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Hints and tips for helping children with autism spectrum disorders : useful strategies for home, school, and the community

Author: Dion E Betts; Nancy J Patrick
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.
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If you have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with the challenges of daily life, then this book is for you! "Hints and Tips ..." is peppered with vignettes and stories of real-life situations and successes, and offers clever ideas for tackling everyday difficulties, such as bathing, bedtime, school trips, and selecting the right child minder. Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick provide creative, practical  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dion E Betts; Nancy J Patrick
ISBN: 9781843108962 1843108968
OCLC Number: 225090265
Description: 187 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: What is So Special about Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders?; What are autism spectrum disorders? Experiences of children with autism spectrum disorders.; What parents and caregivers need to know.; How to use this book.; 1. Home Life. Babysitters. Bees. Breastfeeding. Dates for parents. Discipline. Dogs. Finances. Food. Friendships. Holidays. Marriage issues. Mealtimes. Morning and nighttime routines. Noise. Organization. Preferences. Preparing simple meals. Respite care. Restaurants. Siblings and other relatives. Support groups. Talking about disabilities. Tantrums. Telephone skills. Television and video Games. Textures and temperatures. Weather.; 2. Hygiene. Bath time. Brushing teeth. Clothes. Grooming. Hair cuts. Nail clipping. Toilet training.; 3. Community. Airplanes. Birthday parties. Car travel. Car Travel II. --
Child Safety Seats. Hotels and vacations. Play dates. Reading faces and Emotions. Shopping. Shoe stores. Sleepovers. Swimming pools. Visiting other families.; 4. Medical. Dentist and doctor visits. Emergencies. Emergency phone calls. Immunizations. Medications.; 5. Schools and Organizations Breaks. Bullying and teasing. Bus rides. Clubs. Evaluations. Hobbies. Homework. Mental health agencies. Puberty and school. Religious services. Report cards. School lunches. School team meetings. School trips and excursions. Selecting childcare providers. Sports: Hallie's story. Sports: John's story. Teacher assistants. Therapists. Valentine's Day.; 6. Tools for Adapting the Environment for Success. Behavior plans. Choice boards. Direct instruction. First-then statement cards. Macro and micro schedules. Role-playing. Scripting. Symbol communication systems. Task analysis. Wait boxes. Conclusion. References.
Responsibility: Dion E Betts and Nancy J. Patrick.

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If you have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with the challenges of daily life, then this book is for you! The book is peppered with vignettes and stories of real-life situations and  Read more...
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