Early Intervention & Autism

Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers

Author: James Ball

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565558

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 424

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When your child has just been diagnosed with autism, questions and concerns immediately flood your mind. What do I need to know first? What do I need to do first? What program is right for my child? This book discusses the components of a perfect program for young children with autism, including a variety of proven techniques, and gives parents tools to assess whether or not they fit their child and their family. It also includes a how-to-guide for setting up an effective Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and transitioning a child with autism into a public school program.

The Way I See it

A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 193527421X

Category: Psychology

Page: 339

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Grandin offers helpful do's and don'ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her "insider" perspective and a great deal of research.

Ellie Bean the Drama Queen

Author: Jennie Harding,David Padgett

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935567276

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

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Ellie Bean's "dramatic" behaviors--including her sensitivity to noise and displeasure over simple activities--lead her mother to bring Ellie to a specialist, who determines Ellie has sensory issues and teaches her family how to care for them.

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism Or Other Developmental Issues

A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers

Author: Maria Wheeler

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565493

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 133

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Toilet training can become a battleground for caregivers and children alike, especially if the child has autism or other developmental challenges. Learn methods that avoid making the child feel like a failure.

It's Just a ... What?

Author: Hartley Steiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941765746

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 30

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Sensory issues are a difficult challenge for many children and their caregivers. in this picture book, Hartley Steiner shows the experience of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) from the point of view of the child, bringing awareness to how they feel in the moment through humor and giving adults the rare opportunity to view the situation from the child's perspective. Children will be introduced to ways they can begin to ask for and accept help, and adults will learn how to scale reactions during situations of upset. This book covers a large range of situations addressed and resolved. In each scenario the child is having a big reaction, and the adult is able to solve the issue through simple answers, compassion, and humor.

A Thorn in My Pocket

Temple Grandin's Mother Tells the Family Story

Author: Eustacia Cutler

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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A Thorn in My Pocket is Eustacia Cutler’s story of raising her daughter, Temple Grandin, in the conservative “Leave-it-to-Beaver” world of the fifties, a time when children with autism were routinely diagnosed as “infant schizophrenics” and banished to institutions. She tells of her fight to keep Temple in the mainstream of family, community and school life, how Temple responded and went on to succeed, as Ms. Cutler puts it, “beyond my wildest dreams.” Ms. Cutler also explores the nature of the autism disorder as doctors understand it today, and how its predominant characteristics reflect our own traits in an exaggerated form.

Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies for Maximizing Their Strengths, Coping with Adversity, and Developing a Social Mindset

Author: Dr. Robert Brooks,Sam Goldstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071385223

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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New hope for parents raising a child with autism spectrum disorders In Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, noted psychologists and bestselling authors Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Brooks teach you the strategies and mindset necessary to help your child develop strength, hope, and optimism. This is the first approach for autism spectrum disorders based in the extremely popular field of positive psychology. Drs. Brooks and Goldstein--world-renowned experts on child psychology and, specifically, resilience--offer you practical tips for long-term solutions rather than just quick fixes. Featuring dozens of stories and an easy-to-follow, prescriptive narrative, Drs. Brooks and Goldstein demonstrate how to apply resilience to every parenting practice when raising a child with autism spectrum disorders, preparing him or her for the challenges of today’s complicated, ever-changing world and helping your child develop essential social skills. Learn how to: Empower your child to problem-solve on his or her own Teach your child to learn from mistakes rather than feel defeated by them Discipline your child while instilling self-worth Build an alliance with your child's school

Asperger's and Self-Esteem

Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models

Author: Norm Ledgin

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274392

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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The author of Diagnosing Jefferson introduces twelve more high-achieving role models—including Einstein, Mozart, and Darwin—who have made significant contributions to our world. All exhibited traits common to people with Asperger’s Syndrome. Today’s young people and adults with AS can also make a difference if they are given support, opportunities, and the freedom to explore their abilities. Many accomplished people have been loners, self-taught, obsessed by an idea, and known for their lack of social skills. How many of them would be diagnosed with Asperger’s today? Norm Ledgin makes convincing arguments for an Asperger’s role in each of their extraordinary lives.

Meet Me Where I'm At!

Author: Cynthia Best,Joyce Shor Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941765395

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 28

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Helping special needs children understand how they are wired, this book offers them ways to communicate without having to express themselves verbally or even face to face. It provides concrete strategies that can be individualized and given to new teachers, coaches, or friends to help them understand who the child is and how he or she functions best. Full color.

Overcoming Autism

Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life

Author: Lynn Kern Koegel, Ph.D.,Claire LaZebnik

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157435

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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There have been huge advances in our ability to diagnose autism and in the development of effective interventions that can change children’s lives. In this extraordinary book, Lynn Kern Koegel, a leading clinician, researcher, and cofounder of the renowned Autism Research Center at the University of California at Santa Barbara, combines her cutting-edge expertise with the everyday perspectives of Claire LaZebnik, a writer whose experience with a son with autism provides a rare window into the disorder. Together, they draw on the highly effective “pivotal response” approach developed at the center to provide concrete ways of improving the symptoms of autism and the emotional struggles that surround it, while reminding readers never to lose sight of the humor that lurks in the disability’s quirkiness or the importance of enjoying your child. From the shock of diagnosis to the step-by-step work with verbal communication, social interaction, self-stimulation, meltdowns, fears, and more, the answers are here-in a book that is as warm and nurturing as it is authoritative.

Right from the Start

Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism

Author: Sandra L. Harris,Mary Jane Weiss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627805

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 175

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The revised and updated edition of the guide for parents of children with autism on what to look for in an Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program (EIBI). EIBI is a highly effective instructional program based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This edition covers new information on the latest research about the benefits of EIBI, the types of teaching methods, the professionals involved, and the pros and cons of home-based versus school programs. Parents find guidance that gives them confidence to evaluate and choose the best program for their child with autism.

Autism Breakthrough

The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World

Author: Raun K. Kaufman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250041112

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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The Director of Global Education for the Autism Treatment Center of America, who as a child was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic and possessing an IQ below 30, outlines his parents' controversial program that enabled his recovery, subsequent education and successful career. 40,000 first printing.

In a Different Key

The Story of Autism

Author: John Donvan,Caren Zucker

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307985687

Category: Psychology

Page: 688

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Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction An extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children ’s civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism. Beginning with his family’s odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it. Unfolding over decades, it is a beautifully rendered history of ordinary people determined to secure a place in the world for those with autism—by liberating children from dank institutions, campaigning for their right to go to school, challenging expert opinion on what it means to have autism, and persuading society to accept those who are different. It is the story of women like Ruth Sullivan, who rebelled against a medical establishment that blamed cold and rejecting “refrigerator mothers” for causing autism; and of fathers who pushed scientists to dig harder for treatments. Many others played starring roles too: doctors like Leo Kanner, who pioneered our understanding of autism; lawyers like Tom Gilhool, who took the families’ battle for education to the courtroom; scientists who sparred over how to treat autism; and those with autism, like Temple Grandin, Alex Plank, and Ari Ne’eman, who explained their inner worlds and championed the philosophy of neurodiversity. This is also a story of fierce controversies—from the question of whether there is truly an autism “epidemic,” and whether vaccines played a part in it; to scandals involving “facilitated communication,” one of many treatments that have proved to be blind alleys; to stark disagreements about whether scientists should pursue a cure for autism. There are dark turns too: we learn about experimenters feeding LSD to children with autism, or shocking them with electricity to change their behavior; and the authors reveal compelling evidence that Hans Asperger, discoverer of the syndrome named after him, participated in the Nazi program that consigned disabled children to death. By turns intimate and panoramic, In a Different Key takes us on a journey from an era when families were shamed and children were condemned to institutions to one in which a cadre of people with autism push not simply for inclusion, but for a new understanding of autism: as difference rather than disability.

Temple Talks about Autism and Sensory Issues: The World's Leading Expert on Autism Shares Her Advice and Experiences

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Sensory World

ISBN: 9781935567424

Category: Psychology

Page: 132

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"Have you ever wanted to talk to Temple about the sensory issues she has dealt with? Here, in this handy reference book, Temple gives an overview of what it is like to have autism and sensory difficulties, tells how she overcame some of her issues, gives useful tips, then answers your questions in an easy to reference Q&A."--Back cover.

Different . . . Not Less

Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD

Author: Temple Grandin PhD

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274732

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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Temple Grandin offers the world yet another great work, an inspiring and informative book that offers both hope and encouragement! In these pages, Temple presents the personal success stories of fourteen unique individuals that illustrate the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum. One of Temple’s primary missions is to help people with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and ADHD tap into their hidden abilities. Temple chose these contributors, from a wide variety of different skill sets, to show how it can be done. Each individual tells their own story, in their own words, about their lives, relationships, and eventual careers. The contributors also share how they dealt with issues they confronted while growing up, such as bullying, making eye contact, and honing social skills. Different...Not Less shows how, with work, each of the contributors: Found invaluable mentors Learned skills necessary for employment when young Became successfully employed Developed self-confidence Faced the challenges of forming and maintaining relationships, and raising families

The Spark

A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism

Author: Kristine Barnett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679645241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism. At age two, when Jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes. The Spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Surrounded by “experts” at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake’s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests—moving shadows on the wall, stars, plaid patterns on sofa fabric—Jake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, and eventually stopped talking completely. Kristine knew in her heart that she had to make a change. Against the advice of her husband, Michael, and the developmental specialists, Kristine followed her instincts, pulled Jake out of special ed, and began preparing him for mainstream kindergarten on her own. Relying on the insights she developed at the daycare center she runs out of the garage in her home, Kristine resolved to follow Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate interests. Why concentrate on what he couldn’t do? Why not focus on what he could? This basic philosophy, along with her belief in the power of ordinary childhood experiences (softball, picnics, s’mores around the campfire) and the importance of play, helped Kristine overcome huge odds. The Barnetts were not wealthy people, and in addition to financial hardship, Kristine herself faced serious health issues. But through hard work and determination on behalf of Jake and his two younger brothers, as well as an undying faith in their community, friends, and family, Kristine and Michael prevailed. The results were beyond anything anyone could have imagined. Dramatic, inspiring, and transformative, The Spark is about the power of love and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we learn how to tap the true potential that lies within every child, and in all of us. Praise for The Spark “[An] amazing memoir . . . compulsive reading.”—The Washington Post “The Spark is about the transformative power of unconditional love. If you have a child who’s ‘different’—and who doesn’t?—you won’t be able to put it down.”—Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind “Love, illness, faith, tragedy and triumph—it’s all here. . . . Jake Barnett’s story contains wisdom for every parent.”—Newsday “This eloquent memoir about an extraordinary boy and a resilient and remarkable mother will be of interest to every parent and/or educator hoping to nurture a child’s authentic ‘spark.’”—Publishers Weekly “Compelling . . . Jake is unusual, but so is his superhuman mom.”—Booklist “The Spark describes in glowing terms the profound intensity with which a mother can love her child.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree “Every parent and teacher should read this fabulous book!”—Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and co-author of The Autistic Brain From the Hardcover edition.

Healing and Preventing Autism

A Complete Guide

Author: Jenny McCarthy,Jerry Kartzinel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525951032

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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In her bestsellers "Louder Than Words" and "Mother Warriors," McCarthy told stories about healing children with autism. Now she teams up with a preeminent autism doctor to write the first book on a remarkably effective new treatment in healing conditions associated with autism.

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Diagnosis, Options and Answers

Author: Mitzi Waltz

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565000

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 390

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Written for professionals, parents, or newly diagnosed adults who struggle with PDD, this book is considered the definitive resource on this neurological condition. Waltz offers necessary, comprehensive information on the entire spectrum, from ADD to ADHD to autism.