Teaching Play to Children with Autism

Author: Nicky Phillips
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258599
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Identiplay intervention helps children on the autistic spectrum, and those with specific communication disorders, learn to play. Through the use of play scripts the approach promotes the development of social skills, understanding, imagination and exploration. By learning these skills the young person can enjoy reciprocal play with an adult or peer. Supported by case studies the theory behind the approach is fully outlined and scripts are provided for instant use in a number of settings. The new edition of this popular book includes: - More on developing your own scripts - How to assess the child's current play skills - The adult's role in play - The use of visual/verbal support - New case studies - New scripts - Advice on taking learning outdoors - Links to resources and useful websites A supporting CD ROM contains video clips of the intervention in practice, printable scripts and a PowerPoint presentation to facilitate professional training making this a vital resource for anyone working with young children on the autistic spectrum or with communication difficulties.

The Autism Social Skills Picture Book

Author: Jed Baker
Publisher: Future Horizons Incorporated
ISBN: 1885477910
Format: PDF, Docs
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Colorful pictures demonstrating nearly thirty social skills, including conversation, play, emotion management, and empathy, help engage and motivate students who need extra help learning appropriate social skills.

Teaching Children with Autism

Author: Kathleen Ann Quill
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780827362697
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book describes teaching strategies and instructional adaptations which promote communication and socialization in children with autism. It offers specific strategies that capitalize on the individual strengths and learning styles of the autistic child.

Play and Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Marjorie H. Charlop
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319725009
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book discusses the deficits in the development and presentation of play behavior and social skills that are considered central characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The book explains why play provides an important context for social interactions and how its absence can further exacerbate social deficits over time. It highlights the critical roles of social skills in development, and the social, cognitive, communication, and motor components of play. Chapters offer conceptually and empirically sound play and social skills interventions for children with ASD. Play activities using diverse materials and including interactions with peers and parents are designed to promote positive, effective social behaviors and encourage continued development. The book provides unique strategies that can be tailored to fit individual children’s strengths and deficits. Topics featured in this book include: Naturalistic Teaching Strategies (NaTS) for developing play and social skills. Teaching play and social skills with video modeling. Peer-mediated intervention (PMI) strategies that promote positive social interactions between children with ASD and their peers. Visual Activity Schedules and Scripts. Parent-implemented play and social skills intervention. Play and Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, public health, and related psychology, education, and behavioral health fields.

Autism Play and Social Interaction

Author: Lone Gammeltoft
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105209
Format: PDF, ePub
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This guide explains how to help children with autism spectrum disorders engage in interactive play, which is vial for the acquisition of social skills and attention to shared activities.

Teach Me With Pictures

Author: Linda Hodgdon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006320
Format: PDF
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An easy-to-use resource for professionals and parents, this book provides fun and practical ideas to help motivate and extend communication and play skills in children with autism with the support of pictures. The book describes how picture scripts can help facilitate play and learning and provides 40 photocopiable scripts across a range of different activities such as drawing, cooking, using construction toys, imaginative play, arts and crafts, and life skills. Tasks are presented in small manageable step-by-step picture sequences and support a range of skills including following instructions, increasing independence, comprehension, story-telling and choice-making. Readers can print copies of the scripts from the CD-ROM that accompanies the book. Ideal for special education teachers, early years practitioners, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and parents, this will be an excellent tool for any classroom, home or therapy setting.

Interactive Play for Children with Autism

Author: Diana Seach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134260369
Format: PDF
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This is a comprehensive guide to establishing shared play experiences that assist in the development of communication, social understanding and cognition. Easily accessible, and packed full of practical resources, the book defines the importance of play both developmentally and psychologically as having a major influence on the enrichment of meaningful interactions and children’s learning. Diana Seach expertly discusses how play enables children with Autism to: represent their knowledge of the world and their relationships with others spontaneously explore ways of thinking about themselves and the objects they encounter develop communication and companionship discover motivating ways to learn extend their imagination and creative potential. Those who live and work with children who have Autism and Asperger Syndrome will find Interactive Play for Children with Autism an invaluable tool when implementing strategies to develop interactive play in educational establishments, care settings and the family home.

Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Clarissa Willis
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876591420
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What do you do when a three-year-old with autism falls on the floor kicking and screaming? How do you communicate with a child who looks away and flaps his hands? Who can help if you suspect a child in your class has autism? Preschool can be overwhelming for a child with autism. Autism affects how a child communicates, behaves, and relates to others. Teachers need to know what they can do to help children with autism reach their full potential. Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder is a straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to working with children who have autism. It explains the major characteristics associated with autism and helps teachers understand the ways children with autism relate to the world. Each chapter offers specific strategies for teachers to use, including setting up a proactive preschool environment, helping children learn life skills, managing behavior, helping children with autism communicate, encouraging children with autism to play, helping them to get along with others, and working with families. Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder helps teachers connect with all children in meaningful ways, allowing children with autism to learn and grow. Updated with new DSM-5 information.

Playing it Right

Author: Rachael Bareket
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781931282819
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This collection of practical, hands-on social skills activities are easy for both parents and teachers to carry out with the child. The activities result in a finished product that can serve as a reminder to reinforce skills in addition to practicing reading, writing, fine-motor, etc.