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A best practice guide to assessment and intervention for autism spectrum disorder in schools Wilkinson, Lee A. (Lee Anthony), author. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017 (RJ506.A9 W479 2017 ) 

Description With a focus on best practice and the importance of early diagnosis, this book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to the assessment and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and autism spectrum conditions. This book offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. Assessment tools and intervention strategies will support school-based professionals in: · identifying and assessing young people with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions · developing and implementing classroom-based intervention programs · initiating a dialogue between parents and teachers · accessing community resources · promoting special needs advocacy. With illustrative case studies, FAQs, quick reference boxes, and a glossary, this accessible guide will appeal to teachers, counsellors, psychologists, social work practitioners and students.

Teaching children with high-level autism : evidence from families Karim, Khalid. ; Ali, Alvina.; O'Reilly, Michelle. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014 (RJ506.A9 K36 2014 ) 

A step-by-step ABA curriculum for young learners with autism spectrum disorders (age 3-10) Hilsen, Lindsay. London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013 (LC4717 .H548 2013 ) 

Assessment of autism spectrum disorder Goldstein, Sam, 1952- editor.; Ozonoff, Sally, editor. New York : The Guilford Press [2018] (RJ506.A9 A867 2018 ) 

Description "This authoritative resource, now thoroughly revised for DSM-5, has set the standard for the comprehensive assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Leading experts demonstrate how to craft a scientifically grounded profile of each child's strengths and difficulties, make a formal diagnosis, and use assessment data to guide individualized intervention in clinical and school settings. Chapters review state-of-the-art instruments and approaches for evaluating specific areas of impairment in ASD and co-occurring emotional and behavioral disorders. Considerations in working with children of different ages are highlighted. With a primary focus on children, several chapters also address assessment of adolescents and adults. New to This Edition *Chapter on key implications of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, plus related updates throughout the volume. *Chapter on advances in early identification (ages 0-3). *Chapter with in-depth case examples illustrating the evaluation decision-making process and common diagnostic challenges. *Chapters on pseudoscience (including strategies for advising parents) and future directions in the field. *Current assessment data, numerous new and revised measures, and cutting-edge screening approaches"

Autism and joint attention : development, neuroscience, and clinical fundamentals Mundy, Peter, author. New York, NY : The Guilford Press [2016] (RC553.A88 M86 2016 ) 

Description "From a preeminent researcher, this book looks at the key role of joint attention in both typical and atypical development. Peter C. Mundy shows that no other symptom dimension is more strongly linked to early identification and treatment of autismspectrum disorder (ASD). He synthesizes a wealth of knowledge on how joint attentiondevelops, its neurocognitive underpinnings, and how it helps to explain the learning, language, and social-cognitive features of ASD across the lifespan. Clinical implications are explored, including reviews of cutting-edge diagnostic methods and targeted treatment approaches"

Autism spectrum disorder: a clinical guide for general practitioners Durand, Vincent Mark.Washington, DC : American Psychological Association [2014] (RC553.A88 D86 2014 ) 

Description "Based on current research showing neuroplasticity of the brain, the authors posit that treating ASD through intensive engagement of caregiver and child makes possible the successful psychoanalytic treatment of a neurobiological disorder. To this end, the authors examine both the clinical dynamics of their treatments and the possible impact of the treatment on neurobiological processes. Detailed case studies of children treated by the authors comprise the heart of the book"--Publisher's description.

Autism spectrum disorder: perspectives from psychoanalysis and neuroscience Sherkow, Susan P., 1944-, author. ; Harrison, Alexandra, 1945-, author.; Singletary, William M., contributor. Lanham : Jason Aronson [2014] (RJ51.D48 S54 2014 ) 

Autism spectrum disorder : the complete guide to understanding autism Sicile-Kira, Chantal. New York, New York : Perigee 2014 (RC553.A88 S566 2014 ) 

Description "Based on current research showing neuroplasticity of the brain, the authors posit that treating ASD through intensive engagement of caregiver and child makes possible the successful psychoanalytic treatment of a neurobiological disorder. To this end, the authors examine both the clinical dynamics of their treatments and the possible impact of the treatment on neurobiological processes. Detailed case studies of children treated by the authors comprise the heart of the book"

Communication in autism Arciuli, Joanne. ; Brock, Jon (Jonathan Peter), editor.; Arciuli, Joanne, editor.Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014 (RJ506.A9 C66 2014 )

Description  Autism is among the most severe, prevalent and heritable of all neurodevelopmental disorders. However, the factors causing autism are still unclear. Language difficulties are at the core of autism, and any aetiological theory must incorporate a plausible explanation of this symptom. The development of cerebral lateralisation has long been theorised to be associated with language impairment. This chapter reviews the empirical evidence linking cerebral lateralisation and language impairment in both typical and atypical development, with a particular focus on the communicationdifficulties charac

Curricula for teaching students with autism spectrum disorder Chiang, Hsu-Min, editor. Cham, Switzerland : Springer [2017] Available at Hilton C. Buley Library Main Circulating Stacks / Call Number: (LC4717 .C87 2017 ) 

Educating students with autism spectrum disorder : a model for high-quality coaching Harrower, Joshua K., author. ; Denti, Lou, author.; Weber-Olsen, Marcia, author. San Diego, CA : Plural Publishing, Inc. [2016] (LC4717 .H37 2016 ) 

Group therapy techniques with children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum : growth and connection for all ages Hull, Kevin B., 1971-, author. Lanham : Jason Aronson [2014] (RC553.A88 H84 2014 ) 

Handbook of treatments for autism spectrum disorder Matson, Johnny L., editor. Cham : Springer 2017 (RC553.A88 H363 2017 ) 

Let's talk : navigating communication services and supports for your young child with autism Paul, Rhea, author. ; Fahim, Donia, author. Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. [2016] (RJ506.A9 P38 2016 ) 

Discription "In this book, the authors position themselves as advocates and educators for parents who need emotional and clinical guidance in order to navigate their child's autismspectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis and treatment plan. The book aids parents in understanding the basics of ASD, the roles of various professionals who address communication problems, as well as the treatment delivery systems and critical target skills (e.g., motor imitation, joint attention, play, spontaneous communication) for improving communication for children with ASD. The goal is to offer resources that help parents and their children become well adjusted, well informed, and equipped to face the challenges that come with having a child with ASD"

Music education for children with autism spectrum disorder : a resource for teachers Scott, Sheila J., author. New York : Oxford University Press [2017] (MT17 .S4 2017 ) 

Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity Silberman, Steve, 1957- New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House [2015] RC553.A88 S54 2015

Description "A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. What is autism: a devastating developmental disorder, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more--and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest days of autismresearch and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autismpuzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives. Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger's syndrome, whose "little professors" were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of "neurodiversity" activists seeking respect, support, technological innovation, accommodations in the workplace and in education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences"

Physical Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders : a Comprehensive Approach Grenier, Michelle, 1956- editor. Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics [2014] (GV445 .P52 2014 ) 

Programming for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder Klipper, Barbara. Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association 2014 (Z711.92.H3 K58 2014 ) 

Self-regulation & mindfulness : over 82 exercises & worksheets for sensory processing disorder, ADHD & autism spectrum disorder Gibbs, Varleisha D.Eau Claire, WI : PESI Publishing & Media 2017 (RJ506.A9 G533 2017 ) 

Social skills and adaptive behavior in learners with autism spectrum disorders : [current status and future directions] Gerhardt, Peter F.; Crimmins, Daniel B. (Daniel Bernard), 1952- Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co. c2013 (RJ506.A9 S633 2013

Description This book gives readers current evidence, best-practice recommendations, and future research directions for assessing social skills with evidence-based methods and tools; conducting interventions that really make a difference; promoting friendships and peer acceptance; increasing joint attention; implementing schoolwide positive behaviorsupport; improving outcomes with Pivotal Response Treatment; strengthening children's self-help skills; providing effective support for families of children with autism; using appropriate pharmacologic interventions to manage symptoms associated with ASD.

Teaching children with high-level autism: evidence from families LePage, Pamela, 1962-, author. ; Courey, Susan J., author.New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2014 (LC4717 .L46 2014 ) 

Teaching music to students with autism Hammel, Alice author. ; Hourigan, Ryan M., author. New York : Oxford University Press [2013] (ML3920 .H27 2013 ) 

The hidden curriculum of getting and keeping a job : navigating the social landscape of employment : a guide for individuals with autism spectrum and other social-cognitive challenges Myles, Brenda Smith. ; Endow, Judy.; Mayfield, Malcolm. Shawnee Mission, Kan. : AAPC Pub. c2013 (RC553.A88 M95 2013 ) 

Description The hidden curriculum, those unspoken rules that most of us pick up almost unconsciously, are challenging for individuals with autism and similiar social-cognitivedisorders. This book offers easy, simple to follow suggestions for how to avoid the socialminefields in getting and keeping a job.


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Autism and Everyday Executive Function : A Strengths-Based Approach for Improving Attention, Memory, Organization and Flexibility Author/Creator: Moraine, Paula Publisher: London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: Outlining eight 'Autism Access Points', this book is a helpful guide to understanding, accessing and strengthening executive function skills in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Supportive and user-friendly, the ideas in this book provide a roadmap to developing essential organisational and planning skills..

Autism and Spirituality : Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum Author/Creator: Bogdashina, Olga Publisher: London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: Spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research as well as first-hand experiences of people with ASD, Olga Bogdashina shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives..

Autism Causes, Prevention & Treatment : Vitamin D Deficiency and the Explosive Rise of Autism Spectrum DisorderAuthor/Creator: Cannell, John Publisher: North Branch: Sunrise River Press

Description: Autism researcher John Cannell, MD, provides the most comprehensive and compelling explanation to date regarding autism causes, prevention, and treatment..

Autism Patents and Beyond Author/Creator: Dochniak, Michael J. Publisher: Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated

Autism Spectrum Disorder and de-Escalation Strategies : A Practical Guide to PPositive Behavioural Interventions for Children and Young People Author/Creator: Brown, Steve Publisher: London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: Discussing a variety of de-escalation and behaviour management strategies, this book offers practical guidance on using non-physical and physical interventions to support children (aged 3-18) on the autism spectrum or with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, and to keep them and others safe..

Autistic Transformations : Bion's Theory and Autistic Phenomena Author/Creator: Fix Korbivcher, Celia Publisher: London: Routledge

Description: This book is a collection of articles written between 1992 and 2005 which attempts to bring two universes together - Bion's referential and autistic phenomena. The field of clinical work which the author uses is that of "learning from the emotional experience" (Bion, 1962) and the theory of Transformations (Bion, 1965), a method of observing mental phenomena within this field, which also encompasses the areas of neurosis and psychosis. The author makes use of Tustin's concept (1965) which proposes that the personality has, apart from the neurotic and psychotic parts, an autistic part in which prevails sensations in place of emotions.The author suggests adding an autistic area to the theory of Transformations, proposing a new type of transformation beyond those suggested by Bion: the autistic transformations. The merit of this proposal is to expand Bion's referential to the autistic area, an area dominated by sensations without representation in the mind. In the final chapters, the author examines the functioning of the analyst's mind when faced with autistic transformations in the analytic session and the implications of including this concept in Bion's referential..

Combating Autism Act : Elements, Funding and Analyses Author/Creator: Harlow, Deryck

Publisher: Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated

Communication in Autism Author/Creator: Arciuli, Joanne (ed. and introd.)--Brock, Jon (ed. and introd.) Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Benjamins

Description: Autism is among the most severe, prevalent and heritable of all neurodevelopmental disorders. However, the factors causing autism are still unclear. Language difficulties are at the core of autism, and any aetiological theory must incorporate a plausible explanation of this symptom. The development of cerebral lateralisation has long been theorised to be associated with language impairment. This chapter reviews the empirical evidence linking cerebral lateralisation and language impairment in both typical and atypical development, with a particular focus on the communication difficulties characteristic of autism. Potential causal pathways are also considered, such as fetal testosterone exposure. Finally, methodological limitations in this area and future avenues for research are discussed..

Early Intervention Every Day! : Embedding Activities in Daily Routines for Young Children and Their Families Author/Creator: Crawford, Merle J. ; Weber, Barbara Publisher: Baltimore: Brookes Publishing

Description: Every interventionist needs this practical sourcebook, packed with research-based strategies for helping parents and caregivers take a consistent, active role in supporting young children?s development..

Evidence-Based Treatment Manual for Autism : The CARD Model Author/Creator: Tarbox, Jonathan ; Granpeesheh, Doreen ; Najdowski, Adel C. ; Kornack, Julie Publisher: San Diego: Elsevier Science & Technology

Description: This manual is a user-friendly, comprehensive description of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) model of autism treatment—the latest scientific information on what truly works in treating autism in an integrated, organized, consumable format. The book details effective early behavioral intervention, covering topics such as challenging behavior, visual modification, parental involvement, improving language, cognition, and social skills, and ends with a section that explains how all of the treatments can be put together in real-life service provision organizations. The CARD model is highly comprehensive and provides useful clinical information to form cutting-edge treatment programs. Describes in detail the world-renowned, state-of-the-art CARD model of treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders Provides practitioners critical guidance in how to combine the best components into comprehensive treatment programs for individuals with autism that are not only backed by research, but also the most effective, and the least intrusive Includes practical information, presented in a user-friendly, professionally-oriented format, with tables, figures, and flowcharts to help guide real-life clinical decision making.

Frontiers in Autism Research : New Horizons for Diagnosis and Treatment Author/Creator: Hu, Valerie W. Publisher: Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd

Description: Key Features:This book presents a prospective look forward at autism research in multiple rapidly evolving areas, thus helping to provide focus and directions for future studiesThis book provides perspectives on what translational outcomes (e.g., novel and targeted therapeutics) can be anticipated from such studiesStrong focus on patient-centered research.

Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express Their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing: Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills Author/Creator: Geither, Elise ; Meeks, Lisa Creation Date: 2014

Description: When it comes to academic work, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have the required knowledge but struggle to get their thoughts down in writing. This is a practical guide to teaching and improving writing skills in students with ASD to meet academic writing standards and prepare for the increased expectations of higher education. The book covers key considerations for all educators teaching writing skills to high school and college students with ASD including how to address difficulties with comprehension, executive functioning, and motor skills, how to structure ideas into a coherent argument, and how to develop creativity and expression in writing, as well as how to successfully adapt these skills to meet university expectations. Each chapter includes teaching tips, insightful student perspectives, and ready-to-use writing exercises.

Here's How to Provide Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder : A Balanced Approach Author/Creator: Zenko, ; Zenko, Catherine B Publisher: San Diego: Plural Publishing, Inc.

Description: This is a timely resource for speech-language pathologists working with children on the autism spectrum as well as graduate students preparing to work with this demographic. The authors outline a clear explanation of autism spectrum disorder according to the new DSM-5, showing how it affects communication, socialization, behavior, and learning. Furthermore, they review evidence-based practices and provide tools for instructional strategies..

Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing : A Flexible CBT Programme for Young People on the Autism Spectrum or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Author/Creator: Mackay, Tommy ; Greig, Anne ; Jordan, Rita Publisher: London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: The Homunculi are little men who live in the brain and control our actions and thoughts. This concept provides a platform to enable the creation of scenarios that help children to visualise different aspects of their character. This is the complete guide to the intervention, which comprises a series of one-hour sessions over a period of 8-10 weeks..

I Am Special : A Workbook to Help Children, Teens and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Understand Their Diagnosis, Gain Confidence and Thrive Author/Creator: Vermeulen, Peter Publisher: London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: I am Special is a programme for helping children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum to understand themselves and their diagnosis, gain confidence and thrive. Specially-designed worksheets, included on a CD in a handy printable format, are completed to build up a unique and personal book about the individual and promote self-understanding..

Implicit Meaning Comprehension in Autism Spectrum Disorders Author/Creator: Formisano, Yhara Publisher: Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Description: The book is based upon a PhD thesis focusing on implicit meaning comprehension in people along the spectrum of autistic disorders (ASD). The point of departure of the study was that, though existing research studies agree on a generalized pragmatic impairment in this clinical population even in cases in which all other levels of linguistic competence are spared, the cause of this impairment of pragmatic skills in toto is still unknown. The hypothesis underlying this book is that an explanation for this may be found in the fact that researchers appear to be conducting their work in order to demonstrate that the theory upon which their research is based is the definitive explanation for this phenomenon. Taking a critical stand towards this type of approach, the research presented in this book is grounded upon a solid theoretical basis, but does not seek to demonstrate the superiority of one theoretical hypothesis over another. The first two chapters are theoretical in scope, and serve as a foundation for understanding previous research and, hence, the rationale of the investigation carried out here. From chapter three onwards, the main body of research of this particular study is presented and the results are discussed.In order to verify the degree of implicit meaning understanding, the participants in this research study were administered a test that included both written items and videos of conversational exchanges containing a specific kind of implicit meaning about which they were asked questions. The videos allowed for the inclusion of all the contextual clues necessary for utterance interpretation and, also, for the analysis of the extent to which the inability to interpret implicit meaning depends on testing modality. The test elaborated for this research differs from those of previous studies mainly because of this feature, which pays due attention to context, thereby allowing for interactions that are as realistic as possible. Moreover, participants were asked to motivate their answers, and this proved fundamental in the data interpretation phase. The results of the study contradict previous research findings insofar as regards the severity of the impairment, in that ASD patients demonstrate an ability, albeit at different levels, to disambiguate sentences and assign a non-literal meaning to utterances..

Integrative psychotherapeutic approaches to autism spectrum conditions working with hearts of glass Moat, David. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013

INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Author/Creator: Giarelli, Ellen Publisher: Springfield: Charles C Thomas Subjects: Autism spectrum disorders--Treatment

Invisible Boundaries : Psychosis and Autism in Children and Adolescents Author/Creator: Houzel, Didier ; Rhode, Maria Publisher: London: Routledge

Description: The chapters of this book are all written by experienced psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists and address different aspects of the psychotherapeutic treatment with psychotic children or adolescents. This volume collects the main contributions to the fourth conference of the child and adolescent section of the EFPP, held in Caen (France) in September 2001, on the general topic of "Psychotic Children and Adolescents and their Families".Contributors:Anne Alvarez -- Britta Blomberg -- Raymond Cahn -- Genevieve Haag -- Didier Houzel -- Suzanne Maiello -- Julia Pestalozzi -- and Maria Rhode..

Music, Language and Autism : Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds Author/Creator: Ockelford, Adam ; Happé, Francesca Publisher: London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language -- allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour..

Practical Strategies for Supporting Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder Author/Creator: Shelton, Tricia ; Jalongo, Mary Renck Is Part Of: Redleaf Press, 2016

Description: Showcase the diverse capabilities of students with ASD, and pervasive developmental disorders. Descriptive examples and interactive activities guide teachers to understand how these disorders affect student progress and how educators can tap into student potential.

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders : A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours Author/Creator: Hartman, Davida ; Brangan, Kate Publisher: London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum..

Solving Executive Function Challenges : Simple Ways to Get Kids with Autism Unstuck and on Target Author/Creator: Kenworthy, Lauren ; Anthony, Laura ; Alexander, Katie ; Werner, Monica ; Cannon, Lynn ; Greenman, Lisa Publisher: Baltimore: Brookes Publishing

Description: How can you help kids with autism be flexible, get organized, and work toward goals—not just in school but in everyday life? It's all about executive function, and this quick problem-solving guide helps you explicitly teach these critical skills to high-functioning children with autism (Grades K-8). Used on its own or in tandem with the popular Unstuck and On Target! classroom curriculum, this practical guide shows how to embed executive function instruction in dozens of everyday scenarios, from morning routines to getting homework done. Designed for therapists, teachers, and parents, these highly effective techniques give children the skills they need to navigate each day, reach their goals, and succeed inside and outside the classroom. THIS BOOK HELPS YOU: Understand executive function—why it's important and why it's challenging for children with autism Teach three skills critical to success: flexibility, goal setting, and organization Use consistent scripts and key words to help children process your message Model desired behaviors —and fade your guidance as children generalize skills Provide simple, effective visual cues that keep kids unstuck and on target Keep it fun and positive, with tips on creative, playful ways to teach executive function skills PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Dozens of specific, easy-to-do examples -- "Goal, Plan, Do, Check" scripts and worksheets that break down tasks into small, achievable chunks -- key words and phrases that help kids stay on target -- reproducible visual aids -- sample IEP goals. Help children with autism Compromise with family and friends Turn "big deals" into "little deals" Move on to Plan B when Plan A doesn't work Make plans and carry them out Solve problems independently Be a good friend Handle disappointments and unexpected events Avoid "whims" that get them off track Quick-reference magnet included! As a bonus, you'll also get a 4 x 6 magnet printed with key words and sample scripts from Unstuck and On Target! It's a handy quick reference for the "Goal-Plan-Do-Check" process that helps students set and meet goals..

Supernourishment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder : A Practical Nutritional Approach to Optimizing Diet for Whole Brain and Body Health Author/Creator: Muller, Angelette Publisher: London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: Full of simple yet innovative recipes, this book provides a comprehensive guide to keeping your child on the autism spectrum healthy through a nutritionally dense diet while addressing their needs and individual eating challenges. It also includes practical tips on everything from how to transform a limited diet to how to shop for what you need..

Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities: A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD, Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental Illness Author/Creator: Oslund, Christy Is Part Of: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013

Description: With increasing numbers of students with invisible disabilities attending college and university, faculty and staff find themselves faced with new challenges. This practical handbook provides lecturers, tutors, disability services, and administrative staff with an overview of the invisible disabilities they may encounter, dispelling common myths and offering practical advice to support the needs of these students. Students with invisible disabilities are often academically talented but struggle with certain aspects of higher education such as keeping track of appointments or maintaining concentration in lecture halls. By providing detailed information on a range of disabilities including autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, OCD, and affective disorders, this book facilitates a better understanding of the unique needs of these students and what their strengths and limitations may be. With ideas for adapting teaching methods, offering suitable accommodations, and improving institutional policy, this is vital reading for all university faculty and staff.

Temple Grandin : Voice for the Voiceless Author/Creator: Wood, Annette Publisher: New York: Skyhorse Publishing

Description: Since Temple Grandin's life story was told in the 15 x Emmy-nominated film Temple Grandin, and since her heartwarming speech at the award ceremony, she has become one of the world's most well-known members of its community. In this fascinating biography, Annette Wood delves deep into Grandin's life from childhood to adulthood. Wood tells of the trials and tribulations of the icon: What difficulties Grandin struggled with and how she's become a hero for the autistic community. She also tells what Temple has done since the movie came out, where she is today, what kind of difference she's made, and what her future holds. For the 22 million people worldwide afflicted by autism and the countless friends and family members who support them, this brilliant portrait presents an up-close look at the disorder and renewed hope for what the future could bring for those on all levels of the spectrum..

The Broad Autism Phenotype Author/Creator: Rotatori, Anthony F. ; Deisinger, Julie A. Publisher: Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited

Description: This proposed volume will provide in-depth coverage about a construct known as the broad autism phenotype (BAP)..

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders : A Visual Guide Author/Creator: Towle, Patricia O'Brien Publisher: London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: This unique visual guide aims to equip readers with the skills to recognise ASD in very young children. It provides a systematic framework for understanding the complex nature of ASD. Each chapter focuses on a different area of development and uses photographs to illustrate and enhance understanding of core autism behaviors..

The Effectiveness of Neurofeedback Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author/Creator: Eller, Franziska Publisher: Wiesbaden: Springer

Description: Franziska Eller investigated the effectiveness of individualized Neurofeedback training in addition to a comprehensive basic neurodevelopmental therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The results clearly speak for the benefits of a supplemental Neurofeedback training, since QEEG recordings revealed positive changes in the children’s brain wave activity after only a few weeks of training. Furthermore behavioral aspects and imitation abilities were assessed using two autism questionnaires and an imitation test. Results showed that all children improved in several domains, with the treatment group partly achieving greater changes than the control group. Unlike the most prevalent therapy methods that are mainly behavior-based, Neurofeedback training aims at improving abnormal brain wave activity and thereby establishes an alternative, promising approach to treat Autism Spectrum Disorders..

Troubleshooting Relationships on the Autism Spectrum : A User's Guide to Resolving Relationship Problems Author/Creator: Stanford, Ashley Publisher: London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Description: Don't you wish relationships came with a manual? This user's guide to relationships adopts a practical troubleshooting approach to resolving difficulties that will greatly appeal to the logical minds of people on the autism spectrum and help their partners. It covers key problem areas such as communication, mindblindness, co-habiting, and intimacy..