Straight Up! an Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults
Author: Kari Dunn Buron
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A guide to social interaction for autistic young people provides a five-point scale to help in determining what behavior is acceptable and gives examples of different behaviors and how they appear to others.
Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.
As students become better regulated and more able to communicate effectively, extreme behaviors decrease, sometimes subsiding altogether. While a functional behavior analysis (FBA) is usually the starting place for students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism (HFA) who are engaging in behaviors that do not serve them well, if used as the starting place for students with classic autism, an FBA has variable results, most often leaving us with the feeling that we are not making significant progress.Getting to Go! is unique in distinguishing this difference and recognizing the importance of first offering stabilization strategies that afford students a better regulated body, which often enables students with classic autism to increase their time in school, most of them working up to full-day participation.This simple-to-use book focuses on two major areas of stabilization found critical for students on the autism spectrum, sensory regulation and visual supports. With proper use of these strategies, the student with classic autism can get to GO! - that is, feeling regulated and supported. Once on GO!, the strategies that are helpful for students with AS/HF can be employed to maintain optimal game play throughout the day.
A Guide to Understanding and Protecting Children and Care Providers Involved in Out-of-home Or Adoptive Care
Author: Jodee Kulp
Category: Family & Relationships
FAMILIES AT RISK is a guide to understanding & protecting children & care providers involved in out-of-home or adoptive care of children. Over 400 pages guide readers initially through the reality of being a child in care & the complex issues involving professionals & families caring for these children. This book covers the role of families providing care, guidelines for these families & healthy ideas for stress management. Professionals gain insight into the day-to-day issues of families & how they can establish teams in working for the best interest of the child. A careful review of allegations, discipline & maltreatment helps all individuals involved in this complex & controversial issue. Families who provide care have been grateful this book was finally written. Social service agencies are preordering for all their social workers. "This book should be mandatory for anyone involved with children who have faced compounded losses or are in out-of-home care." Loaded with case studies, interviews & easy to follow graphics. For more information contact: Jodee Kulp, Better Endings, New Beginnings, 119 North 4th St., Suite 401, Minneapolis, MN 55401. (612) 341-9870, FAX: (612) 337-5104. Quantity discounts are available. $29.95 each.