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Taking the Mystery out of Medications in Autism

Luke Tsai, M.D.

388 pages/ 2001

A medical doctor and academic pens a book about medication therapy for those on the autism spectrum, delineating the critical principles and treatments to ensure proper medication. Dr. Tsai enumerates the impact of drugs on behavior and various forms of pervasive developmental disorders. 

Tasks Galore:

Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, Kathy Hearsey          59 pages/ 2003

Creative ideas for  teachers, therapists, and parents working with exceptional children. Full-color pictorial series of multi-modal tasks, used in programs for children with autism. Applicable to any early education or learning environment.

Tasks Galore: For the real world

Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, Kathy Hearsey          65 pages/ 2004

Designed for teachers, therapists and parents. Features over 240 full-color photos of highly organized, multi-modal tasks that emphasize functional skills needed for daily living.

Each task includes visual strategies that enhance independence in the home, school, community, and workplace.

Tasks Galore: Making groups meaningful

Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, Kathy Hearsey          70 pages/ 2005

Full color photographs help teachers, parents, and therapists apply structured teaching techniques to classroom groups and school specialties(music, dance, and physical education), as well as to home parties.

This book draws on the authors' experiences as teachers and therapists with Division TEACCH. Wanting to make the lives of people with communication challenges richly rewarding.

Teach Me Language

Sabrina Freeman, Ph.D.

Lorelei Dake, B.A.                     400 pages/1997

Teach Me Language is designed for parents and therapists who teach language to children with Autism, Asperger's syndrome and other related developmental disorders. Teach Me Language is a step by step "How to" manual with 400 pages of instructions, explanations, examples, games and cards that attack language weaknesses common to children with pervasive developmental disorders. This book is based on professional speech pathology methods developed specifically to teach children with autism and related disorders and the language skills they need in school and in life. 

Teach Me Language Companion Exercise Forms

Sabrina Freeman, Ph.D., Lorelei Dake, B.A.                   152 pages/1997

Companion Exercise Forms for Teach Me Language is a 152 page collection of exercise drill forms which appear as examples in Teach Me language. The forms in the supplement are blank, enlarged for ease of use and ready to photocopy for use with Teach Me Language. 

Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., James W. Partington, Ph.D.    316 pages/ 1998

Most children with autism or other developmental disabilities experience severe language delays or disorders. Teaching language to these children can be quite a challenge to parents and professionals. This book presents a state-of-the-art language assessment and intervention program based on B.F. Skinner's behavioral analysis of language, and the extensive body of empirical research that supports Skinner's analysis.

The first section of the book provides information regarding preparation for language intervention, including a brief language assessment and a system to interpret the assessment in order to determine the best place to start intervention for an individual child.

Section Two focuses on the development of initial communication skills for nonverbal children.

Section Three focuses on teaching more advanced langauge and social skills.

Section Four presents issues to the implementation of a language program in a child's natural and school environments.

Teaching Math to people with Down`s Syndrome and other hands-on learners: Basic survival skills

Deanna Horstmeier, Ph.D.      300 pages/2004

An educator with 30 years of experience and the parent of a young man with Down Syndrome, was inspired to write Teaching Math to meet the needs of hands-on learners after observing the difficulty her adult son with Down syndrome and his peers had in applying math skills to everyday life.

For years, the math program explained in this book has been successfully used with preschoolers, children, and adults with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other cognitive disabilities. Its success lies in capitalizing on the visual learning strengths of these concrete learners and using manipulatives, games, and activities to teach and maintain motivation. A key feature of this method is the early introduction of the calculator, which allows students to progress in their understanding of math without having to memorize math facts. This book can be used to help students learn the critical math survival skills needed for living independently or help students in their math curricula at school.

Teaching Playskills to Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Melinda Smith, M.D.                  174 pages/ 2001

Throughout two years of intensive Applied Behavior Analysis with her son, Dr. Smith recognized the critical need to consistently incorporate playskills into his program. Teaching Playskills is the culmination of her years of reseach and personal experience. This comprehensive manual encompasses the many aspects of play and how they can be incorporated into the lives of children with developmental delays. Written accessibly and intimately, Dr. Smith gives both parents and professionals a concrete look into the dynamic world of play and how it affects and applies to our exceptional children.

Tedou est autiste et découvre le monde

Brigitte Harrisson, Lise St-Charles      35 pages / 2009

TEDOU est un personnage pour les enfants autistes. Ses livres et ses histoires contiennent des images auxquelles les enfants autistes pourront se référer.

Ce livre explique aux enfants autistes ce qu'est l'autisme à l'aide d'images en langage conceptuel. Le livre est d'abord destiné à l'enfant autiste (de 7 à 11 ans ou plus grand avec développement plus lent) mais il permettra à l'entourage de l'enfant d'avoir les images nécessaires pour aborder le sujet de l'autisme.

 

Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Ellen Notbohm                     111 pages / 2005

Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in  their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism. Ellen’s personal experiences as a parent, an autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum.

The ABA Program Companion: Organizing Quality Programs for Child with Autism and PDD

J. Tyler Fovel, M.A.      With CD-Rom, 208 pages/ 2002

This excellent new manual and CD is geared towards helping the reader integrate important theories and concepts from ABA into powerful, practical and comprehensive educational programming, from assessment through program methodology and evaluation of results.

The AiA Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook

Marilyn Le Breton         416 pages/ 2002

Containing over 400 gluten and dairy free recipes, the book will be invaluable to all those whose diet is restricted due to food intolerances. An increasing number of people on the autism spectrum are turning to the gluten and casein free diet and finding that many of the more troublesome symptoms are significantly alleviated.

The AiA Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook

Marilyn Le Breton

416 pages/ 2002

Containing over 400 gluten and dairy free recipes, the book will be invaluable to all those whose diet is restricted due to food intolerances. An increasing number of people on the autism spectrum are turning to the gluten and casein free diet and finding that many of the more troublesome symptoms are significantly alleviated. 

The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills

James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA

The ABLLS-R Protocol and The ABLLS-R Guide are two books in a series of publications from Behavior Analysts, Inc., that can help parents and educators with the process of identifying specific skills that should be the focus of intervention for a child with language delays.The ABLLS Protocol provides both parents and professionals with criteria-referenced information regarding a child's current skills, and provides a curriculum that can serve as a basis for the selection of educational objectives.

The Complete Guide to Asperger`s Syndrome

Tony Attwood

395 pages / 2007

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's Syndrome. It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects.

Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and form his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible.

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7 057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

The improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

The Essential Guide to Asperger's Syndrome - A parent's complete source of information and advice on raising a child with Asperger's

Eileen Bailey, Robert W. Montgomery, PhD

302 pages            2012

A diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome brings with it numerous questions. But if your child has been diagnosed with Asperger’s, there are answers, and with them, hope.

The Essential Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome offers a practical look at Asperger’s and how it affects your child, from his toddler to young adult years. Expert authors give you insight into your Aspie child’s thought processes and behaviors and explain how to deal with tantrums and meltdowns, repetitive behavior, and perfectionism. In addition, you discover how encouraging your child’s special interests and helping ease his obsessions benefits his development. This book also gives you the tools to become your child’s best advocate, alerting you to beneficial educational services and therapies, and arming you with strategies for working with teachers and administrators to find the options for your child. Above all else, it shares ideas for making your family relationships as happy and stress free as possible, so you can give your child the structure and loving home life he needs.

The Incredible 5 Point Scale: Assisting students with autism spectrum disorders in understanding social interactions and controlling their emotionla responses

Kari Dunn Buron, Autism Resource Specialist

Mitzi Beth Curtis, Autism Resource Specialist

73 pages/ 2003

The 5-Point Scale will help teachers, aides, principals and parents to truly understand the behavior of students with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism while learning simple and effective methods for managing behavior problems.

Kari and Mitzi are committed to positive support for all students and to the teaching of skills needed for social success.

 

The Less Than Perfect Child - An inspirational journey from a life of disfunction to life as a surgeon

Dr. David C. Bardsley

169 pages            2011

Growing up with a behavioral or learning disorder is never easy; not for the parents not for the teachers, and especially not for the affected child. The past 15 years have seen an unprecedented explosion in the diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, Tourette’s, Asperger’s and Defient Behavior. Many of those affected are now reaching adulthood.

Dr. David Bardsley is an author, surgeon and motivational speaker. While growing up in the trenches of disfunctionality, he was institutionalized at age 8 and diagnosed as mentally retarded: a diagnosis his parents refused to accept. This story of hope and transformation will encourage the millions of troubles parents who worry about what the future holds for their “Less Than Perfect Child” and inspire those adults who have never been diagnosed, yet struggle daily with behavioral and learning disorders.

 

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