Publisher: Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers
This is the first book focused on providing Irish parents and early years, primary, post-primary and special school teachers with effective strategies for supporting children with autism spectrum difference. It rejects «disorder» in favour of «difference», emphasising the importance of a child-centred approach and the dangers of overgeneralising.
Based on her own experience of autism, the author looks at the misinterpretations that have grown up around the condition, and offers her own experience of the daily problems that an autistic person faces & an overview of the current therapies & treatment.
This book, written by an autistic person for people with autism and related disorders, carers, and the professionals who work with them, is a practical handbook to understanding, living with and working with autism. It shows clearly how the behaviours associated with autism can have a range of different causes.
Mary Hahn, a wife and mother of three sons who are all on the autism spectrum, knows what it is like to struggle, to belong, to find purpose, and to find her place both in the workplace and in our world.She knows how downright painful it can be for someone on the autism spectrum to maintain eye contact, to effectively control emotions, and to communicate proficiently.Pulling strength from her family, her faith, and deep within her soul, she has completely turned her life around. Once too shy to introduce herself during an orientation and look her colleagues in the eye, Mary now speaks on diversity and inclusive work spaces, founded a non-profit called Ausome Angels Awareness and Inclusion where she serves as CEO, and became a leader for her local Walmart team.She is a strong, powerful, comforting and compassionate voice for the autism community. She has truly healed from the inside out, and wants to show others how they can do the same.This is Mary's story.***********************************"Mary Hahn's story moved me both as an advocate and also as a mother. So much of what she vulnerably shares echoes sentiments that my own son with autism has expressed. I am so proud of Mary for being an amplified autistic voice whose experiences and message will change this world, perhaps making the workplace more inclusive and accepting." Catherine Hughes, bestselling author, blogger, coach, editor, speaker, and trainer, The Caffeinated Advocate"This book is a must-read for everyone in human resources and organizational leadership. Mary's inside view opens our eyes to see where change is needed in our companies. Advocates, caregivers, and individuals on the autism spectrum will appreciate how Mary's experiences validate those of so many others. Her story encourages, inspires, and challenges us all to be more intentional in creating inclusive communities." Chou Hallegra, MA, author, speaker, coach, diversity and inclusion consultant.
An intimate, engaging, and insightful guide to coping with Asperger's-from one of the condition's most passionate advocates. Michael John Carley was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at thirty-six-when his young son received the same diagnosis. This fascinating book reveals his personal experience with the confusion and trauma associated with this condition-and offers insights into living an independent and productive life. Now the Executive Director of the world's largest Asperger's oranization, Carley helps readers in such areas as: - Social interactions - Nurturing interests - Whom to confide in-and how - Dealing with family and loved ones - Finding work that suits your strengths and talents
Written by and for teens and young adults with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD), as well as for their parents, teachers, therapists, and others who care about them, and backed by the latest neuropsychological research, NLD from the Inside Out offers hundreds of useful tips on: - Organization and planning, including study skills - How to successfully navigate the transition from dependent child to independent adult - Creating more harmonious family and peer relationships - Changing disabling attitudes. The book will help teens and young adults to avoid the angst and pitfalls often associated with NLD. More than that, it offers real stories from now-thriving young adults who grew up with NLD - proof that a full and rewarding life lies ahead for those who are now struggling.
Drawing from the ancient wisdom of the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Robin Ray Green, L.Ac., MTCM, offers simple solutions for creating a natural healing program that is as unique as your child. Questionnaires and quizzes help you gain an understanding of your child's 5-Element type--whether it's Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal or Water--to allow you to diagnose imbalances within the body that create health issues. Once you've gained a solid understanding of the 5 Elements and how health conditions are affected by elemental imbalances, nutrition, and lifestyle, you'll learn simple techniques--such as acupressure, massage, and meditation--that will help your child achieve vibrant health.Ultimately, empowered with this knowledge and a new, holistic perspective on health, you'll be able to augment Western treatments with time-tested natural solutions to help your child, and your whole family, heal naturally.
Williams explains how the senses of autistic people work, suggesting they are 'stuck' at an early development stage common to everyone. She calls this the system of sensing, claiming that most people move to the system of interpretation which enables them to make sense of the world, but they lose various abilities which people with autism retain.
Children and young people with diagnoses such as high functioning autism, Asperger syndrome, PDD-NOS or nonverbal learning disabilities often have difficulty with `social-cognition': communicating effectively and solving personal problems. For such students, these are skills that cannot just be absorbed from experience but need to be taught. In her accessible book Michelle Garcia Winner offers teaching techniques to help students identify and overcome their weaknesses, leading to the acquisition of skills such as initiating conversations or activities; listening and attending; understanding abstract language; taking others' perspectives; seeing the big picture and using humour. She demonstrates how to break down these skills into manageable concepts and suggests methods of teaching them so that the student can truly understand not just what to do but also why. Clearly written and easily readable, the book contains many photocopiable worksheets for teachers' use, and will be indispensable to educators and therapists working with young people with social-cognitive deficits.
This book has brought together leading international experts to explore the similarities and the differences between autism and blindness. Current research with children as well as adults is described comparing early psychological development from a range of perspectives such as language, memory, thought and feelings as well as providing critical reviews of educational and intervention programmes. New developments in the field have sparked debate that is well represented here and touches on a variety of issues ranging from musical talent to the basis of 'connectedness' to others. The readership will be drawn from many fields reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the topic and will include researchers and practitioners in psychology and psychiatry as well as educationalists, therapists, classroom teachers and parents.
This book considers how individuals with Autism can be enabled to learn through specific approaches to teaching that draw together understandings of how such individuals think and learn, and the implications for those who aim to teach them. A new and coherent perspective on the education of individuals with Autism is offered - a pedagogy for Autism. Both teachers and parents will benefit from the insights this book offers into reasons behind Autistic ways of behaving and guidance about ways of responding
Language Arts & Disciplines by Sharon Spredemann Dreyer
Drawing on studies of animal and infant behavior, a clinical psychologist offers proof of the inherent biological and psychological need of humans for solitude and shows how solitude helps humans in other areas of life. 20,000 first printing.
Behavioural psychology emphasises an experimental-clinical approach to the application of behavioural and cognitive sciences to understanding human behaviour and developing interventions to enhance the human condition. Behavioural psychologists engage in research, education, training, and clinical practice regarding a wide range of problems and populations. The distinct focus of behavioural psychology is twofold: (a) its strong reliance on an empirical approach; and (b) its theoretical grounding in learning theories, broadly defined, including respondent conditioning, operant learning, social learning, cognitive sciences, and information processing models. This book presents new international research in this important field.