Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Elizabeth A. Laugeson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135240671
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This book is essential reading for any clinician or researcher working with teens with autism spectrum disorders. This parent-assisted intervention for teens is based on a comprehensive, evidence-based, 14-week program at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the manualization of the popular UCLA PEERS Program, and the success of the Children’s Friendship Training (Routledge, 2002) manual for children. After reviewing techniques designed to help parents and therapists tailor the manual to the needs of the teens with whom they are working, the text moves on to the individual treatment sessions and strategies for tackling issues such as developing conversational skills, choosing friends, using humor, get-togethers, teasing, bullying, gossiping, and handling disagreements. Each session chapter includes handouts, homework assignments, descriptions of what to expect (and how to handle challenges in delivering the intervention), and customized tips for both parents and therapists.

The PEERS Curriculum for School Based Professionals

Author: Elizabeth A. Laugeson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113623960X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The PEERS® Curriculum for School-Based Professionals brings UCLA's highly acclaimed and widely popular PEERS program into the school setting. This sixteen-week program, clinically proven to significantly improve social skills and social interactions among teens with autism spectrum disorder, is now customized for the needs of psychologists, counselors, speech pathologists, administrators, and teachers. The manual is broken down into clearly divided lesson plans, each of which have concrete rules and steps, corresponding homework assignments, plans for review, and unique, fun activities to ensure that teens are comfortable incorporating what they've learned. The curriculum also includes parent handouts, tips for preparing for each lesson, strategies for overcoming potential pitfalls, and the research underlying this transformative program.

Handbook of Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Johnny L. Matson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319617389
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This handbook provides a comprehensive review of the numerous factors associated with treatments for children, youth, and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It offers in-depth analysis of evidence-based treatments for young children, providing coverage on interventions within social skills training, school curricula, communication and speech training, and augmentative communication. It also covers treatments for adolescents and adults, including vocational programs, social integration programs, and mental health resources. Chapters also review several popular interventions such as functional behavior analysis, sensory integration therapy, early intensive behavioral interventions (EIBI), and floor time. In addition, the Handbook discusses standards of practice, focusing on ethical issues, review boards, training concerns, and informed consent. Topics featured in the Handbook include: Training for parents of individuals diagnosed with ASD. Treatment of socially reinforced problem behavior. Comorbid challenging behaviors. Post-secondary education supports and programs for adults. The TEACCH Program for people with ASD. Treatment of addiction in adults with ASD. Diet and nutrition based treatments targeted at children with ASD. The Handbook of Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and social work as well as rehabilitation medicine/therapy, behavioral therapy, pediatrics, and educational psychology.

Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Fred R. Volkmar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 1493905066
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The research on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is extensive and growing. Although these conditions are recognized as affecting the entire lifespan, the literature on ASD after childhood is limited and has not been brought together in a single volume in over a decade. Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders fills this knowledge gap by focusing on needs and difficulties unique to these stages of development. Expert contributors offer cogent reviews of complex issues, from education to employment, leisure activities to illegal behaviors, mental health issues to medical health concerns. The latest findings in key areas, such as psychosocial and residential treatments, social skills programs, epidemiology, the impact of ASD on families, are examined in detail. Throughout the volume, coverage focuses on areas requiring improved models of assessment, updated data, new interventions and increased support services. Featured topics include: Transition from high school to adulthood for adolescents and young adults with ASD. Innovative programming to support college students with ASD. Romantic relationships, sexuality and ASD. Treatment of mental health comorbidities. Assessment and treatment planning in adults with ASD. The range of outcomes and challenges in middle and later life. Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a must-have reference for a wide range of clinicians and practitioners – as well as researchers and graduate students – in clinical child, school and developmental psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; social work; rehabilitation medicine/therapy; education and general practice/family medicine. It will also serve as an important resource for parents and caregivers with its focus on translating the current state of knowledge relevant to understanding adolescents and adults with ASD into practical and relevant recommendations on how best to support them.

Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Justin B. Leaf
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319629956
Format: PDF, Docs
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This handbook identifies the various social deficiencies widely associated with children and youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It discusses possible causes as well as the lifelong effects if these deficiencies are not addressed. The handbook presents current behavioral and curriculum-based methods for assessing social deficits. Chapters examine the various interventions that have been used to improve social skills and behavior, including video modeling, peer-mediated interventions, and script fading. Chapters also assess various interventions using empirically based procedures, evaluate the research of each of these procedures, provide guidelines for treatment planning, and offer clinical recommendations. The handbook concludes with future directions for the development of both social behavior and clinical social skills interventions. Topics featured in the Handbook include: Impairments in social behavior that may result in negative outcomes such as depression, loneliness, and suicide in individuals with ASD. Bullying among youth with ASD. Behavioral skills training to promote social behavior of individuals with ASD. The Early Start Denver Model approach to helping young children with ASD. The implementation of social skills groups for individuals diagnosed with ASD. The Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, behavioral therapy, and social work, as well as such interrelated disciplines as child and adolescent psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine/therapy, pediatrics, and special education/educational psychology.

Pers nlichkeitsst rungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen

Author: Paulina F. Kernberg
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608943238
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Inhaltsübersicht: Vorwort, 1. Entwicklungsperspektive, 2. Erfassen von Persönlichkeitsstörungen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen, 3. Die neurotische Persönlichkeitsstruktur, 4. Die Borderline-Persönlichkeitsorganisation, 5. Die psychotische Persönlichkeitsorganisation, 6. Spezielle Probleme und Forschungsperspektiven, Literatur, Autorenregister, Sachregister.

KONTAKT

Author: Evelyn Herbrecht
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
ISBN: 3840921139
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Störungen aus dem autistischen Spektrum stellen tiefgreifende psychische Störungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter dar und verursachen häufig eine schwere Beeinträchtigung der sozialen Integration der Betroffenen. Dieses Therapiemanual wurde spezifisch für Kinder und Jugendliche mit Störungen aus diesem Formenkreis entwickelt. Die Wirksamkeit des Programms auch außerhalb der Gruppen konnte durch eine Evaluationsstudie veranschaulicht und belegt werden. Das Manual beinhaltet den gruppentherapeutischen Behandlungsansatz KONTAKT zur Verbesserung sozialer Fertigkeiten. Die verhaltenstherapeutisch und spielerisch ausgerichteten Interventionen im Gruppenrahmen ermöglichen das direkte Einüben imitativer, kommunikativer und sozialer Interaktionsfähigkeiten in realen Gruppensituationen mit den Gleichaltrigen. Darüber hinaus profitieren die Teilnehmer von ihrer gegenseitigen Modellwirkung. Aufbau, Struktur und Beispiel-Abläufe des Trainings werden praxisbezogen und anschaulich beschrieben sowie ein Repertoire verwendeter Materialien, Spiele und themenbezogener Interventionen dargestellt. Die Inhalte umfassen u. a. die Darstellung altersspezifischer Vorgehensweisen für die Gruppenstrukturierung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen, eine Fülle von Anregungen, welche Spiele sich besonders eignen, um Blickkontakt, Zusammenhänge und kommunikative Fähigkeiten aufzubauen und auf realistische Situationen übertragen zu können. Weiterhin werden praktische Tipps für die Durchführung und häufig auftretende Problemsituationen im Verlauf des Gruppentrainings beispielhaft erläutert und Lösungsmöglichkeiten aufgezeigt.

Wie man das Eis bricht

Author: Leil Lowndes
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864155061
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hat nicht jeder von uns schon einmal jene Menschen bewundert, denen scheinbar alles zufliegt? Sie kommen auf Partys mit jedem mühelos ins Gespräch und schwingen aus dem Stand druckreife Reden in großer Runde. Sie haben die besten Jobs, die interessantesten Freunde und feiern die tollsten Partys. Dabei sind sie bestimmt nicht klüger oder sehen besser aus als wir. Nein! Es ist ihre besondere Art, mit anderen ins Gespräch zu kommen und auf sie zu- und einzugehen und das kann jeder lernen. Leil Lowndes einfache und wirkungsvolle Tricks öffnen die Tür zum Erfolg in allen Lebensbereichen in Liebe, Leben und Beruf. Witzig und intelligent vereint dieses Buch spannende Beobachtungen menschlicher Schwächen mit unschlagbaren Kommunikationsstrategien. 92 einfache Wege zum Erfolg in jeder Lebenslage.