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Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field : an Insider's Guide to Understanding the Autism Spectrum, the Environment and Your Role.

Author: Gunilla Gerland
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
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Writing from an insider's perspective, but also as an autism professional, the author offers a wealth of practical tools and interventions to use with children and adults. In a highly readable style, and with many inspiring examples, she looks at the professional's role, and at the common pitfalls they may encounter, explaining how to deal with these to transition to more effective working relationships.
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Gerland, Gunilla.
Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field : An Insider's Guide to Understanding the Autism Spectrum, the Environment and Your Role.
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gunilla Gerland
ISBN: 9780857007247 0857007246
OCLC Number: 824117988
Description: 1 online resource (388 pages)
Contents: 1. Helping the Helper Help: A Preface of Sorts About Me, Why and for Whom; Part 1: The Professional Role ... Interactions and Reflections on Professionalism; 2. The Framework and Ideologies: A Chapter on How It Can Be A Constructive Action to Smash a Window; 3. Same Same but Different: A Chapter for Everyone but Especially for Those Who Have Previously Worked in Psychosocial Treatment Settings. 4. Just Doing Your Job or Being a True Professional?: A Chapter with Some Thoughts About What Professionalism Could Mean4.1 Awareness, development and change; 4.2 Making it right when doing wrong; 4.3 Empathy, ethics and moral competence; 4.4 Some ideas; 4.5 Professionalism in exchanges with clients; 4.6 Conclusion; 5. Remove the Cake Even If You Don't Think It's Ready --
Common Pitfalls for Staff: A Chapter on Things You Would Rather Avoid; 5.1 Pitfall 1: Falling into another role (other than the professional) --
Parenting the person with autism. 5.2 Pitfall 2: Falling into another role (other than the professional) --
being a buddy5.3 Pitfall 3: That's the way he wants it!; 5.4 Pitfall 4: Prohibit or allow --
this is not the question!; 5.5 Pitfall 5: Steering the will of others; 5.6 Pitfall 6: Excessive empathy; 5.7 Pitfall 7: Lack of empathy; 5.8 Pitfall 8: Universal truths; 5.9 Pitfall 9: 'We know this'; 5.10 Pitfall 10: More normal than normal; 5.11 Pitfall 11: The gender trap?; 5.12 Pitfall 12: Good aids that no one uses; 5.13 Pitfall 13: 'What if everybody ...?'; 5.14 Pitfall 14: Other children will never accept ... 5.15 Pitfall 15: Normality produces quality of lifePart 2: Understanding the Impairments ... The Symptoms We Often See and What May Cause Them; 6. 'You never know if orange juice will taste like orange juice.': A Chapter on Sensory Processing Issues; 6.1 Visual perception; 6.2 Tactile perception; 6.3 Auditory perception; 6.4 The olfactory sense; 6.5 The sense of taste; 6.6 Balance; 6.7 Proprioception --
muscle and joint sense; 6.8 Interoceptive senses; 6.9 Synaesthesia; 6.10 Sensory integration problems; 6.11 Desensitization (or habituation); 6.12 Different is not always a problem. 6.13 How do we know, what do we do?7. The Man with Two Left Feet: A Chapter on Motor Skills; 7.1 Motor automatization; 7.2 Other motor difficulties; 7.3 Practical implications; 8. One Person May Be of Many Ages: A Chapter on the Development Perspective; 8.1 Mentalization in practice; 9. Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say: A Chapter on Communication; 9.1 Language comprehension being poorer than verbal expression; 9.2 Echolalia; 9.3 Truths, lies and subtext; 9.4 Announcing your actions; 9.5 Literal language comprehension; 9.6 Lack of 'auto correction'; 9.7 'Attitude'; 9.8 Restorative communication.

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