Career Training and Personal Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Practical Resource for Schools
Author: Vicki Lundine,Catherine Smith
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104407
Category: Education
Page: 192
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"This accessible teaching resource is packed with lesson plans, implementation procedures, interactive activities, and photocopiable worksheets, providing the teacher with the necessary material to direct this course over one or three years."--Jacket.

Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders


Author: Johnny L. Matson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080559803
Category: Psychology
Page: 446
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Autism spectrum disorder has received increasing research in recent years, with more information on assessment and treatment than can be readily assimilated from primary literature by clinicians. Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders summarizes evidence-based assessments and intervention for Autism across the life-span, providing clinicians with a practical overview of how best to assess and treat this disorder. The book begins with a discussion of what warrants a determination of being "evidence based" and a description of the disorder from a life span perspective. The book also provides a chapter on differential diagnosis of autism relative to other disorders. What follows are separate sections on assessment and intervention. These chapters discuss first how to assess and then separately how to treat behavioral problems, communication and social skills issues, academic and vocational skills, and the use of pharmacology and an assessment of possible pharmacological effects. Intended for practitioners assessing and treating children with developmental delays, the book provides clinicians with best practices for assessing and treating delays associated with autism. Covers the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders Covers the lifespan Focuses on evidence-based assessment and treatment

Intervention and Support for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum

A Resource for Trainers
Author: Barry Wright,Chris Williams
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105489
Category: Psychology
Page: 253
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The manual is divided into ten sessions that introduce a topic related to autism and Asperger Syndrome. During each session parents are introduced to a new topic and are invited to participate in exercises and group discussions that serve to reinforce the key messages discussed earlier. Each session closes with recommended reading and 'homework'.

Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome

A Step-by-Step Program
Author: Kim Kiker Painter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425196
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome is an empirically-grounded, ready-to-use curriculum for clinicians, teachers and other professionals wishing to lead social skills groups for children and adolescents with AS. It provides an introduction to AS and issues surrounding social skills, including diagnostic and assessment issues, the importance of good social skills, and treatment approaches. At the heart of the resource is a practical, user-friendly, fully photocopiable program, consisting of 10 core sessions and 13 supplementary sessions, which covers topics such as greetings, emotions, facial expressions, conversational skills and more. Each session contains an outline of the aims, the empirical basis of the skill being taught, step-by-step instructions for group leaders, and parent and teacher handouts. A comprehensive and practical social skills group program, this will be an invaluable and unique resource for clinicians, teachers, parents and professionals working with children and adolescents with AS social skills Kim Kiker Painter, PhD, specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. She has extensive professional experience of assessing and treating individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and has a brother with autism who has greatly influenced her interest in this area. She is currently continuing her clinical work with children and adolescents at Silber Solutions, P.A.

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Model for High-Quality Coaching
Author: Joshua K. Harrower,Louis G. Denti,Marcia Weber-Olsen
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1597569402
Category: Education
Page: 245
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Educating Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Model for High-Quality Coaching offers a unique coaching model with a practical approach for special education teachers and related service providers who face the challenge of providing effective support to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By empowering special education and speech-language pathologists to participate as coaches, they can go beyond simple accommodations to actively promote a less restrictive setting, dynamically assess skills, deliver effective instructional and behavioral programming, and effectively build a coaching network to engage students throughout the school day. Provided in this text are vignettes that illustrate the reality of special education. Additionally, approaches for addressing the real-word needs of students with ASD are provided, along with evidence-based support that describes the positive results of the strategies described. This text also introduces coaching methods that will guide teachers and instructional staff to create and maintain a "solutions-focused" coaching community. The first section of the book presents a multi-tiered model for providing coaching at varying levels of support intensity, along with the numerous important considerations involved in implementing effective coaching supports. The second section presents an outline of effective practices in utilizing coaching strategies to support teachers in planning for the instruction of meaningful skills to students with ASD utilizing a team-based, collaborative coaching model. The third section provides numerous practical, evidence-based strategies to be used by coaches and teachers in teaching meaningful skills to students with ASD. The final chapter addresses critical issues involved in building the capacity of districts to evaluate, oversee and support the effective coaching of teachers in providing evidence-based practices to students with ASD. Educating Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder serves as a clinical guide and delivers a practical discussion of high-quality coaching as an emerging best practice for supporting special educators (teachers and paraprofessionals) as well as school-based service providers (speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists). It is a valuable primary text for special education teachers in training, a resource for professional development personnel, and a tool for researchers and graduate students in education and teaching programs. Key features include: Chapter objectivesReal-life vignettesReproducible formsSummary questions

Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Secondary School


Author: Lynn Plimley,Maggie Bowen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878504
Category: Medical
Page: 96
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'I liked the way it dealt with the difficult issues such as mental health, sexuality and future employment in a clear and direct way, providing well thought out, practical responses.' 'Easy to read yet informative.' 'Very accessible in an area of SEN that is now a key area of concern.' ' Captivating, good presentation with the case studies, reflective oasis and points to remember.' 'Very useful for Sencos and teachers.' - Judging Panel for NASEN/TES Book Award 'There can be no doubt that the action suggested by the authors to improve outcomes for pupils with ASD, would benefit the inclusion of all pupils' - Special Needs Information Press 'The book gives a clear insight into some of the issues which are important from the perspective of the pupil, the challenges they face and the behaviours that can result. It openly addresses the impact of these behaviours on a school and offers clear guidance and strategies. The options given are realistic, practical and achievable and the Reflective Oasis sections offer an ideal starting point for self-evaluation and staff training' - Mike Ridout, Head of Access and Inclusion Service, Bridgend LEA 'All those involved in education at secondary level including senior managers and governors will find this concise book informative in helping them to understand the needs of their pupils with ASD' - Ian Attfield, Advisory Teacher ASD, Birmingham Specialist Support Service 'The book not only gives sound advice, it helps the reader to find a wider range of sources of support and information... a useful, practical guide that makes the organisation of inclusive education achievable' - Special 'The book does have a number of useful strategies and tips, but it provides more than just a list of practical points. Support staff are encouraged to reflect upon their own practice and that of their school... The book is well worth buying and should appeal both to support workers and their managers' - Support For Learning 'The book fills a niche by distilling and providing information to busy teachers... an important little book that is quite readable and may be very useful to its intended audience' - American Psychological Association When a young person with autistic spectrum disorders enters secondary school, there are lots of new factors to consider. This books looks at: " making good transitions from primary school " how to provide helpful INSET for colleagues (including teachers, senior managers, support staff and lunchtime supervisers) " using a special interest as a tool for learning " record-keeping, IEPs and sharing information across the school " subject disapplication and formal examinations " social strategies to employ in a large high school " useful tips for staff - what to do and what not to do " work experience, careers and self-advocacy The importance of working closely with parents is also covered, as is dealing with challenging behaviour. '...the book not only gives sound advice, it helps the reader to find a wider range of sources of support and information...The authors have not sought to minimise the difficulties or to pretend that schools and individuals will not have to change or adapt, nor have they avoided difficult questions. What they have one is to write a useful, practical guide that makes the organisation of inclusive education achievable' - Resource File

Playscheme resource manual


Author: N.A
Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 9781899280773
Category: Autistic children
Page: 127
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Provides practical advice for setting up playschemes for children with autistic spectrum disorders. This work discusses the details of planning and how playschemes can encourage play, social interaction and learning. It is based on the NAS Playschemes Project in Glasgow.

The ASD Workbook

Understanding Your Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Penny Kershaw
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004277
Category: Psychology
Page: 144
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A diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be confusing and overwhelming for all involved, and it can be difficult for parents to know how best to approach the subject with their child. This easy-to-use interactive workbook gives parents the help they need to explain ASDs to their child and provide practical and emotional support following diagnosis. Parents are invited to work through each chapter with their child as they grow older and go through adolescence, encouraging them to talk through how the ASD affects each area of their life, from making friends to problem-solving to planning a career. The information and advice is presented in a clear and positive way to help both parent and child understand more about what the diagnosis means for them. As the workbook is completed an invaluable record of development will be created for parent and child to look back on together. This hands-on workbook is an essential resource for parents and carers looking for guidance on explaining ASDs from diagnosis onwards to children aged 10 and up.

Autism and the Transition to Adulthood

Success Beyond the Classroom
Author: Paul Wehman,Marcia Datlow Smith
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557669582
Category: Education
Page: 285
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Outlines steps for empowering teens with autism to achieve their full potential, in a work that features forms, skills assessments, employment and postsecondary options, and benefits planning advice.

Asperger's and Girls

World-renowned Experts Join Those with Asperger's Syndrome to Resolve Issues that Girls and Women Face Every Day!
Author: Tony Attwood,Temple Grandin,Teresa Bolick
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 193256540X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 150
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World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!

Positive Behaviour Support Strategies for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Step by Step Guide to Assessing – Managing – Preventing Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties


Author: Dolly Bhargava
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456630342
Category: Education
Page: 66
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Positive Behaviour Support Strategies for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder equips parents, educators and professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess, manage and prevent challenging behaviours in children who have been diagnosed with ADHD. Practical strategies on how to design the environment, activity and instructions to facilitate positive changes will be provided. Use the comprehensive questionnaires and checklists to develop positive behaviour support plans to support your student consistently in all settings. This invaluable resource is useful for parents, teachers, early childhood educators, support staff, and mental health, allied health and supervisory professionals who support students with ADHD.

Positive Behaviour Support Strategies for Students with Anxious Behaviour: A Step by Step Guide to Assessing – Managing – Preventing Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties


Author: Dolly Bhargava
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456630326
Category: Education
Page: 68
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Positive Behaviour Support Strategies for Students with Anxious Behaviours equips parents, educators and professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess, manage and prevent challenging behaviours in children who have been diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder or exhibit persistent anxious behaviours. Practical strategies on how to design the environment, activity and instructions to facilitate positive changes will be provided. Use the comprehensive questionnaires and checklists to develop positive behaviour support plans to support your student consistently in all settings. This invaluable resource is useful for parents, teachers, early childhood educators, support staff, and mental health, allied health and supervisory professionals who support students with Anxiety.

Positive Behaviour Support Strategies for Students with Aggressive Behaviour: A Step by Step Guide to Assessing – Managing – Preventing Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties


Author: Dolly Bhargava
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456630318
Category: Education
Page: 66
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Positive Behaviour Support Strategies for Students with Aggressive Behaviours equips parents, educators and professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess, manage and prevent challenging behaviours in children who have been diagnosed with Conduct Disorder or exhibit persistent aggressive behaviour. Practical strategies on how to design the environment, activity and instructions to facilitate positive changes will be provided. Use the comprehensive questionnaires and checklists to develop positive behaviour support plans to support your student consistently in all settings. This invaluable resource is useful for parents, teachers, early childhood educators, support staff, and mental health, allied health and supervisory professionals who support students with aggressive behaviours.

Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success

A Practical Guide to Transition Planning
Author: Stan F. Shaw,Joseph W. Madaus,Lyman Lee Dukes
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570168
Category: Education
Page: 293
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Outlines the challenges people with disabilities face when they enter higher education, and offers practical solutions for helping them develop the academic and social skills that can provide for a healthy transition to college.

Life Beyond the Classroom

Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities
Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598572322
Category: Education
Page: 584
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Get the fully revised fifth edition of the landmark transition textbook—now updated with new chapters on current topics, all the latest best practices and research, more practical strategies, and an unrivaled package of multimedia instructor material

Implementing the Group-Based Early Start Denver Model for Preschoolers with Autism


Author: Giacomo Vivanti,Ed Duncan,Geraldine Dawson,Sally J. Rogers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319496913
Category: Psychology
Page: 147
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This book examines a group-based adaptation of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) designed for use with preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It describes the principles and procedures of the Group-Based Early Start Denver Model (G-ESDM) and provides practical and empirical guidelines for implementing effective, affordable programs across public healthcare and educational settings. Chapters offer rationales and strategies for designing and evaluating interventions, building interdisciplinary teams, and organizing learning spaces to engage student interest. Examples discuss the social interactions in groups that provide opportunities for learning, improving interpersonal skills, and reducing problem behaviors. In addition, the book offers ideas for retooling teaching strategies when an individual child lags behind the rest of the group. Featured topics include: Creating treatment objectives in the G-ESDM. Setting up the G-ESDM team and learning environment. Development of the G-ESDM classroom curriculum. Practical tools such as decision-making trees, teaching templates, and fidelity systems. Facilitating learning through peer interactions and social participation. Implementing the Group-Based Early Start Denver Model for Preschoolers with Autism is a must-have resource for clinicians and practitioners as well as researchers, professors, and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, and social work along with psychiatry, pediatrics, and educational and healthcare policy.

Working With Students With Disabilities

Preparing School Counselors
Author: Vicki A. McGinley,Barbara C. Trolley
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483359727
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
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Working with Students with Disabilities: Preparing School Counselors by Vicki A. McGinley and Barbara C. Trolley is an essential tool for all school counselors in training and in practice with the aim to provide a comprehensive approach to working with students with disabilities in a school setting. As more students with disabilities are being included, school counselors need to have a fundamental understanding of the terminology, laws, principles, collaboration, assessment measures, and psycho-social, diversity issues associated with special education. This book continues in the trend of providing sound, evidenced-based knowledge with practical case examples and guided exercises, making the material 'come alive' and fostering critical thinking. “Finally, a book FOR school counselors that specifically addresses the needs of students with disabilities and how we can interface with the team in supporting these students.” –Nona Cabral, California Baptist University “McGinley and Trolley have brought together in one exceptional volume the vast material that modern school counselors often leave the classroom searching for – how to understand the complexities of the system in regards to students with special needs, how to best collaborate with professionals and families in meeting those needs, and how to best structure interventions and programs to move those students forward across social, emotional, and academic realms.” –Carrie Lynn Bailey, Georgia Southern University “McGinley and Trolley have crafted a text that illuminates the multifaceted responsibilities of school counselors relevant to special education. Faculty, graduate students and practicing counselors alike will find the problem-based learning approach a helpful guide for integrating the content covered in this text into their professional practice.” –Kylie P. Dotson-Blake, East Carolina University “Special education students are frequently the most marginalized group on school campuses. Working with Students with Disabilities: Preparing School Counselors points to ways school counselors can open pathways for creating a learning community that supports all students.” –Rolla E. Lewis, California State University, East Bay