Psychology

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism

Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn

Author: Sally J. Rogers,Geraldine Dawson,Laurie A. Vismara

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160918470X

Category: Psychology

Page: 342

View: 4280

Presents strategies for helping children with autism interact with others and achieve their potential, covering such areas as back-and-forth interactions, nonverbal communication, and imitation.
Psychology

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism

Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn

Author: Sally J. Rogers,Geraldine Dawson,Laurie A. Vismara

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462505074

Category: Psychology

Page: 342

View: 538

Cutting-edge research reveals that parents can play a huge role in helping toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) connect with others and live up to their potential. This encouraging guide from the developers of a groundbreaking early intervention program provides doable, practical strategies you can use every day. Nearly all young kids—including those with ASD—have an amazing capacity to learn. Drs. Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, and Laurie Vismara make it surprisingly simple to turn daily routines like breakfast or bath time into fun and rewarding learning experiences that target crucial developmental skills. Vivid examples illustrate proven techniques for promoting play, language, and engagement. Get an early start—and give your child the tools to explore and enjoy the world. Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award Mental health professionals, see also the authors' related intervention manual, Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism, as well as the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism (sold in sets of 15).
Family & Relationships

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism

Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn

Author: Sally J. Rogers,Geraldine Dawson,Laurie A. Vismara

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462503896

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 342

View: 852

Presents strategies for helping children with autism interact with others and achieve their potential, covering such areas as back-and-forth interactions, nonverbal communication, and imitation.
Psychology

Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism

Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement

Author: Sally J. Rogers,Geraldine Dawson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236326

Category: Psychology

Page: 297

View: 2886

Supported by the principles of developmental psychology and applied behavior analysis, ESDM's intensive teaching interventions are delivered within play-based, relationship-focused routines. The manual provides structured, hands-on strategies for working with very young children in individual and group settings to promote development in such key domains as imitation; communication; social, cognitive, and motor skills; adaptive behavior; and play. --from publisher description
Family & Relationships

Early Intervention Games

Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders

Author: Barbara Sher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470528501

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 8257

A resource of fun games for parents or teachers to help young children learn social and motor skills Barbara Sher, an expert occupational therapist and teacher, has written a handy resource filled with games to play with young children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other sensory processing disorders (SPD). The games are designed to help children feel comfortable in social situations and teach other basic lessons including beginning and end, spatial relationships, hand-eye coordination, and more. Games can also be used in regular classrooms to encourage inclusion. A collection of fun, simple games that can improve the lives of children with ASD or other SPDs. Games can be played by parents or teachers and with individual children or groups. Games are designed to make children more comfortable in social situations and to develop motor and language skills Also included are a variety of interactive games to play in water, whether in a backyard kiddie pool, community swimming pool, or lake All the games are easy-to-do, utilizing common, inexpensive materials, and include several variations and modifications
Psychology

Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism

A Manual for Parents

Author: Brooke Ingersoll,Anna Dvortcsak

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606234404

Category: Psychology

Page: 131

View: 7451

This two book/DVD package presents a parent training approach that is accessible, evidence based, and highly practical. Grounded in developmental and behavioral research, the Practitioner's Guide provides step-by-step guidelines for conducting parent training individually or in groups. It takes proven techniques for promoting the social-communication skills of young children with autism (up to age 6) and breaks them into simple yet effective steps for parents to follow. The DVD, for use in the training sessions, features video clips of parents implementing the techniques with their children, as well as PowerPoint slides. The Practitioners Guide also features 30 reproducible handouts and forms. The companion Manual for Parents helps parents master the techniques and use them at home with their child during daily routines and activities. - Publisher.
Psychology

Motivate to Communicate!

300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism

Author: Simone Griffin,Dianne Sandler

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849050414

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

View: 2514

Presents three hundred games and play therapy activities for children with autism, covering ways to use food, toys, social and outside games, and other techniques for motivation and engagement.
Psychology

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

Frameworks for Communication

Author: Wendy Prevezer,Elizabeth Newson,Phil Christie,Susie Chandler

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429439

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 5440

One of the major difficulties for children with autism is in developing communication and language. The earlier this problem is addressed, the more effectively these skills can be improved. Inspired by research and clinical practice, this book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. This book champions initial intervention with children at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can also be usefully applied to children of school age, if they are at an early stage of communication. First Steps in Intervention With Your Child With Autism is perfect for parents looking to understand their child better and, in turn, help improve their child's development and communication. This will also be a useful reference for all professionals working to support families with a child on the autism spectrum.
Psychology

Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism

Author: Sally J. Rogers,Geraldine Dawson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236334

Category: Psychology

Page: 16

View: 6676

The Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism is used to comprehensively assess the skills of toddlers and preschoolers with autism across multiple developmental domains and to establish individualized teaching objectives. Administered every 12 weeks, it is an essential component of the intervention program described in the authoritative manual, Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism. Sold in sets of 15 two-color booklets.
Family & Relationships

The Activity Kit for Babies and Toddlers at Risk

How to Use Everyday Routines to Build Social and Communication Skills

Author: Deborah Fein,Molly Helt,Lynn Brennan,Marianne Barton

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 146252091X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 1960

Parents have the power to help babies and toddlers at risk for developmental delays make important strides--but many are confused and intimidated as to how. In this easy-to-navigate guide, leading experts present more than 100 games and activities designed to strengthen vital communication and social skills in children from birth to age 3. Everyday chores and routines--like waking up and going to sleep, getting dressed, and mealtimes--are transformed into learning opportunities that promote crucial abilities, such as how to imitate others or use simple hand gestures to convey wants and needs. Parents are the most important people in their kids' lives. Now they can be the best teachers, too. Includes user-friendly features and practical tools, in a convenient large-size format.
Education

More Than Words

A Guide to Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Fern Sussman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780921145141

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 8018

Step by step guide for parents of preschool children with autism spectrum disorder and other social communication difficulties.
Education

Initiations and Interactions

Early Intervention Techniques for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Teresa A. Cardon

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282321

Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 3358

“I have been waiting for this book! Teresa Cardon has written a brilliant and practical guide to address the critical skills of early social communication. This resource needs to be put in the hands of parents and all early-intervention professionals. These techniques seize and enhance opportunities, ultimately leading to increased initiations and interactions and shared control of the environment by the child.” Shawn A. Henry, Executive Director, Ohio Center for Autism andLow Incidence (OCALI)
Education

The Verbal Behavior Approach

How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders

Author: Mary Lynch Barbera

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846426537

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 5532

The Verbal Behavior (VB) approach is a form of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), that is based on B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and works particularly well with children with minimal or no speech abilities. In this book Dr. Mary Lynch Barbera draws on her own experiences as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and also as a parent of a child with autism to explain VB and how to use it. This step-by-step guide provides an abundance of information about how to help children develop better language and speaking skills, and also explains how to teach non-vocal children to use sign language. An entire chapter focuses on ways to reduce problem behavior, and there is also useful information on teaching toileting and other important self-help skills, that would benefit any child. This book will enable parents and professionals unfamiliar with the principles of ABA and VB to get started immediately using the Verbal Behavior approach to teach children with autism and related disorders.
Education

Playing, Laughing, and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum

A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers

Author: Julia Moor

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843100606

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 3330

Parents of young children newly diagnosed as on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child. They feel dismayed and 'shut out' by their child and are often also having to grapple with language and behaviour problems. Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. The use of case studies illustrates how problems of ritual and obsession can be used and redirected positively and shows how to structure play activities and overcome communication barriers by using picture cards. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.
Family & Relationships

101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders

Author: Tara Delaney

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071628053

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 6605

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play. Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play. These interactive games are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips. More than one hundred games that help your child: make eye-contact, stay focused, and strengthen his or her motor skills associate words with objects and improve language and numerical skills learn how to interact with others, how to take turns, and other social skills needed for attending preschool and school
Family & Relationships

Autism Breakthrough

The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World

Author: Raun K. Kaufman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250041112

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 1343

The Director of Global Education for the Autism Treatment Center of America, who as a child was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic and possessing an IQ below 30, outlines his parents' controversial program that enabled his recovery, subsequent education and successful career. 40,000 first printing.
Autism spectrum disorders in children

The Autism Activities Handbook

Activities to Help Kids Communicate, Make Friends, and Learn Life Skills

Author: Catherine Pascuas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995157606

Category: Autism spectrum disorders in children

Page: 118

View: 8333

More than 30 games and activities help the child on the spectrum: follow directions, stay focused, and strengthen motor skills; interact with peers and develop social skills needed for playdates; build vocabulary, expand communication, and answer questions.
Family & Relationships

Autism: The Potential Within: The PLAY Project Approach to Helping Young Children with Autism

Author: Richard Solomon, MD

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483448274

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 9562

Every parent wants to discover the potential within his or her child. For parents of children with autism, The PLAY Project can help. Autism: The Potential Within describes the journey of Jacob Grant – a composite of all young children with autism – and his family as they learn The PLAY Project approach. The book follows Jacob along the path from early diagnosis until entry into kindergarten. Through a series of office visits, “Dr. Rick” empowers Jim and Julie Grant to be Jacob’s best play partners. He also guides them on how to use Jacob’s misbehavior – tantrums in public, sibling rivalry, picky eating and sleep problems – to help him learn appropriate behavior and social skills. Over time, Jacob moves from nonverbal to constantly talking, and from self-isolation to being warmly connected. Based on scientific research and decades of practice, this guide provides parents and professionals with a new way of working and interacting with young children with autism.
Family & Relationships

Sleep Better! a Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs

Author: V. Mark Durand

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598572940

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 263

View: 7904

This fully updated edition includes help for parents who usually struggle with nighttime problems. Without preaching or proposing a "one right way" to solve problems, psychologist and father Mark Durand helps families tackle sleep issues with optimism and proven strategies drawn from clinical and personal experience.
Self-Help

The Body Is Not an Apology

The Power of Radical Self-Love

Author: Sonya Renee Taylor

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626569789

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

View: 7545

A global movement guided by love Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world—for us all.