How to Develop and Implement Visual Supports

Author: Theresa L. Earles-Vollrath
Publisher: Pro-Ed
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Describes many types of visual supports and visual strategies that support informational, behavioral, and communication necessary in the education of students with autism spectrum disorders.

Activity Schedules for Children with Autism

Author: Lynn E. McClannahan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781606130032
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"A revolutionary teaching tool, an activity schedule is a set of pictures and/or words that cue children and adults to perform tasks, engage in activities, or enjoy rewards. For example, activity schedules can help a person do laundry, talk to a classmate, or play with toys. This new edition of the bestselling guide for families and professionals covers all the exciting successes and far-reaching impacts of using activity schedules--increased independence, social interaction, self-management--and provides the reader with step-by-step guidance for creating and implementing them"--Cover, p. 4.

Everyday Education

Author: Pernille Dyrbjerg
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425967
Format: PDF, Docs
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Visual support aids can be highly effective tools for increasing levels of communication and independence in children with autism, who often have difficulty interpreting spoken language and non-verbal facial expressions. Fully illustrated with inspiring examples, Everyday Education provides a wealth of ideas for creating visual support aids for children on the autism spectrum. Photographs and clear, practical explanations describe how these tools can be arranged helpfully around the home for the child to use. The authors describe how visual support aids can be used in all kinds of everyday situations, from labelling - for example, sticking a picture of a dinner plate with a knife and fork to the chair in which the child sits at meal times - to putting together a pictorial activities schedule for the child to refer to. This fun and encouraging book will be a valuable source of ideas for parents of children with autism and professionals working with them.

Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism

Author: Caroline I. Magyar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441963031
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recent years have witnessed a marked increase both in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and those placed alongside their typically developing peers in general education classrooms. These events bring with them a plethora of challenges, particularly in the areas of program design and educational practices. Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism offers systematic, evidence-based guidelines—as well as tools, checklists, and other resources—for creating effective learning environments for students across the autism spectrum and the grade span. Planning, development, implementation, and continuous evaluation are examined in detail in this practical volume, which features: An overview of the ASDs, with an emphasis on effective educational practice. In-depth discussion of the ASD Program Development and Evaluation Protocol. A staff training model for personnel working with students with ASD. A detailed framework for student support teams and family-school collaboration. Specific guidelines for conducting needs assessments and student evaluations. • Case examples of applications of the protocol on the program, school, and regional levels. Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism is a uniquely rigorous and thorough reference benefiting school psychologists and special education professionals as well as those in allied educational and mental health fields, including clinical child, school, and developmental psychologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals working with children with autism.

Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community

Author: Jennifer L. Savner
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 096725146X
Format: PDF
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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.

Visual Strategies for Improving Communication

Author: Linda A. Hodgdon
Publisher: Quirkroberts Pub
ISBN: 9780961678616
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Practical supports for school and home: contains interactions for students who experience autism and other moderate to severe communication disorders. A "how-to" book, designed to assist teachers, speech-language pathologists, and parents in devising solutions to the communication and self-management challenges that are common to these students. Full of examples and illustrations, this book describes specific strategies that capitalize on the visual strengths and learning style of this population. Covers topics: autism, communication disorder, Fragile X, attention-deficit disorder, behavior disorder, learning disability, pervasive developmental disorder, language delay or disorder, comprehension problems, auditory processing disorder, hearing impairment, aphasia, developmental delay, emotional impairment, speech disorder, mental impairment, traumatic brain injury, down syndrome, multi-handicapped ... etc.

Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Jonathan Tarbox
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1493904019
Format: PDF
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Current rates of autism diagnoses have been cause for concern and research as well as rumor and misinformation. Important questions surround the condition: how early can an accurate diagnosis be made? At what age should intervention start? How can parents recognize warning signs? And what causes autism in the first place? There are no easy answers, but the Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders gives researchers, practitioners, and academics the science and guidance to better understand and intervene. Background chapters survey the history of professional understanding of the disorders and the ongoing debate over autism as a single entity or a continuum. Chapters on best methods in screening, assessment, and diagnosis reflect the transition between the DSM-V and older diagnostic criteria. And at the heart of the book, the intervention section ranges from evidence-based strategies for developing core skills to ethical concerns, cultural considerations, and controversial treatments. Included in the Handbook's broad-based coverage: Designing curriculum programs for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Mainstream education for children with ASD. Teaching independent living skills to children with ASD. Social skills and play. Behavioral and mental health disorders in children with ASD. Training and supporting caregivers in evidence-based practices. Teaching cognitive skills to children with ASD. The Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a comprehensive reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and other scientist-practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation, special education, and pediatric medicine.

Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers

Author: Lisa Rogers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008498
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Visual supports have been proven to be a highly effective way to communicate with, and teach, a student with an autism spectrum disorder or other learning difficulty. This book is packed with simple, effective tools to assist in the education of students with special education needs. They can be adapted to be used with young children and older learners with a range of educational needs, including nonverbal learners. Based on the author's years of teaching experience, the book covers how the classroom environment is laid out, how to use schedules and time planning aids, different education approaches and the teaching of social rules and appropriate behavior. All the visual supports are clearly explained alongside examples and photos showing them in use in the classroom. The supports are also included on the accompanying CD as blank templates. This will be a welcome resource of easy-to-use ideas for mainstream and special education teachers. Therapists, parents and anyone working with students with learning difficulties will also find many of the ideas useful.

Visual Knowledge Modeling for Semantic Web Technologies Models and Ontologies

Author: Paquette, Gilbert
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1615208402
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This book addresses how we can make the Web more useful, more intelligent, more knowledge intensive to fulfill our more and more demanding learning and working needs? It is based on the premise that representing knowledge visually is key for individuals and organizations to enable useful access to the knowledge era"--Provided by publisher.

Utilizing Visual Supports to Improve Autonomy in Children During Unstructured Classroom Time

Author: Kary L. Thelander
Publisher:
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The research question addressed in this project was, how do visual supports improve autonomy in children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old during unstructured classroom time? The motivating factor for this teacher's capstone was her desire to implement a strategy that would benefit the students in her early childhood classroom to initiate self-care skills. By observing that children who have limitations within their auditory and verbal processing are able to learn more quickly when visual cues are combined with verbal prompts, this teacher created appropriate visual supports to guide their learning. The methodology to answer the question included a collection of qualitative data. Literature supporting the question is presented along with the numerical data collected during the research study. Using evidence from the collected data, visual supports were found to be overall effective at promoting learning and improving autonomous behaviors in an early childhood classroom.