Teaching Children with Autism and Related Spectrum Disorders

Author: Christy Magnusen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846421471
Format: PDF, ePub
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Based on twenty-five years of teaching and working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Christy L. Magnusen contends that it is those teachers who can blend the 'science' of education methodology with the 'art' of teaching who are best able to reach these children. Examining both these aspects of teaching, she takes a fresh look at established and more recent teaching methods such as structuring spaces, emphasizing language and planning strategies for transition and generalization, and then explores the art of implementation: why, when and how these techniques should be applied. By highlighting workable solutions to everyday problems, and emphasizing that teachers need to understand techniques and have the ability to adapt them to the situation that faces them, this book will be invaluable to all those involved in teaching children with ASDs.

Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Heather MacKenzie
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427923
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism provides a positive approach to understanding and educating children on the autism spectrum. The book gives greater insight into the perspective and behavior of a child with autism and explores how the child's learning preferences, strengths and interests can be used to facilitate learning and enhance motivation. Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the author provides a comprehensive model for developing lifelong independent learning skills in children with autism between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. The book describes the underlying principles, learning preferences and strengths typical of children with autism and offers a detailed but flexible program structure based on these concepts. Easy to follow activities and approaches are described in each chapter, along with clear examples and illustrations. This accessible and practical book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, support workers, therapists and others concerned with learning and development in children with autism.

The Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816075050
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Autism is a baffling brain disorder that profoundly affects children's communication and social skills. This work provides a reference guide to this disease. It includes approximately 500 entries that address the different types of autism, causes and treatments, institutions, associations, leading scientists and research, social impact, and more.

Curricula for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Hsu-Min Chiang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319699830
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides an extensive overview of curricula and instructional strategies for teaching children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It offers an empirically solid framework for designing and developing interventions for learners along the autism spectrum by reducing skill deficits and enhancing learner strengths while being flexible enough to allow for individual differences. The book discusses key concepts in educating individuals with ASD as they impact the processes of syllabus building, from planning goals and objectives to generating content choosing appropriate teaching strategies, and assessing progress. Chapters detail curriculum designs in academic areas such as language skills, science, and social studies, as well as functional skills, including independent living, career development, and preventing social victimization. The book concludes with recommendations for future interventions and curricula-building. Among the topics covered: Communication and autism spectrum disorder. Mathematical problem-solving instruction for students with ASD. Visual arts curriculum for students with ASD. How to build programs focused on daily living and adult independence. Sexuality education for students with ASD. Curricula for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, childhood/special education, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Evidence Based Treatment for Children with Autism

Author: Doreen Granpeesheh
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124116183
Format: PDF, Docs
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This manual is a user-friendly, comprehensive description of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) model of autism treatment—the latest scientific information on what truly works in treating autism in an integrated, organized, consumable format. The book details effective early behavioral intervention, covering topics such as challenging behavior, visual modification, parental involvement, improving language, cognition, and social skills, and ends with a section that explains how all of the treatments can be put together in real-life service provision organizations. The CARD model is highly comprehensive and provides useful clinical information to form cutting-edge treatment programs. Describes in detail the world-renowned, state-of-the-art CARD model of treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders Provides practitioners critical guidance in how to combine the best components into comprehensive treatment programs for individuals with autism that are not only backed by research, but also the most effective, and the least intrusive Includes practical information, presented in a user-friendly, professionally-oriented format, with tables, figures, and flowcharts to help guide real-life clinical decision making

Social Skills for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities

Author: Laurence Sargent
Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children
ISBN: 0865864691
Format: PDF, Docs
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An update to Social Skills for School and Community, this timely new edition places a greater focus on teaching social skills in inclusive settings by creating learning opportunities in general education environments. The book contains 50 strategies for individual and small group instruction with follow-up strategies for facilitating maintenance and generalization. The strategies and lessons included in this manual are designed to address the needs of students who fall into the mild and moderate end of the spectrum of students with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The strategies encompassed in teaching students with ASD have wide-ranging value in addressing the social skills needs of students with other disabilities and those who are at-risk. The book contains an accompanying CD containing printable copies of assessment and evaluation checklists, homework forms, comic strips, photographs, and story sequences for teaching and reinforcing social skills. Additional resources include expression pictures and a file related to data collection and progress monitoring.

Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Johnny L. Matson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441900883
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Autism was once thought of as a rare condition, until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network released the statistic that about 1 in every 150 eight-year-old children in various areas across the United States is afflicted by an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. This news led to a dramatic expansion of research into autism spectrum disorders and to the emergence of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as the preferred method of treatment, even among prescribing practitioners. Applied Behavioral Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ably synthesizes research data and trends with best-practice interventions into a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource. Within its chapters, leading experts review current ABA literature in depth; identify interventions most relevant to children across the autism spectrum; and discuss potential developments in these core areas: Assessment methods, from functional assessment to single case research designs. Treatment methods, including reinforcement, replacement behaviors, and other effective strategies. The role of the differential diagnosis in ABA treatment planning. Specific deficit areas: communication, social skills, stereotypies/rituals. Target behaviors, such as self-injury, aggression, adaptive and self-help problems. ASD-related training concerns, including maintenance and transition issues, and parent training programs. This volume is a vital resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in clinical child and school psychology as well as the related fields of education and mental health.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Practical Overview For Pediatricians An Issue of Pediatric Clinics E Book

Author: Dilip R Patel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 145574302X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Guest Editors have assembled expert authors to cover the full clinical span of the topic autism and autism spectrum disorders. An historical perspective of the evolution of the disorder opens the issue. Next, comprehensive coverage is given to an article on the definitions, diagnostic criteria, and clinical features of autism spectrum disorders. Other articles in the issue cover the relevant topics like epidemiology, genetic syndromes and genetic testing, early diagnosis and diagnostic evaluation, and neuroimaging and neurochemistry of autism. Authors also present information on tsocial skills for the autistic child, behavioral interventions, and transitioning the autistic child into adulthood, to name a few. This issue should be very well received by pediatricians.

Developing Play and Drama in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: Dave Sherratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136612068
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learning through play is a well-established principle that underpins much educational practice, yet it is often overlooked in association with children with autistic spectrum disorders. This book considers the wide-ranging benefits of developing play and taking it into drama with these children. The authors demonstrate how to implement such approaches via a highly practical, structured developmental framework, within which participants may gradually learn to be creative. They also discuss the psychology and pedagogy of autism in relation to play and drama and connect them to everyday learning situations using a wealth of examples. This accessible approach to play and drama can offer a powerful, memorable, integrating way forward for children with autistic spectrum disorders - and enjoyable, fun opportunities for teaching and learning.

Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health

Author: Catherine Davies
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575888
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A complete curriculum for teaching about sexual health and intimate relationships, taking into consideration the learning preferences, sensitivity, social and other issues characteristic of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.