Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Blueprint for Life (BOK)

Thomas L. Whitman, Nicole DeWitt

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Finding a way of simultaneously addressing the sensory, motor, emotional, communicative, cognitive and social needs of children on the autism spectrum can be a real challenge, and choosing from the vast array of options available is a daunting task. This book provides a blueprint for an educational intervention program that is evidence-based, comprehensive in scope and integrative in its approach. Grouping techniques into five categories for discussion, this book examines autism spectrum disorders within a developmental context, and shows that interventions with autistic individuals are not only possible, but can be really successful. Specific intervention strategies and program examples for developing competencies in areas such as joint attention, sensory integration, motor functioning, impulse control, memory, self-awareness, theory of mind and empathy, abstract thinking, problem-solving, social skills and community engagement, are presented. Techniques for dealing with specific behavior problems are also examined, including toileting delays, temper-tantrums, and eating and sleeping problems, amongst many others. This book will be essential reading for families, teachers, and other professionals working with children with autism.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2011
Forfatter Nicole DeWitt, Thomas L. Whitman Forlag
JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
ISBN 9781849058643 Antall sider 336
Dimensjoner 17,3cm x 24,6cm x 2,1cm Vekt 680 gram
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