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Parenting on the autism spectrum : a survival guide

Author: Lynn W Adams
Publisher: San Diego, California : Plural Publishing, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Adams (communication sciences and disorders, Valdosta State U.) helps parents of children with autism spectrum disorders address their child's needs. She describes treatments available and how to be critical when considering them; the importance of home organization, dietary challenges, sensory needs, and other home issues; the development of play and social skills, interventions, and pitfalls; supporting the child  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn W Adams
ISBN: 9781597565264 1597565261
OCLC Number: 824608944
Description: x, 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Truths --
Definitions --
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual --
Causes --
Characteristics --
Challenges for Parents --
Discussion Starters --
ch. 2 Being a Critical Consumer --
Assessment Procedures and Tools --
Intervention Strategies --
Addressing Communication Needs --
PRT --
Augmentative and Alternative Communication --
Social Stories --
Social Skill Groups --
Providing Choices --
Visual Strategies --
Behaviors Are Messages --
An Ounce of Prevention --
When the Fit Happens --
What I Believe --
Discussion Starters --
ch. 3 Autism in the House --
Whole House Organization --
Order in the Kitchen --
Dietary Interventions? --
Parenting on the Autism Spectrum: A Survival Guide --
It's Potty Time --
The Space to Move --
Making Common Areas Work --
More Than a Bedroom --
A Word About Siblings --
What Is on the TV? --
When Technology Does Not Help --
What I Believe --
Discussion Starters --
ch. 4 Talking, Playing, Doing, Being! Contents note continued: Communication Development --
Play and Social Skill Development --
Social Communication Development --
Joint Attention --
What I Believe --
Discussion Starters --
ch. 5 School Days, School Days! --
Proactive Planning --
Advocating for Your Child --
Interventions for School --
IFSP and IEP Is Not Alphabet Soup! --
Extended School Year and Regression/Recoupment --
What I Believe --
Discussion Starters --
ch. 6 Managing Behavior Before It Manages You --
Behavioral Intervention --
Teenagers: A Breed Apart --
What I Believe --
Discussion Starters --
ch. 7 A Potato on the Couch --
Asperger Syndrome --
Cognitive Abilities --
Language Abilities --
Social Abilities --
Sensory and Motor Skills --
Academic Skills --
Case Studies --
What I Believe --
Discussion Starters --
ch. 8 All in the Family --
Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear --
What Families Have Taught Me --
Real Information from Real People --
What I Believe --
ch. 9 Beyond High School. Contents note continued: Transition Planning --
Preparing to Enter the Workforce --
Preparing for College or Advanced Education and Training --
Interpersonal Relationships --
What I Believe --
Discussion Starters --
Appendix A Resources for Parents --
Appendix B Basic Vocabulary for Parents --
Appendix C Screening, Diagnostic, and Assessment Tools for Autism and Asperger Syndrome.
Responsibility: Lynn Adams.

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This collection of practical, real-world information and insights helps parents plan for the needs of their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The book combines current research and literature  Read more...

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Ewan Culling, Clinical Psychologist, International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, (2014): "Parenting on the Autism Spectrum provides a comprehensive, but easy-to-read overview of therapeutic Read more...

 
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