and language, from the perspectives of both basic research and clinical neuroscience. Includes contributions from an international team of leading figures in brain-language research Features a novel emphasis on state-of-the-art methodologies and their application to the central questions in the brain-language relationship Incorporates research on all parts of language, from syntax and semantics to spoken and written language Covers a wide range of issues, including basic level and high level linguistic functions, individual differences, and neurologically intact and different clinical populations

Children Without Language

Author: Laurent Danon-Boileau
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195175026
Format: PDF
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Communication and language disorders are often considered from one particular point of view - either psychological or neurological. Danon-Boileau argues that this is a serious mistake. He emphasizes that a child's trouble can stem from a variety of causes: neurological problems similar to those of aphasia, cognitive impairments, and psychological disorders, and, thus, the interaction of these elements needs to be taken into account. In precise case studies, Danon-Boileau describes the situations he has confronted and traces the causes of changes in the child when they happen. Combining linguistic, cognitive, and psycholanalytic approaches, Children without Language provides a unique perspective on speech and communication disorders in children and will be an essential volume for speech therapists, developmental psychologists, linguistics scholars and anyone wishing to reflect seriously on why we speak and how communication occurs.

Supporting pupils on the Autism Spectrum in Secondary Schools

Author: Carolyn Canavan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317667298
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written to meet the needs of teaching assistants and learning support assistants, this book provides a practical toolkit for supporting students on the autistic spectrum in mainstream secondary schools. The book offers a clear, jargon free explanation of autism spectrum conditions and examines the difficulties arising from these conditions and how they can impact on students’ learning. Addressing issues which arise on a daily basis, it is full of practical advice and strategies for supporting students socially and academically across all areas of the curriculum. Features include: templates to scaffold students’ comprehension and learning in different subject areas forms to help with information collection and evaluation advice on supporting students through examinations examples and case studies to illustrate how the strategies described work in practice Packed with photocopiable resources that can be adapted to suit individual students’ needs, this book is essential reading for teaching assistants that want to help their students’ on the autistic spectrum to reach their full potential.

Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Olga Bogdashina
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843101666
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This book will assist practitioners who work with autistic people to comprehend sensory perceptual differences in autism. Strategies for dealing with sensory integration dysfunction are presented in a manner that can easily be understood by practitioners and carers.