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Working in the autism field : the craftsmanship and the professional role

Author: Gunilla Gerland
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley, 2012.
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Writing with the insight of someone on the autism spectrum, but also as an experienced autism professional, Gunilla Gerland offers a fresh and original perspective on autism as well as a wealth of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gunilla Gerland
ISBN: 9781849053709 1849053707
OCLC Number: 808499153
Description: p. cm.
Contents: 1. Helping the Helper Help. A preface of sorts: about me, why and for whom.; Section I: The Professional Role...which deals with interactions and reflects 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 mean.; 4.1. Awareness, Development and Change.; 4.2. Making right and doing wrong.; 4.3 Empathy, ethics and moral competence.; 4.4. Some ideas.; 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 and 2: Falling into another role (than the professional) - "Parent" or "Buddy".; 5.2. Pitfall 3: That's the way he wants it!; 5.3. Pitfall 4: Prohibit or allow - this is not the question!; 5.4. Pitfall 5: Steering the will of others.; 5.5. Pitfall 6: Excessive empathy.; 5.6. Pitfall 7: Lack of empathy.; 5.7. Pitfall 8: Universal truths.; 5.8. Pitfall 9: "We know this".; 5.9. Pitfall 10: More normal than normal.; 5.10. Pitfall 11: The gender trap?; 5.11. Pitfall 12: Good aids that no one uses.; 5.12. Pitfall 13: "What if everybody...?"; 5.13. Pitfall 14: Other children will never accept...; 5.14. Pitfall 15: Normality produces quality of life.; Section II: Understanding the Impairments...which deals with 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. The visual perception.; 6.2. The tactile perception.; 6.3. The 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 (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 automization.; 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 poorer than verbal expression.; 9.2. Echolalia.; 9.3. Truths, lies and subtext.; 9.4. To announce your actions.; 9.5. Literal language comprehension.; 9.6. Lack of "auto correction".; 9.7 "Attitude".; 9.8. Restorative Communication.; 9.9. Repetitive communication.; 10. Living without a spare gas can - a chapter on energy and stress.; 10.1. The drop excavates the stone (and the straw that broke the camel's back).; 10.2. Stress and stress management.; 10.3. Sleep.; 10.4. Time Perception.; 11. I don't give a damn about the chores! A chapter on cognition.; 11.1. Executive functions.; 11.2. Working memory.; 11.3. Categorization.; 12. The short and boring chapter - a chapter on definitions, incidence and other things you may want to know, but which are of little help little in practice.; 12.1. Definition.; 12.2. Incidence.; 12.3. Causes.; 12.4. Criteria.; 12.5. Work-up.; Section III: The Change Process...which is an important element of the craftsmanship.; 13. Can we make a deaf person hear better by setting limits? A chapter on punishment of "violations", and consequences of action.; 13.1. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.; 13.2. Truth and Consequence.; 13.3. Making the professional "environmental friendly".; 13.4. Avoid a financial crisis on the trust account.; 13.5. The development of mature strategies - how does it come about?; 14. CRAP - a chapter with thoughts on the use of Confirmations or Rewards, the idea of being Affirmative, and why Punishments do not work.; 14.1. Attribution.; 14.2. Penalty marking is banned!; 14.3. A/C - Affirm and Confirm.; 15. Diving lessons in the ocean - a chapter on how to make assessments and analyses.; 15.1. Assessment.; 15.2. Analysis and hypothesis.; 15.3. Intervention plan.; 15.4. Evaluation.; 15.5. Documentation.; 15.6. Troubleshooting or "HELP - it does not work!"; 15.7. Finally, about assessments.; 16. An underwater guide - a chapter on common contributing factors in challenging behaviours.; 16.1. Self-esteem.; 16.2. Ability to envision/imagine.; 16.3. Developmental perspective and Theory of Mind (mentalization).; 16.4. Communication.; 16.5. There and then, here and now: When someone fights or injures himself.; 17. The danger of focusing on the behaviour itself - a chapter about what could happen if you do not learn to dive.; Section IV: Practical Intervention.; 18. The toolbox - an introduction to the tools.; 19. Not having to learn to be "as others" - a chapter on adjustments.; 20. Inform more - and well! A chapter on how we can work with information as a tool.; 20.1. The individual - "I do not have any bloody autism!"; 21. Written, drawn and other visual aids - an important chapter on matters that too many get too little of!; 21.1. Choices and ability to envision.; 21.2. Informed choices.; 21.3. Stress, overview and time.; 21.4. TEACCH.; 21.5. Social stories and comic strip conversations.; 21.6. Nag-free information.; 21.7. The time model.; 21.8. Five point scale.; 21.9. The Clothes-according-to-temperature-thermometer.; 22. Talk, gab and babble, and a little about how to play - a chapter on how to use conversation as a tool.; 22.1. Conversations for "landing".; 22.2. Solution-focused conversations.; 22.3. Furnishing.; 22.4. Conversations in group.; 22.5. Younger children: play skills.; 22.6. Rule play.; 23. Can you be yourself when you do not know who you are? A chapter on working with self-knowledge and self-esteem.; 23.1. Thought - Feeling - Action.; 23.2. Getting your reality confirmed.; 23.3. Positive feedback.; 23.4. Balance of power.; 23.5. Better communication skills break powerlessness.; 24. Methods and approaches - a short chapter about some specific techniques that may be useful.; 24.1. Social stories and drawn conversations.; 24.2. Solution-focused methods.; 24.3. Cat-kit.; 24.4. CBT.; 24.5 Motivational interviewing.; 25. Tips, tricks and gadgets - a final chapter for filling your toolbox.; 25.1. Learning to shop.; 25.2. Structure in the fridge.; 25.3. Belt bag.; 25.4. Smart phones and apps.; 25.5. Brushing teeth and hygiene.; 25.6. Other stuff.; 26. Finally...the last chapter.; 27. But wait a minute, was not the previous chapter the last chapter?; References.; Index.
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