Social Skills Success for Students with Autism Asperger s

Author: Fred Frankel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118108612
Format: PDF, Docs
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The only evidence-based program available for teaching socialskills to adolescents with autism spectrum disorders Two nationally known experts in friendship formation and anxietymanagement address the social challenges faced by adolescents withautism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book helps educators instructyouth on conversing with others, displaying appropriate bodylanguage, managing anxiety, initiating and participating inget-togethers, and more. The book is filled with helpfulinformation on ASD to aid teachers who have received littletraining on the topic. Extremely practical, the book includeslesson plans, checklists, and sidebars with helpful advice. Based on UCLA's acclaimed PEERS program, the onlyevidence-based approach to teaching social skills to adolescentswith ASD Contains best practices for working with parents, which is thekey to helping kids learn social skills The authors discuss the pros and cons of teaching students withASD in educational settings like full inclusion (good for academicsbut bad for social skills) and pull-out special day classes (wherethe reverse is true) Provides a much-needed book for teachers at all levels forhelping students develop the skills they need to be successful.

Systematic Instruction of Functional Skills for Students and Adults with Disabilities

Author: Keith Storey
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398091579
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides an overview of systematic instructional strategies and is written in a format so that teachers and other service providers can immediately put the information to use. It specifically focuses upon systematic instruction for individuals with disabilities (school age and adults) and is generic across age groups as well as disability labels. The book focuses on improving instructional practices for students and adults with disabilities. Practitioners may understand the importance of placing individuals in different settings (e.g., inclusive classrooms, supported employment sites) but not understand how to improve their skills once they are in that setting. This book is intended to give teachers and other service providers the instructional skills for improving the skills of the individuals that they are serving. The most unique feature of the text is that it is written specifically for practitioners in the field (teachers and adult service providers) as well as those in training rather than being written for other academics. An advantage of this book is that those preparing teachers and others can easily use it in methods courses as it covers instructional methodology that is seldom covered in detail in most texts. College instructors will find the book a good choice for their classes based upon: the consistent format throughout the book; the “readability” of the book for students; the comprehensive coverage of systematic instruction; and the direct applicability to applied settings. Others providing instruction, supervision, and training to direct service providers will find this book useful, such as those working in schools as well as those in transition and adult service settings.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Author: Amy Wenzel
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506353231
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Abnormal and clinical psychology courses are offered in psychology programs at universities worldwide, but the most recent major encyclopedia on the topic was published many years ago. Although general psychology handbooks and encyclopedias include essays on abnormal and clinical psychology, such works do not provide students with an accessible reference for understanding the full scope of the field. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, a 7-volume, A-Z work (print and electronic formats), will be such an authoritative work. Its more than 1,400 entries will provide information on fundamental approaches and theories, various mental health disorders, assessment tools and psychotherapeutic interventions, and the social, legal, and cultural frameworks that have contributed to debates in abnormal and clinical psychology. Key features include: 1,400 signed articles contained in 7 volumes and available in choice of print and/or electronic formats although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping related entries thematically back matter includes a Chronology, Resource Guide, Bibliography, and detailed Index entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross References to related entries the Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross References between and among entries all combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version.

Social Skills Success for Students With Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Author: Richard L. Simpson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544320531
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provide students the social skills instruction they need to succeed in school and in life! This practical resource provides evidence-based strategies for enhancing social skills of children and adolescents who have Asperger Disorder and other forms of high-functioning autism. Case studies, vignettes, classroom materials, checklists, and templates will help you: Deliver interventions that model desirable behaviors and provide opportunities for students to practice Support students in navigating social situations, forming relationships with peers and adults, and following rules and routines Develop, implement, and evaluate social skills intervention and support programs

Friends Forever

Author: Frankel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470624507
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A systematic plan for parents to help their kids acquire and sustain friendships Every parent hopes their child will develop healthy and happy friendships. However, most parents don't know what to do that will encourage their child to be a friend and attract friends. The author offers clear-cut friendship-making guidelines for parents and their children. Some of the book's recommendations include: don't over-schedule a child's time; guide children to participate in "friend-attracting" activities; seek out friends in the neighborhood. The author includes methods for dealing with bullying and inappropriate friendships Offers clear guidance for helping children become a good friend and attract lasting friendships for life Shows how to teach kids the social and emotional intelligence skills they need to form friendships such as listening, empathy, compassion, recreational conversation The book also includes techniques for teaching kids how to use MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter in positive ways that will foster friendships.

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Shana Nichols
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428852
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'This book is not only reassuring; it is inspiring, and bursting with ideas and achievable strategies. The authors write with authority and conviction, and tackle even the most difficult and delicate of topics. If ever you needed to be convinced that girls with ASD can overcome the difficulties and challenges of puberty and adolescence, have successful friendships and relationships and enjoy a healthy sexuality, then take the time to read this book - it is a must-have for families, teachers and therapists alike.' -Sarah Attwood, author of Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and 'fitting in'. Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics. Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a unique and indispensible guide for families and their daughters with ASDs, as well as the teachers and professionals who work with them.

Asperger s and Girls

Author: Tony Attwood
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 193256540X
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World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!

Pediatric Primary Care E Book

Author: Catherine E. Burns
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455742171
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Covering the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition emphasizes both prevention and management from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner. Written by an expert editor/contributor team, it provides in-depth, evidence-based guidance for assessing and managing health problems in children from infancy through adolescence. Other key topics include developmental theory, the health status of children today, issues of daily living, and cultural considerations. Four-part organization includes an introductory unit, plus units on child development, the health management of children, and diseases and disorders common to childhood. UNIQUE! Functional health patterns framework in Unit Three provides a lens for discussing health promotion through the various components of healthy living. UNIQUE! ICD framework in Unit Four addresses the classification used to code diseases in both hospital and outpatient settings. UNIQUE! Practice management chapter provides need-to-know information on managing a private healthcare practice, including issues of productivity, compliance with applicable laws, quality-of-care indicators, and successful business practices. UNIQUE! Environmental health chapter offers evidence-based content on the effects of environmental toxicants, such as tobacco smoke, heavy metals, and air pollutants. An 8-page color insert presents over 40 photos that visually demonstrate key assessment findings for ear, skin, and other conditions. NEW! Pediatric Pain Management chapter addresses the increased recognition of pain as the "fifth vital sign" with expanded coverage of acute and chronic pain management in children. Extensively revised and updated genetics chapter presents a new paradigm for addressing genetic considerations in clinical practice, including an introduction to epigenetics. Increased emphasis on health disparities explores the growing health disparities among children in the U.S and worldwide and provides strategies to help patients and parents gain accessibility to health care resources. NEW! Content on implementing a "medical home" explores the trend toward family-centered coordinated health care and fosters appropriate treatment for children with chronic disease. NEW! Updated coverage takes a more global approach, exploring the health status of children outside the U.S. Expanded imaging content offers valuable guidance on using various imaging modalities, including how to prepare the child for diagnostics.

The Wonderful World of Work

Author: Jeanette Purkis
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009230
Format: PDF, ePub
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This hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work in order to help teenagers with Asperger syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) feel confident in their ability to be successful at their studies and get a job. Each chapter talks the teen through a different element of employment, including the benefits of having a job, why education is important, how to write a resume and succeed at job interviews, and the advantages and disadvantages of autism in the workplace. A variety of different industries and jobs are explored to encourage teens to begin to think about careers that might appeal to them and suit their skills and interests. Full of practical information, engaging activities, funny illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this book gives Asperteens a positive image of what people on the autism spectrum can achieve and is an essential career guidance aid for parents and teachers working with young adults.

Life in the Asperger Lane

Author: Dan Coulter
ISBN: 9780615630762
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For years, support groups in the United States, Canada and Australia have used Dan Coulter's articles to improve life for people with Asperger Syndrome and their families. The articles offer answers to challenges like getting children to listen, teaching social skills, dealing with meltdowns and setbacks, disclosure, fitting in at school, bullying, teaching siblings to understand, modifying difficult behaviors, and more. This book collects Dan's first 70 articles. Spurred by his son's diagnosis with Asperger Syndrome, Dan used his skills as a successful television writer/producer/director and public relations executive to become a leading Asperger advocate. This book includes the best practices Dan has gathered for people with Asperger Syndrome and for their parents, teachers, psychologists, counselors and other supporters. Dan himself was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2009. With warmth and humor, Dan focuses on positive, practical steps that have worked for a wide range of individuals and families. REVIEWS BRENDA SMITH MYLES, Ph.D - Specialist at Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI); Consultant at Ziggurat Group "Dan Coulter's articles are truly amazing. They have the unique ability to help you understand and reflect. Dan's uses his sense of humor and deep understanding of ASD to help us see the limitless potential of individuals on the spectrum." SUE MORENO, President - MAAP Services for Asperger Syndrome and Autism "Dan Coulter is a fount of wisdom, positive outlooks, constructive information and advice and personal experience in autism and Asperger syndrome. From social skills training to what to tell others, this book is a true gem of help and encouragement." TERESA BOLICK, Ph.D. - Psychologist and author of Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens & Teens Get Ready for the Real World "Dan Coulter's articles are filled with 'nuggets of gold' that can be used right away by individuals with Asperger syndrome, family members, and professionals. Whenever I read Dan's articles, I find myself thinking, "Wow! I wish I had thought of that!" PATRICIA R. SCHISSEL, LMSW - Executive Director, Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA) Inc. "Dan Coulter's articles and videos convey his positive and engaging attitude towards family and life. His never-ending stock of topics, filled with insight and humor, make him my go-to guy as I eagerly await his next professionally-done video or article explaining employment or manners for individuals with Asperger Syndrome that will help a weary parent or professional understand our folks better - and chuckle, too. I recommend his work and his web site to our support groups, and happily send his articles out over the AHA eNews (and keep getting asked for more!)." LORI S. SHERY, President - ASPEN Asperger Syndrome Education Network "Dan Coulter's articles are a welcome tonic for the doubts and frustrations experienced by parents of children on the autism spectrum. With his warm and comforting style, he offers insight and common sense advice..." CATHY PRATT, Ph.D - Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community located at Indiana University. "For years, the Indiana Resource Center for Autism has been honored to disseminate Dan Coulter's articles across Indiana. He provides information that is thoughtful and practical."