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: 6191

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

A Parent's Guide to Building Interaction and Language Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Or Social Communication Difficulties

Author: Fern Sussman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780921145417

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 7518

Updated to reflect the most current view on naturalistic models of communication, this beautifully illustrated guidebook provides a step-by-step guide for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other social communication difficulties. Presented in a user friendly format, the book s research-based strategies show parents how to turn everyday activities with their child into opportunities for interaction and communication.
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It Takes Two to Talk

A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Language Delays

Author: Jan Pepper,Elaine Weitzman,Hanen Centre

Publisher: The Hanen Centre

ISBN: 0921145195

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 171

View: 9592

Shows parents how to help their child communicate and learn language during everyday activities.
Posted in Family & Relationships


Discover the secrets of effective conversation

Author: James Borg

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292013672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 848

A new book from James Borg – on what to say and how to say it – so you can get more from the way you talk. All the day-to-day conversations that you have in your private and working life result in a particular outcome. How many times do you come away from a situation and think you could have handled it better? The realization that you should have used different words or said things in a different tone which might have produced a more positive result or avoided friction. How often have you felt frustrated at your inability to state your case and to explain your thoughts well enough for the other person to grasp your point? Make no mistake - talk is our most precious commodity. Human interaction and face to face communication came long before social media websites, e-mail and texting. Yet more and more people have lost the art of conversing effectively and successfully as the ‘screen’ replaces conversation. Talkability provides tried and tested suggestions to help you get your points across and make things happen.
Posted in Business & Economics

Sociorobot World

A Guided Tour for All

Author: Spyros G. Tzafestas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319214225

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 223

View: 3743

This book makes a consolidated guided tour to the world of sociorobots (social or socialized robots). Sociorobots and assistive robots provide entertainment, assistance to the handicapped, companionship to the elderly and health care to autistic children and people with dementia. The book provides, in a fluent educational way, all major concepts, architectures and design methodologies. All types of sociorobots are examined, namely walking anthropomorphic, wheeled anthropomorphic, fixed-place anthropomorphic and zoomorphic sociorobots. The book provides an outline of sociorobot intelligent control architectures, robot learning and human robot interaction.
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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: 2982

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.
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Developing Talents

Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Author: Temple Grandin,Kate Duffy

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 1722

Examines career opportunities for men and women with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism, providing information on job responsibilities, training requirements, difficulty level, and necessary social and communication skills.
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Visual Strategies for Improving Communication

Practical Supports for School and Home

Author: Linda A. Hodgdon

Publisher: Quirkroberts Pub

ISBN: 9780961678616

Category: Communication

Page: 230

View: 9233

Practical supports for school and home: contains interactions for students who experience autism and other moderate to severe communication disorders. A "how-to" book, designed to assist teachers, speech-language pathologists, and parents in devising solutions to the communication and self-management challenges that are common to these students. Full of examples and illustrations, this book describes specific strategies that capitalize on the visual strengths and learning style of this population. Covers topics: autism, communication disorder, Fragile X, attention-deficit disorder, behavior disorder, learning disability, pervasive developmental disorder, language delay or disorder, comprehension problems, auditory processing disorder, hearing impairment, aphasia, developmental delay, emotional impairment, speech disorder, mental impairment, traumatic brain injury, down syndrome, multi-handicapped ... etc.
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Uniquely Human

A Different Way of Seeing Autism

Author: Barry M. Prizant,Tom Fields-Meyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476776245

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 2998

One of the world's leading authorities on autism suggests a major shift in understanding autism and offers inspiring stories and practical advice drawn from his more than four-decade career.
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Teach Me With Pictures

40 Fun Picture Scripts to Develop Play and Communication Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Linda Hodgdon,Ruth Harris,Simone Griffin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006320

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

View: 6674

An easy-to-use resource for professionals and parents, this book provides fun and practical ideas to help motivate and extend communication and play skills in children with autism with the support of pictures. The book describes how picture scripts can help facilitate play and learning and provides 40 photocopiable scripts across a range of different activities such as drawing, cooking, using construction toys, imaginative play, arts and crafts, and life skills. Tasks are presented in small manageable step-by-step picture sequences and support a range of skills including following instructions, increasing independence, comprehension, story-telling and choice-making. Readers can print copies of the scripts from the CD-ROM that accompanies the book. Ideal for special education teachers, early years practitioners, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and parents, this will be an excellent tool for any classroom, home or therapy setting.
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Learning Language and Loving it

A Guide to Promoting Children's Social, Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood Settings

Author: Elaine Weitzman,Janice Greenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780921145189

Category: Education

Page: 397

View: 6964

Provides a look at life in child care settings and how early childhood educators use the Hanen approach to promote interaction, language learning and emergent literacy in young children.
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The Educator's Guide to Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Josefa Ben-Arieh,Helen J. Miller

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452272549

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 5398

Use this guide to identify students with ASD, organize the classroom; manage time; promote independence, communication, and appropriate behaviors; and select visual strategies, tools, and curriculum resources.
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Social Rules for Kids

The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed

Author: Susan Diamond

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575840

Category: Education

Page: 131

View: 9834

Many parents are not sure of what to say and do to help their children improve their social interactions. Social Rules for Kids - The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed helps open the door of communication between parent and child by addressing 100 social rules for home, school, and the community. Using simple, easy-to- follow rules covering topics such as body language, manners, feelings and more, this book aims to make student's lives easier and more successful by outlining specific ways to interact with others on a daily basis.
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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: 5990

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.
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The Potty Journey

Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs, Including Autism and Related Disorders

Author: Judith A. Coucouvanis

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575161

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 148

View: 2644

Guides parents through the process of toilet training children with special needs, including the use of rewards to encourage a child's progress and teaching potty training techniques at public bathrooms.
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Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

A Developmental Approach for Parents and Professionals

Author: Laurie Leventhal-Belfer,Cassandra Coe

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846420337

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 1939

'Asperger's Syndrome in Young Children is easy to read, with lots of practical ideas and advice, presented in a sympathetic manner. It would be most useful for teachers or professionals who are new to the field or parents who believe their child may be on the Asperger's syndrome spectrum. It is a valuable source of information on strategies for helping young children with Asperger's syndrome to realise their full potential.' - ChildrenNow This landmark book focuses on how AS presents in pre-school children. An essential guide for parents coming to terms with their child's AS diagnosis and for the professionals who work with this age group, it is unique in answering pressing questions specific to younger children. How can parents help their AS child to develop speech and language? What help is available at school and home? When, if at all, should a child be informed about AS? Including a useful summary of early childhood development stages, Leventhal-Belfer and Coe provide a diagnostic model based on assessment of the child in contrast to 'neurotypical' children, considering relationships at home, in school or in care. Their book shows how to develop tailored early intervention strategies and to assist parents, teachers and mental health professionals in making informed decisions to nurture the development of AS children.
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Language for Thinking

Author: Stephen Parsons,Anna Branagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351703722

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 7044

This photocopiable resource provides a clear structure to assist teachers, SENCOs, learning support assistants and speech language therapists in developing children's language from the concrete to the abstract. It is based on fifty picture and verbal scenarios that can be used flexibly with a wide range of ages and abilities. Quick, practical and easy to use in the classroom, this programme can be used with individual children, in small groups or can form the basis of a literacy lesson or speech language therapy session. Features: question sheets are carefully structured to promote children's development of inference, verbal reasoning and thinking skills; the three parallel assessments of spoken and written language can be used to assess each child's starting level and then to monitor progress; score forms and worksheets for each lesson are included. The book is particularly useful for children who are recognised as having delayed language skills, specific language impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger's Syndrome), pragmatic language impairment or moderate learning difficulties. The 2nd Edition is now in full colour throughout and has been updated with a simplified introduction. All illustrations and worksheets will now be available online. Features: full colour throughout; new and revised illustrations; simplified introduction; online resources; illustrations and worksheets.
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Language and Literacy Development

What Educators Need to Know

Author: James P. Byrnes,Barbara A. Wasik

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462506666

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 3526

Children's speaking, reading, and writing skills are closely connected, and this engaging text guides preservice and practicing teachers in choosing instructional strategies that promote the integrated development of these skills. The authors explore the foundations of language in the developing brain and show how language acquisition in early childhood influences later literacy and language use. Chapters cover phonological skills, vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, comprehension, and writing, as well as instructional techniques and programs. The book examines why some students struggle with particular language and literacy tasks and how motivation and sociocultural factors affect proficiency. Rich classroom vignettes and examples of effective teaching strategies are accompanied by accessible explanations of relevant research.
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