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The Myth of the A.D.D. Child

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.         320 pages/ 1997

In this controversial and provocative book, Dr. Armstrong confronts America's obsession with Attention Deficit Disorder. With more than one million children diagnosed with ADD, the condition has gained national attention. Dr. Armstrong, well-known for his writings on parenting and education, presents the very real argument that ADD may, in fact, not exist. He believes that many behaviors labeled as ADD are simply a child's active response to complex social, emotional, and educational influences, and that by tackling the root causes of a child's attention and behavior problems, rather than masking the symptoms with medication and behavior-modification programs, parents can help their children begin to experience fundamentally positive changes in their lives. This groundbreaking book provides parents and professionals with 50 innovative and proven strategies they can use to help children overcome their attention and behavior problems.

The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs-A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Sue Shwartz, Ph.D.                   249 pages/ 2004

Many young children with special needs experience language delays and need additional help to build language skills. What better way to encourage communication development than through play? This is an excellent resource to help special needs children from birth through age six build language skills through play. Includes information on 65 new toys and accompanying toy dialogues.

The New Social Story Book

Carol Gray                                110 pages/2000

Gray's "The New Social Story Book" contains her ground-breaking concepts that are being used all over the world to teach vital social and functional skills to children with autism.

The Paraprofessional`s Guide to the Inclusive Classroom

Mary Beth Doyle          137 pages/ 2002

Accessible and jargon-free, this newly updated, innovative handbook perfect for training paraprofessionals includes strategies for building classrooms that welcome and support all students as well as the latest information on legislation and the family's role in education and chapters on classroom management and behavioral supports.

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)-Training Manual

Lori Frost, M.S., CCC/SLP, Andy Bondy, Ph.D.  396 pages/ 2002

The PECS System was developed as a means to teach children with autism and related developmental disabilities a rapidly acquired, self-initiating, functional communication system. Its theoretical roots combine principles from applied behavior analysis, typical speech and language development, and guidelines established within the field of alternative and augmentative communication.

The Verbal Behavior Approach - How to teach children with autism and related disorders

Dr. Mary Lynch Barbera with Tracy Rasmussen

199 pages          2007

The Verbal Behavior (VB) Approach is a form of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), that is based on B. F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and works particularly well with children with minimal or no speech abilities. In this book, Dr. Lynch Barbera draws on her own experience as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and also a parent of a child with autism, to explain VB and how to use it.

This step-by-step guide provides an abundance of information about how to help children develop better language and speaking skills, and also explains how to teach non-vocal children to use sign language. An entire chapter focuses on ways to reduce problem behavior, and there is also useful information on teaching toileting and other important self-help skills that would benefit any child.

This book will enable parents and professionals unfamiliar with principles of ABA and VB to get started immediately using the Verbal Behavior Approach to teach children with autism and related disorders.

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

Temple Grandin, Ph.D.  270 pages/ 1996

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism-because temple grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.

In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking In Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism & Related Disorders

Maria Wheeler, M.Ed.    122 pages/ 1998

This comprehensive guide contains more than 200 toilet training tips and 60 case examples to guide parents and teachers of children with autism who need techniques beyond those used to toilet train other children.

Toilet Training: A comprehensive guide for parents and teachers

Maria Wheeler, M.Ed.

122 pages/ 1998

This comprehensive guide contains more than 200 toilet training tips and 60 case examples to guide parents and teachers of children with autism who need techniques beyond those used to toilet train other children.

Too Safe For Strangers

Robert Kahn     18 pages/ 2001

This children's safety booklet is particularly aimed at the challenged child. It will educate them and make their lives safer while entertaining with art and clever wording. 

Too Smart For Bullies

Robert Kahn, Sharon Chandler  18 pages/ 2001

This children's booklet about bullying is particularly aimed at the challenged child. It will educate them and make their lives safer while entertaining with art and clever wording.

Travailler à l'école - une histoire sociale
Troubles envahissants du développement: Guide de stratégies psychoéducatives à l'intention des parents et professionnels

Suzanne Mineau, Audrey Duquette, Katia Elkouby, Claudine Jacques, Ann Ménard, Paméla-Andrée Nérette, Sylvie Pelletier, psychoéducatrices et éducatrices spécialisées

64 pages/ 2006

Ce guide d'intervention a été élaboré par des psychoéducatrices du CHU Sainte-Justine, dans le cadre de la Clinique d'évaluation des troubles envahissants du développement chez les 0-5 ans. Il a pour but de fournir aux parents et aux professionnels les premières pistes d'interventions à mettre en place dans le quotidien de ces enfants.

Les objectifs et les stratégies d'intervention de ce guide répondent principalement aux besoins des enfants non verbaux ou ayant un début d'acquisition du langage verbal. Cependant, plusieurs stratégies pourront s'avérer aussi pertinentes pour les enfants verbaux, puisqu'elles favorisent des apprentissages préalables à d'autres plus complexes.

Une phrase à la fois- Activités morphosyntaxiques

Brigitte Stanké, Odile Tardieu                130 pages/ 1999

Cet ouvrage favorise le développement de l'expression verbale chez les jeunes apprenants. Les activités de construction de phrases de complexité variable encouragent, entre autres, l'utilisation de termes spatiaux, d'adjectifs possessifs, de compléments de temps et de conjonctions.

Cet ouvrage répond aux besoins des orthopédagogues, des orthophonistes, des soutiens linguistiques et des enseignants qui oeuvrent auprès d'enfants présentant des difficultés d'expression verbale.

Visual Strategies for Improving Communication: Practical Supports for School & Home

Linda A. Hodgdon, M.ED., CCC-SLP      230 pages/ 1995

This best-seller is the most comprehensive book to explain the use of visual strategies to improve communication for students with autism spectrum disorders and other students who experience moderate to severe communication impairments. It is full of easy to use techniques and strategies that will help these students participate more effectively in social interactions and life routines.

Vivre avec le Trouble du Spectre de l’Autisme – Stratégies pour les Parents et Professionnels

Chris Williams et Barry Wright 304 pages / 2010

Grâce à son langage clair et simple, Vivre avec le trouble du spectre de l'autisme: stratégies pour les parents et éducateurs constitue la référence idéale pour les familles et les professionnels qui interviennent auprès d'enfants atteints de troubles du spectre de l'autisme. Les auteurs expliquenet les principales caractéristiques associées à ces troubles et présentent une multitude de stratégies visant à remédier aux difficultés liées aux activités de la vie quotidienne, telles que l'alimentation, le sommeil et l'utilisation des toilettes. Ils proposent également des moyens de composer avec l'agressivité et les crises de colère ainsi qu'avec les préoccupations et les compulsions. Ils suggèrent enfin des moyens de communication et la socialisation. En s'appuyant sur des études récentes et en illustrant leurs propos de nombreux cas vécues, les auteurs décrivent en détail les causes et les manifestations de chaque problème tout en fournissant une série de solutions possibles.

Vivre la pédagogie du projet collectif

Pierrette Morissette       146 pages/ 1999

Vivre la pédagogie du projet collectif, c'est une démarche simple permettant aux élèves de choisir un projet et de le réaliser ensemble en privilégiant le consensus comme mode de décision.

S'inspirant de leur vécu en classe, de la maternelle à la 6e année, les auteures décrivent leur pratique de cogestion, de coréflexion et de coévaluation des apprentissages en partenariat avec les parents. De plus, des questions clées, des aide-memoire et des feuilles de route reproductibles contribuent à faciliter le suivi du projet collectif et le développement des compétences de l'élève.

La pédagogie du projet collectif: une démarche qui place l'élève au coeur de ses apprentissages. 

Vivre la pédagogie du projet collectif

Pierrette Morissette       146 pages/ 1999

Vivre la pédagogie du projet collectif, c'est une démarche simple permettant aux élèves de choisir un projet et de le réaliser ensemble en privilégiant le consensus comme mode de décision.

S'inspirant de leur vécu en classe, de la maternelle à la 6e année, les auteures décrivent leur pratique de cogestion, de coréflexion et de coévaluation des apprentissages en partenariat avec les parents. De plus, des questions clées, des aide-memoire et des feuilles de route reproductibles contribuent à faciliter le suivi du projet collectif et le développement des compétences de l'élève.

La pédagogie du projet collectif: une démarche qui place l'élève au coeur de ses apprentissages. 

Who Took My Shoe?

Karen Emigh     19 pages/ 2003

Who Took My Shoe helps children understand the "who", "what", "where", and "when" questions often difficult for special needs children to understand. Beautifully and colorfully illustrated, the book is entertaining for all children but educational for those who don't understand abstract concepts. Suitable for preschool to grade 3. 

Why Does Chris Do That?

Tony Attwood               80 pages/ 2001

Tony Attwood is a world authority on Asperger syndrome. This useful and readable book examines the problems of people with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome.

Tony offers a better understanding of the unique difficulties associated with autism and an explanation of how these cause unusual behavior, as well as helpful advice on the management of unusual behavior of children and adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome.

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