Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Using Learning Preferences and Strengths

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Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism provides a positive approach to understanding and educating children on the autism spectrum. The book gives greater insight into the perspective and behavior of a child with autism and explores how the child’s learning preferences, strengths and interests can be used to facilitate learning and enhance motivation.

Reaching and Teaching provides a comprehensive model for developing lifelong independent learning skills. The book describes the underlying principles, learning preferences and strengths typical of children with autism and offers a detailed but flexible program structure and content based on these concepts. This accessible and practical book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, support workers, therapists and others concerned with learning and development in children with autism.

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The Autistic Child’s Guide — Presenting spark*: Self-Regulation Program for Awareness and Resilience in Kids

spark-cover-2013The Autistic Child’s Guide presents spark*, the Self-regulation Program of Awareness and Resilience in Kids.

spark* is an innovative evidence-based program that teaches children how to manage and regulate their behavior, thinking and emotions more effectively.

spark* is appropriate for any child, two to 10 years of age, where self-regulation is a concern; for example, children with autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol disorder, Fragile X and attention deficit. This book contains 44 step-by-step lessons that can be implemented by teachers, therapists, assistants and parents.

spark* is comprehensive, practical and systematic and provides all information and resources needed to implement the program successfully, including access to over 75 files with printable and internet resources.

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The Autistic Child’s Guide ELementary version — spark*EL: Self-Regulation Program for Awareness and Resilience in Kids in middle childhood and early adolescence

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The Autistic Child’s Guide ELementary version presents spark*EL, the Self-regulation Program of Awareness and Resilience in Kids in middle childhood to early adolescence.

 spark*EL is based on spark*, an evidence-based program that teaches children how to manage and regulate their behavior, thinking and emotions more effectively. They learn how and when to control their bodies, thinking and reactions to things that happen around them. They also learn when and where they can ‘let loose’ and not worry about self-regulation.

spark* EL is appropriate for any child, nine to 14 years of age, where self-regulation is a concern; for example, children with autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol disorder, Fragile X and attention deficit. This book contains 22 step-by-step lessons that can be implemented by teachers, therapists, assistants and parents. spark* EL is comprehensive, practical and systematic and provides all information and resources needed to implement the program successfully, including access to over 37 files with printable and internet resources.

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Self-regulation in Everyday Life — A How-to Guide for Parents

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Self-regulation in Everyday Life is a step-by-step guide for every parent who wants to help their child be better prepared for school and for life.  It helps parents shift from teaching specific behaviors to working on foundation skills in body, cognitive and emotional self-regulation.  In everyday  situations, parents can help their child become more confident, strategic and resourceful.

Self-regulation in Everyday Life is based on the evidence-based spark* model. It is appropriate for any child, two to 8 years of age, where self-regulation is a concern. Children will learn to regulate and control their bodies, use  mindful Turtle Breathing to calm and centre themselves, focus their attention and ignore unimportant things, think about what they hear and see and make sure they understand, organize their ideas and explain them in understandable ways, recognize emotions in themselves and others, be empathetic and manage their emotions.

This book contains step-by-step instructions and examples and gives access to almost two dozen resource files.

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ONE STORY at a Time – Using the magic of storybooks to enhance development in children with learning challenges.

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One Story at a Time is a manual for therapists, teachers and other professionals who want to get the most out of storybooks as a medium for enhancing development in children with special needs. This practical and easy-to-read book provides information about book selection, reading style, reading strategies, goal setting and evaluation of progress.  The formats, simple decision trees and photocopiable forms can be used to foster your important relationship with children.

ONE STORY at a Time focuses on a fuller range of developmental areas, including cognitive, social, behavioral, language, communication and academic. ONE STORY at a Time introduces the concept of book levels for determining which books to use and in what order.

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Coach’s Playbook video modeling series

TITLE #1: How to Play with Others

How to Play with Others is a high quality, professionally-produced video intended for children from 3 to 8 years of age who have autism and related conditions. At just 8 minutes and 22 seconds, it moves along quickly enough to keep the attention of even younger children.

The How to Play with Others video focuses on the first steps to playing with other children: how to enter a play situation with other children. The strategies depicted in the video will help children find positive ways to initiate contact with other children who are already playing.

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TITLE #2: Dealing with Frustration

Dealing with Frustration is a high quality, professionally-produced video intended for children from 3 to 8 years of age who have autism and related conditions. At just 8 minutes and 6 seconds, it moves along quickly enough to keep the attention of even younger children.

Dealing with Frustration focuses on three main steps to coping with frustrating events in everyday life. The strategies depicted in the video will help children remain calmer and find more productive means of handling life when things do not go exactly as s/he had in mind.

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