Jumpstarting Communication Skills in Children with Autism

Author: Mary Jane Weiss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781890627706
Format: PDF
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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.

Comprehensive Models of Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment

Author: Raymond G. Romanczyk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319409042
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents proceedings from the joint conference, Evidence and Rationales for Comprehensive Models of Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment: Divergence and Convergence, sponsored by the Council on Autism Services and the Autism Partnership. It addresses the growing need for, and current lack of, effective services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and compares several key evidence-based interventions. Chapters examine various approaches to ASD treatment, including key concepts, goal development, procedures, and staffing. This unique volume explores fundamental similarities and differences among leading treatment models; discusses the challenges of implementing programs, educating parents, training staff, and funding issues; and speaks to the need for more meaningful collaboration in this multidisciplinary field. Using an integrative perspective, new tools are presented to help readers make informed choices about how to select and advocate for specific treatments and develop individualized interventions for improved outcomes for children with ASD.Featured topics include: The Lovaas Model. The Early Start Denver Model. The New England Center for Children’s Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia (ACE®). The value of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as a treatment for autism. Implementation parameters for ASD treatments. Comprehensive Models of Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment is an essential resource for clinicians, practitioners, applied behavior analysts, therapists, educators, and administrators as well as researchers and graduate students in school, clinical child, and developmental psychology, behavior therapy, special education, social work, child and adolescent psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine/therapy, and pediatrics.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: David Amaral
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195371828
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written by the leading experts in autism research, this text provides a summary of all current knowledge related to the behavioral, experiential, and biomedical features of the autism spectrum disorders.

Social and Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Tony Charman
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593857136
Format: PDF
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From leading clinical researchers, this volume presents important recent advances in understanding and treating autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in very young children. The book is grounded in cutting-edge findings on the social-communication behavior of typically and atypically developing infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The contributors highlight the connections between ASD and specific early social-communication impairments - including problems with joint attention, imitation, and play - with a focus on what clinicians can do to help. Innovative screening and assessment procedures are reviewed, as are evidence-based intervention and prevention strategies. Throughout, attention to both real-world practice and research considerations enhances the book's utility as a clinical reference and text.

Sensory Secrets

Author: Catherine Chemin Schneider
Publisher:
ISBN:
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A book for anyone who works with children, including parents, educators, and therapists. Explains the importance of using all of the senses to develop foundational skills necessary for growing, learning, decision-making, and communication. Written in an easy-to-understand style with examples, ideas, and strategies to enhance learning and promote positive behavior. Includes a Foundational Skills Inventory to use as an assessment tool.

Real Life Real Progress for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Christina Whalen
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557669544
Format: PDF, Docs
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Practical and reader-friendly, this how-to guide to generalization helps professionals take today's most popular autism interventions to the next level by making generalization an integral part of them. ; Practical and reader-friendly, this how-to guide t