Colorful pictures demonstrating nearly thirty social skills, including conversation, play, emotion management, and empathy, help engage and motivate students who need extra help learning appropriate social skills.
Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.
Winner of an iParenting Media Award! When given the chance, young people with Asperger's can be the most charismatic actors that have ever hit the stage. In this guidebook, author Amelia Davies provides the theories and activities you'll need to set up acting classes that double as social skills groups for individuals with Aspergers or high-functioning autism. Included are acting exercises and plays that teach actors how to control and use body language, nonverbal communication, tone of voice, facial expressions, and movement, which are all important social skills. Using these and many other skills onstage allows actors to develop social understanding through repetition and generalization. Actors can learn as a group or focus on individual challenges through their characters. Lights, camera, action!
This collection of practical, hands-on social skills activities are easy for both parents and teachers to carry out with the child. The activities result in a finished product that can serve as a reminder to reinforce skills in addition to practicing reading, writing, fine-motor, etc.
Author: Mark Le Messurier
Release Date: 2009-12-04
Highlighting the value of positive, affective connection with students this practical book presents emotionally connecting ideas to sustain the organisational and behavioural transformations of all students, especially those who 'do it tough'.
Author: Dilip R Patel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-02-28
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.
Preschool can be overwhelming for a child with autism. Autism affects how a child communicates, behaves, and relates to others. What do you do when a three-year-old with autism falls on the floor kicking and screaming? How do you communicate with a child who looks away and flaps his hands? What do you do with a four-year-old who watches the ceiling fan as it rotates around and around? Who can help if you suspect a child in your class has autism? Childcare providers need to know what they can do to help children with autism reach their full potential. Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder discusses autism in a straightforward way. It describes the major types of autism in ways that are very easy to understand. The first two chapters discuss the major characteristics associated with autism, decipher the jargon related to this disability, and help teachers understand the ways children with autism relate to the world. Other chapters focus on setting up a proactive preschool environment, helping children learn life skills, managing behavior, helping them communicate, encouraging children with autism to play, helping them to get along with others, and working with families. Each chapter contains specific strategies for the teacher to use in the classroom. Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder will help teachers connect with all children in meaningful ways and encourage children with autism to learn and grow.
Author: H. Thompson Prout
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-12-08
A comprehensive, theory-based approach to working with youngclients in both school and clinical settings Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents,Fifth Edition provides mental health professionals and studentswith state-of-the-art theory and practical guidance for majorcontemporary psychotherapeutic schools of thought. Children andadolescents are not just small adults; they have their own needs,requirements, and desires, on top of the issues presented bystill-developing brains and limited life perspective. Providingcare for young clients requires a deep understanding of theinterventions and approaches that work alongside growing brains,and the practical skill to change course to align with evolvingpersonalities. The thoroughly revised fifth edition is acomprehensive reference, complete with expert insight. Organized around theory, this book covers both clinical andschool settings in the fields of psychology, counseling, and socialwork. Coverage of the latest thinking and practice includesCognitive Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Reality Therapy, SolutionFocused, Family Systems, and Play Therapy, providing a completeresource for any mental health expert who works with youngpeople. Understand the major approaches to counseling andpsychotherapeutic interventions Discover the ethical and legal implications of working withchildren and adolescents Learn how to employ culturally responsive counseling withyounger clients Examine interventions for children and adolescents withdisabilities and health care needs This updated edition includes a stronger emphasis on theclinical application of theory to specific disorders of childhoodand adolescence, and new coverage of the legal and ethical issuesrelated to social media. Chapters include a case studies and onlineresources that make it ideal for classroom use, and new chapters onSolution-Focused Therapy and Play Therapy enhance usefulness topracticing therapists. Expert guidance covers techniques forworking with individuals, groups, and parents, and explores theefficacy of the theories under discussion.
Author: Jan S. Handleman
Publisher: Pro Ed
Release Date: 2006
The strides made by very young children who have experienced intensive treatment are often impressive. In the past 15 years, the treatment outcome literature has focused primarily on the substantial gains that preschool-age children with autism can achieve when provided with early, intensive programming. However, children served by preschool programs grow up and create a demand for the development of school-age programs. This book focuses on programs designed for youngsters who continue to need special services of some kind, whether in the public schools or in a specialized program for children with autism. The same editors who first brought you Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism a decade ago have gathered nine contributors to describe their specific programs for school-aged children with autism. These programs were selected because of their reputation among professionals and parents. The programs are urban, suburban, and rural; private, public, and university-based; long-standing and relatively new. The array of program models represented in School-Age Education Programs for Children with Autism will give the reader an appreciation of how one may adapt services to the setting in which one functions.
With inclusive education becoming the norm in schools nationwide, teachers must educate their students while addressing the non-academic needs of children with special needs, such as autism and Asperger's Syndrome. They need ready-to-use lessons that won't interfere with their curriculum. QUEST (Questioning, Understanding, and Exploring Social Skills and Pragmatic Language Together) is a social skills program created to help middle school students who struggle with pragmatic language and social skills. Students meet 2-3 times weekly for 45 minutes. Developed from evidence-based research, this program implements hands-on activities, games, and role-play. Parents are kept in the loop with email updates and evaluations. Also includes a CD of printable worksheets!
Learn to build individual strengths and work through problems with this picture-based guide for children with ASD aged 7-14. The use of images and photocopiable worksheets creates a simple and fun resource for identifying what you are good at and how to use those skills to deal with personal challenges.