Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn

Author: Paula Jacobsen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846421495
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Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn helps educators appreciate the learning process and improve its effectiveness for students with Asperger Syndrome. The author provides a compelling inside view of how AS pupils perceive and understand what goes on in the classroom, and how they, in turn, are perceived by fellow pupils and teachers. She adopts a pragmatic approach to improving communications in the classroom and offers practical intervention strategies to increase mutual understanding and create a rewarding and supportive learning environment. The book also includes many examples of behavior commonly observed in AS children, and illuminating accounts of specific children's experiences, which help to understand the learning process and avoid misunderstandings. This accessible book is a key resource for educators and parents of AS children and provides invaluable guidance and strategies for professionals who need to understand how AS pupils learn and communicate.

Disabilities and Disorders in Literature for Youth

Author: Alice Crosetto
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810869624
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One in every five Americans lives with at least one disability or disorder, including both the obvious, such as those requiring the use of a wheelchair, and the less evident ones, such as eating disorders or Asperger's syndrome. Those responsible for teaching disabled students and providing services and support for them need ready access to reliable and up-to-date resources. Disabilities and Disorders in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12 identifies almost 1,000 resources to help educators, professionals, parents, siblings, guardians, and students understand the various disabilities and disorders faced by children today. This bibliography consists of four major headings_Emotional, Learning, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities_which are further categorized into works of fiction and nonfiction. Annotations provide a complete bibliographical description of the entries, and each entry is identified with the grade levels for which it is best suited and resources are matched with appropriate audiences. Reviews from recognized publications are also included wherever possible. Anyone interested in identifying helpful resources regarding disabilities and disorders will find much of value in this essential tool.

Learners on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Kari Dunn Buron
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575079
Format: PDF, ePub
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This text responds to the escalating need to prepare highly qualified educators with essential knowledge and practical skills to support diverse learners on the autism spectrum. Covering a range of critical topics and themes, this edited volume brings together leading experts representing diverse disciplines and perspectives (i.e., researchers, therapists, educators, parents, and adults on the autism spectrum) for a comprehensive look at the core issues related to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Learners on the Autism Spectrum is a rare and unique collection of chapters written by leading experts in the field of ASD today ... Chapter Authors: Tony Attwood Nancy J. Minshew and Diane L. Williams Ilene S. Schwartz and Bonnie J. McBride Diane Twachtman-Cullen Gary G. Mesibov and Victoria Shea Winnie Dunn Cathy Pratt Pamela Wolfberg, Heather McCracken, and Tara Tuchel Michelle Garcia Winner Ofer Golan and Simon Baron-Cohen Brenda Smith Myles, Sheila Smith, and Terri Cooper Swanson Paula Jacobsen Julie Donnelly Stephen Shore

Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Heather MacKenzie
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 184310623X
Format: PDF
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This book 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.

Asperger Syndrome and Psychotherapy

Author: Paula Jacobsen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846426131
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People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) understand and respond to the world in a very different way from people without this condition. The challenge for psychotherapists working with Asperger clients lies in setting aside their own preconceptions and learning to understand their client's perspective. Behaviour that, in a 'neurotypical' client, may be evidence of a problem, in an Asperger client may simply be a manifestation of Asperger ways of approaching the world. Paula Jacobsen, an experienced child psychotherapist, demonstrates how to interpret classic analytic and psychodynamic theories in relation to people with AS and explains how revised theories of mind, executive functioning and central coherence have helped provide new concepts and language with which to properly articulate the experiences of those with AS. The importance of the therapeutic relationship, case management, the need for collaboration between professionals, school consultation and educational needs of children with AS are also discussed at length, and illustrated with case studies. Providing an in-depth analysis of AS from a psychotherapist's point of view, this original book makes compelling reading for parents, families, teachers and those with AS, as well as for professionals in this area.

Exploring Feelings

Author: Tony Attwood
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1932565213
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Winner of a 2008 Teachers' Choice Award! Many children, especially those with developmental delays, have trouble understanding or expressing their feelings. The result can be difficulty with anger management. Listing possible responses to situations - and the likely outcome of each one - allows the child to make informed decisions about which responses to choose (walking away vs. hitting). This book provides a guide for caregivers and then the workbook portion asks children to identify situations that trigger their anger and find appropriate ways to respond. Helpful topics include: Overview of the Exploring Feelings Program Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Modifications to Conventional Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Affective Education Cognitive Restructuring Comic Strip Conversations The Emotional Toolbox Additional Tools for the Toolbox Social Stories Research Evidence on the Effectiveness of Exploring Feelings

Building Social Relationships

Author: Scott Bellini
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575055
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Building Social Relationships addresses the need for social skills programming for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other social difficulties by providing a comprehensive model that incorporates the following five steps: assess social functioning, distinguish between skill acquisition and performance deficits, select intervention strategies, implement intervention, and evaluate and monitor progress. The model describes how to organize and make sense of the myriad social skills strategies and resources available to parents and professionals. It is not meant to replace other resources or strategies, but to synthesize them into one comprehensive program.

The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships

Author: Temple Grandin
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 193256506X
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The authors share what they have learned about social relationships over the course of years struggling with the effects of autism, identifying Ten Unwritten Rules as general guidelines for handling social situations.