Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition

Different Sensory Experiences - Different Perceptual Worlds
Author: Olga Bogdashina
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501794
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
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Completely revised and updated, this book focuses on sensory perceptual problems as identified by individuals on the autism spectrum. Despite frequently being identified by individuals with autism as one of the main problems they face, sensory perceptual issues are still often overlooked by professionals. The author covers the sensory perceptual experiences and sensitivities seen in autism spectrum conditions, and the cognitive differences caused by them. She considers assessment and intervention, and makes practical recommendations for selecting appropriate methods and techniques to eliminate sensory perceptual problems and enhance individual strengths. Brought up-to-date with current research and the latest thinking on autism, this book enables teachers, parents, professionals and individuals with autism fully to understand and address the problematic aspects of the sensory perceptual differences of people with autism spectrum conditions.

Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues

Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World
Author: Brenda Smith Myles
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9780967251486
Category: Education
Page: 129
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The author describes his life and how he has coped living with Asperger's syndrome.

Understanding and Evaluating Autism Theory

Author: Nick Chown
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503061
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 368
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Addressing the full spectrum of theoretical output associated with autism and Asperger syndrome, this is the complete guide to autism theory - spanning from mainstream and alternative, through to non-autism specific theories that might be applied to autism. Previous study on autism has made significant inroads into the individual branches of autism theory, however, no text has brought together the complete range of theories in an accessible textbook for students and academics. The author argues that a more obvious application of theory to autism intervention would be beneficial to practitioners. With access to the complete range of available autism and Asperger syndrome theory, from development theories to learning style theories, the academics and students working towards the practical application of theory to intervention will have all the necessary information at their disposal. The book is based on a series of autism theory lectures delivered for the NAS and Sheffield Hallam University.

Helping Children with Autism to Learn

Author: Staurt Powell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136624732
Category: Education
Page: 128
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This book considers how individuals with Autism can be enabled to learn through specific approaches to teaching that draw together understandings of how such individuals think and learn, and the implications for those who aim to teach them. A new and coherent perspective on the education of individuals with Autism is offered - a pedagogy for Autism. Both teachers and parents will benefit from the insights this book offers into reasons behind Autistic ways of behaving and guidance about ways of responding

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: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007246
Category: Psychology
Page: 384
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Gunilla Gerland's extensive experience of the autism spectrum means she is expertly placed to offer a fresh perspective on working with autism as well as a wealth of effective tools and interventions to use in practice. In a highly readable style, with many inspiring examples, this book offers original explanations of the impairments associated with autism, showing how to discover the root cause of behaviours that are challenging, not just how to manage them superficially. It looks objectively and non-judgementally at the common pitfalls and difficulties that autism professionals may encounter, explaining how to deal with these and transition to more effective working relationships. An important section on ethics and reflection equips the reader with the knowledge and skills needed to grow professionally in the field. Packed with original insights and practical, hands-on tools and strategies, this is essential reading for teachers, teaching assistants, support workers, counsellors, social workers and anyone else working with individuals of any age on the autism spectrum.

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

Frameworks for Communication
Author: Phil Christie,Elizabeth Newson,Wendy Prevezer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849050112
Category: Psychology
Page: 199
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This book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. It champions initial intervention at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can be applied to children of school age.

Sensory Issues for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Diarmuid Heffernan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450212X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
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Understanding sensory issues can be the key to overcoming them. Using this practical guide, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) can begin to understand their sensory difficulties and learn how to create a tailored plan for overcoming specific everyday challenges. Learn how the senses work and how sensory systems can function differently for people with ASD, leading to sensory perceptual issues. What are the difficulties that can arise at work, college, home, or in public or cyber spaces? Practical strategies and creating a unique 'sensory plan', based on frequently encountered environments and situations, will help any adult with ASD to overcome these sensory difficulties.

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Author: Ellen Yack,Shirley Sutton,Paula Aquilla
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1932565450
Category: Psychology
Page: 207
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A useful practical guide for professionals, parents, teachers and other caregivers. It presents detailed assessment tools as well as consistent strategies for managing challenging behavior. Successful sensory integration techniques include ... advice for a wide range of specific problems ... for adapting home, school, and childcare environments ... [and] creative suggestions for activities, equipment, and resources.

The Passionate Mind

How People with Autism Learn
Author: Wendy Lawson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003133
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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In her new book, Wendy Lawson examines traditional theories about the autism spectrum (AS) and reveals their gaps and shortcomings. Showing that a completely different way of thinking about AS is needed, she sets forward the theory of Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism (SAACA), an approach that explains autism in terms of the unique learning style of AS individuals. The SAACA approach suggests that whereas neurotypical people can easily shift their attention from one task to another, those on the autism spectrum tend to use just one sense at a time, leading to a deep, intense attention. From the perspective of this new approach, Wendy describes practical outcomes for individuals, families, and places of education and employment, and shows that when the unique learning style of AS is understood, valued, and accommodated, AS individuals can be empowered to achieve their fullest potential. This is a fascinating read for anyone with a personal or professional interest in the autism spectrum, including clinical practitioners, educators, researchers, individuals on the spectrum and their families, teachers, occupational therapists, and other professionals.

Autistics' Guide to Dating

A Book by Autistics, for Autistics and Those Who Love Them or Who Are in Love with Them
Author: Jody John Ramey,Emilia Murry Ramey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427633
Category: Psychology
Page: 128
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For people on the autism spectrum dating is so often an elusive art form, requiring the very skills--in communication, and in social perception--that don't come naturally to them. This book presents strategies for overcoming social skills deficits and sensory issues, to make for relationship success. Emilia Murry Ramey and Jody John Ramey, both on the spectrum, reflect on their dating experiences and provide recommendations for relationships in both the short- and long-term. Their advice includes how to choose venues for meeting people that are free from discomfiting features; coping with typical experiences in the light of sensory issues such as close proximity with a partner, eye-contact, and physical intimacy; and moving on to extended, committed relationships, co-habiting and continuing to date after marriage. Thorough, accessible, and very encouraging, this book is a must-read for Autistic people, those who love them, and those who are in love with them.

Autism with Severe Learning Difficulties

Author: Rita Jordan
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
ISBN: 0285642383
Category: Education
Page: 288
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Aimed at those who care for or educate children who have autism, plus other learning difficulties (though it is applicable to those who work with adults with similar problems). It is a practical guide, using examples to show how behaviour can be understood and the strengths of various techniques. Rita Jordan uses a variety of programmes and covers topics such as: the implications of the dual diagnosis, fostering social interaction, educational provision, managing challenging behaviour and the transition to adulthood.

Treatment Planning for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

An Individualized, Problem-Solving Approach
Author: Naomi Chedd,Karen Levine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118234820
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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A new way of thinking about treatment planning to support children with autism spectrum disorders Grounded in solid theory, Treatment Planning for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Individualized, Problem-Solving Approachhelps educators and therapists who work with children with autism spectrum disorders make sense of this confusing, often conflicting, and rapidly evolving clinical and research treatment landscape. Rooted in evidence-based practices, Chedd and Levine provide a 7-step dynamic treatment planning process. The book shows how a variety of current interventions and treatments can be incorporated into this process and includes applications of different approaches for tackling different problems. The nine illustrative case vignettes cover a wide variety of ages, developmental challenges, learning and social profiles, and school and family circumstances. With a firm commitment to and focus on the child’s best interests as well as family needs and preferences, Treatment Planning for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders offers professionals new possibilities for enhancing the quality of life for children with ASDs.

Dasha's Journal

A Cat Reflects on Life, Catness and Autism
Author: T. O. Daria
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427886
Category: Psychology
Page: 176
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Just a few weeks old, Dasha the cat found herself in a family with an autistic child. The publication of Temple Grandin's book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviour turned the household into a research laboratory, with the humans observing Dasha's behaviours and the cat experimenting with the `human guinea pigs'. The feline perspective provides a new outlook on autism conditions, challenging long established stereotypes and analysing controversies in the field with an unbiased attitude and humour. The text is interspersed with Dasha's 'wisdoms', 'research notes' and definitions of concepts based on her own understanding, such as 'A pet shop is a place where humans come to be adopted by the animals who are brave enough to take a responsibility of looking after them.' Dasha's Journal provides research-based information in an amusing and accessible form and makes serious and complicated issues such as sensory perception, memory, communication, savant skills and challenging behaviours in autism easily understandable for the general reader.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Uta Frith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521386081
Category: Medical
Page: 247
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Is Asperger syndrome a syndrome in its own right or is it a form of autism? Sufferers from the syndrome are like autistic individuals in that they show the same kind of impairments from early childhood; yet they are unlike them in being far more verbally articulate and socially adapted. They can be highly intelligent and reminiscent of eccentrics with their unusual interests, special skills and unworldliness. In this volume several of the major experts in the field discuss the diagnostic criteria of the syndrome, named after Hans Asperger who first described the condition in the 1940s, and illustrate their views with case studies drawn from their clinical practice. They also provide surprisingly practical suggestions on the education and management of autistic children. Current opinion on Asperger syndrome and its relationship to autism is fraught with disagreement and hampered by ignorance. This book gives the first coherent account of Asperger syndrome as a distinct variant of autism.

Raising a Child with Autism

A Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents
Author: Shira Richman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029106
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 173
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Richman explains how parents can adapt ABA for use at home, providing guidance to increase play skills, improve communication and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading.

Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition

Assessing and Treating High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: James C. McPartland,Ami Klin,Fred R. Volkmar
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462514359
Category: Psychology
Page: 482
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Completely revised with the latest research and clinical strategies, this is the authoritative volume on Asperger syndrome (now part of DSM-5 autism spectrum disorder). Considered the definitive reference since its initial publication, the book focuses on how to assess each child or adolescent's needs and provide effective interventions in the areas of communication, behavior, and academic and vocational functioning. The neural and genetic bases of autism spectrum disorders are also explored. New to This Edition *Expanded coverage of evidence-based assessment and treatment, including two chapters on behavioral interventions. *Addresses challenges in the transition to new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder in DSM-5. *Chapters on neuropsychological advances, the transition to higher education, and forensic issues. *Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104954
Category: Psychology
Page: 397
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A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.

Beyond the Silence

My Life, the World and Autism
Author: Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 9781899280315
Category: Autism
Page: 108
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Meghan's World

The Story of One Girl's Triumph Over Sensory Processing Disorder
Author: Diane M. Renna,Regina Stark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780978833909
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Validates children's feelings and briefly describes therapies that helped Meghan overcome her Sensory Processing Disorder.

Flying Starts for Unique Children

Top Tips for Supporting Children with SEN or Autism When They Start School
Author: Adele Devine
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502413
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 312
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Help children with SEN and autism to have a good first impression of your school and it can make all the difference to their entire school experience. Regular Teach Early Years contributor and SEN expert Adele Devine shares her top tips for making the school environment as welcoming and inclusive as possible for children with SEN and autism. This book covers essential topics such as working with parents, supporting transitions between home and school, helping children with sensory issues to cope in a stimulating classroom, teaching waiting and patience skills, using visual teaching methods, understanding behaviour, promoting independence and much more. Case studies and practical examples show you exactly how a truly inclusive classroom can be achieved, by demonstrating how a range of situations are experienced from the child's perspective. Designed to be perfect for dipping into and referring back to as problems arise, this book is a fantastic resource for busy educators.