Comic Strip Conversations

Illustrated Interactions that Teach Conversation Skills to Students with Autism and Related Disorders

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477224

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 39

View: 7374

"Comic Strip Conversations are based on the belief that visualization and visual supports, found useful in structuring the learning of students with autism, may also improve their understanding and comprehension of conversation....the use of a basic set of symbols [and colours] are used in [this book] to illustrate social skills which are abstract and difficult for students with autism to understand."--p.1.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Transition Into Secondary School

A Handbook for Implementing Strategies in the Mainstream School Setting

Author: Marianna Murin,Josselyn Hellriegel,Will Mandy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502626

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 3848

An effective evidence-based programme, this practical handbook provides everything schools need to make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth and successful as possible for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The first part of the book explains how to create individualised transition plans for each child, and describes how school staff can collaborate successfully with parents and carers. Part two contains a wealth of practical, photocopiable resources for use directly with pupils on the autism spectrum that help to address their most frequent support needs, including sensory sensitivities, anxiety issues and difficulties with planning and organisation. The resources can be used in a pick and choose way based on the individual needs of the child. Developed and trialled extensively by the Social Communication Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital, this handbook will be an invaluable resource for SENCOs, teachers, autism support workers, educational psychologists and other professionals working with pupils with ASD.

A Practical Guide to Social Interaction Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Michelle O'Reilly,Jessica Nina Lester,Tom Muskett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137592362

Category: Psychology

Page: 362

View: 3181

This book introduces a novel approach for examining language and communication in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - discourse and conversation analysis. The authors offer a set of very different perspectives on these complex issues than are typically presented in psychological and clinical work. Emerging from a range of social scientific fields, discourse and conversation analysis involve fine-grained qualitative analysis of naturally-occurring, rather than laboratory-based, interaction, enabling broad applications. Presented in two parts, this innovative volume first provides a set of pedagogical chapters to develop the reader's knowledge and skills in using these approaches, before moving to showcase the use of discursive methods through a range of original contributions from world-leading scholars, drawn from a range of disciplines including sociology, academic and clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, critical disability studies and social theory, and medicine and psychiatry.

The Independent Woman's Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum

Author: Robyn Steward

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007653

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 3535

Certain characteristics of autism, such as difficulty understanding social cues, may make women vulnerable to potentially dangerous situations. Robyn Steward has written this supportive guide to help all women on the autistic spectrum live independently, make their own choices in life, and be safe whilst doing so. This book will provide you with the knowledge to recognise potential risks to your personal safety and the skills and strategies required to avoid and overcome them. Informed by a survey of, and interviews with, women on and off the autistic spectrum, it explores common safety issues encountered by women and offers practical advice to help you stay safe and supported in your independence. Topics covered include friendships, relationships and sex, alcohol and drugs, money and employment and staying safe outside the home and online. This handbook is your guide to super safe living as an independent woman and will help you to stay safe whilst living life to the full. It may also be of interest to your family, friends and carers, giving them insight into life on the spectrum and confidence that you will enjoy your independence in an informed and safe manner.

The New Social Story Book

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477668

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 5623

Presents a collection of social stories with simple illustrations designed for serving people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and those working for them.

Language Development and Language Impairment

A Problem-Based Introduction

Author: Paul Fletcher,Ciara O'Toole,Robert Fourie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470656433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 2835

Language Development and Language Impairment offers a problem–based introduction to the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of childhood language developmental disorders. Focuses for the most part on the pre–school years, the period during which the foundations for language development are laid Uses a problem–based approach, designed to motivate students to find the information they need to identify and explore learning issues that a particular speech or language issue raises Examines the development of a child s phonological system, the growth of vocabulary, the development of grammar, and issues related to conversational and narrative competence Integrates information on typical and atypical language development

My Friend with Autism

Author: Beverly Bishop,Craig Bishop

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 193527418X

Category: Psychology

Page: 41

View: 4551

Children describe what makes their autistic friend different but also explain the activities at which he excels, in a book with coloring pages and resources for parents and educators on a CD-ROM.

My Social Stories Book

Author: Carol Gray,Abbie Leigh White,Sean McAndrew

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029505

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 4335

Takes autistic children step by step through such activities as using the toilet, brushing their teeth, and wearing a safety belt in the car.

No Longer A Secret

Author: Lucy Jane Miller,Doreit Bialer

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935567373

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 2709

This invaluable resource by Dr Lucy Jane Miller and Doreit Bialer helps teach cost effective, functional, on the spot tips to use for children with sensory issues at home, at school, or in a community setting. Any parent, teacher, or therapist can use this book and help a child with sensory or motor issues!

Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom

Author: Beth Aune,Beth Burt,Peter Gennaro

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935274082

Category: Education

Page: 151

View: 6886

Each year there is a growing emphasis on the inclusion of students with special needs into the general education population. Some students may come with a diagnosis: Learning Disability, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or ADHD. Others may not, leaving teachers unsure how to teach them. This book is a tool for teachers who have a student or students in their classroom whose behaviors are impeding their learning. If they see a particular behavior, they can quickly look up an in-the-moment solution, and then read more about what could be causing that behavior. A must-have for every inclusive classroom!

The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder

Easy, Everyday Solutions to Sensory Challenges

Author: Roya Ostovar

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274376

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 4505

Shockingly, 1 in every 20 children experiences symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD Foundation), affecting their ability to fully participate in everyday life. When sensory processing is impaired, lights can be too bright, sounds too loud, and clothes can actually be painful on the skin. It can be practically impossible for children to tolerate their day, let alone learn in a classroom. In this book, endorsed by best-selling special needs author Carol Kranowitz, neuropsychologist Dr. Roya Ostovar helps parents to help their children. She provides clear explanations, up-to-date research, step-by-step strategies, and case examples that bring her proven methods to life.

Autism & Reading Comprehension

Ready-to-use Lessons for Teachers

Author: Joseph Porter

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935274155

Category: Education

Page: 394

View: 1125

Provides ready-to-reproduce pages of lessons, worksheets, and exercises that help teach reading comprehension skills to children with autism spectrum disorders.

Talkabout

A Social Communication Skills Package

Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351702033

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 9157

This core Talkabout manual is a practical resource essential for Speech and Language Therapists and other professionals who need to help people with special needs develop social skills. Over 60 activities form an extensive, structured social skills programme that can easily be adapted for use with children, adolescents and adults. Written by bestselling author and practising Speech and Language Therapist, Alex Kelly, this book sits at the centre of an internationally renowned series of resources supporting social skills. Contents include: a social skills assessment and intervention planning tool to help you identify the best way forward for each client or group over 60 activities focussing on body language, conversation and assertiveness 25 group cohesion activities to help you facilitate well-run, productive group sessions a wealth of handouts supporting the activities that can be freely downloaded and printed. This updated second edition of Talkabout sits alongside Talkabout for Teenagers and Talkabout for Adults, as well as three titles published for children (Developing Self Awareness and Self Esteem, Developing Social Skills and, Developing Friendship and Skills).

The Aspie Teen's Survival Guide

Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: J. D. Kraus

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274678

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

View: 2078

The teenage years are a time when being social is the #1 priority for kids. But for kids with Asperger's, who have acute social challenges, these years can be the most difficult, confusing time in their lives. Enter J. D. Kraus, a young man who has been there, done that! He offers practical advice to his peers so they can get the most out of middle school and high school, both academically and socially. From sensory sensitivity to awkwardness, dating to driving, he tackles it all! Parents and teachers will love seeing life through J. D.'s eyes, plus "Notes to Parents" sections offer great advice for caregivers and educators alike. Inside you'll find chapters on: Organization and School Transitioning Sensory Sensitivity Motor Skills and Awkwardness Stress-Management Bullying Socializing and Friendships Dating and Relationships Obsessions and Creativity And more!

The Sixth Sense II

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477903

Category: Education

Page: 21

View: 1846

This unique and easy-to-use lesson plan was developed to share information about autism spectrum disorders with general education students, to explain behaviors that might otherwise be misinterpreted as frightening, odd, or rude. Reviewing of the five senses with students creates the perfect introduction to their sixth--or social--sense. Then the perspective-taking activities focus on how other people see, hear, touch, taste, and smell, and how that can affect the way they feel and think. The Sixth Sense II is more comprehensive than the previous release and is appropriate for elementary students ages 7-12. This revised version also includes an FAQ section and a helpful Resource Guide! Helpful topics include: Review of the 5 Senses Perspective-taking and the Sixth Sense What is it like to have a Sixth Sense impairment? How can we help?

Revealing the Hidden Social Code

Social Stories (TM) for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: Marie Howley,Eileen Arnold

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846421426

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 3186

The Social Stories(TM) approach is widely acknowledged as a key technique for teaching social and life skills to children with autistic spectrum disorders. This text, endorsed by the originator of Social Stories(TM), Carol Gray, offers clear and comprehensive guidance for professionals, parents and carers on how to write successful and targeted Social Stories(TM) that will help develop the autistic spectrum child's understanding of social interaction. The book outlines the kinds of social challenges that people with ASD may experience and highlights the importance of learning social skills in meaningful contexts. An extended review of the guidelines for writing Social Stories(TM) will help writers to structure and develop their stories. The authors explain the key elements and highlight the potential difficulties that a writer may encounter, while providing encouragement and guidance through the various stages of what is often a challenging process. They include examples from their own professional experience, and suggest ways in which the Social Stories(TM) approach may enhance other strategies. Helpful advice on presentation and implementation is provided. Revealing the Hidden Social Code is essential reading for any professional, parent, carer or teacher wanting to employ Social Stories(TM) to develop social understanding in people with ASDs.

Power Cards

Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome and Autism

Author: Elisa Gagnon

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282017

Category: Education

Page: 63

View: 9271

This step-by-step book shows parents and educators how to help change an unwanted or inappropriate behavior by capitalizing on the special interests that characterize children and youth with AS. A brief, motivational text related to the child's special interest or a highly admired person is combined with an illustration and made into a bookmark- or business card-sized POWER CARD that the youth can refer to whenever necessary. For younger children the special interest or hero is worked into a brief story.

Meet Me Where I'm At!

Author: Cynthia Best,Joyce Shor Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941765395

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 28

View: 9743

Helping special needs children understand how they are wired, this book offers them ways to communicate without having to express themselves verbally or even face to face. It provides concrete strategies that can be individualized and given to new teachers, coaches, or friends to help them understand who the child is and how he or she functions best. Full color.

Teaching Theory of Mind

A Curriculum for Children with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Related Social Challenges

Author: Kirstina Ordetx

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058970

Category: Psychology

Page: 115

View: 6495

This book provides an innovative, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing basic Theory of Mind skills. Containing twelve lesson plans and 220 cut-out-and-keep cards, it is an essential resource for teachers and other education professionals.