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What Science Tells Us about Autism Spectrum Disorder by
"What have scientists learned about the causes of autism spectrum disorder? Why do different kids have such different symptoms, and what are the best ways to deal with them? Will there ever be a cure? From leading autism researchers, this accessible guide helps you put the latest advances to work for your unique child. Separating fact from fiction about causes, treatments, and prevention, the book guides you to make lifestyle choices that support the developing brain. From the impact of sleep, exercise, diet, and technology, to which type of professional help might be the right fit, the authors cover it all with expertise and compassion. Learn about the choices you face--and the steps you can take--to build a happier, healthier life for your child and family.
Call Number: RJ506.A9 B394 2020
What You Need to Know about Autism by
This book offers an accessibly written introduction to autism that make it an indispensable resource for anyone whose life has been affecteddirectly or indirectlyby this condition. Autism is a spectrum of developmental disorders that can range from mild to severe. Individuals with autism often have difficulties with communication, social interaction, and sensory processing, and may engage in repetitive or restricted behaviors. Beyond this definition, however, what finer points and real-life implications of these disorders do individuals and families affected by autism need to know? Greenwood's "Inside Diseases and Disorders" series explores some of the key diseases and disorders, both physical and psychological, affecting the world today. Each book examines a condition holistically, covering topics such as signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, diagnosis and management, and prevention. They also address broader issues of vital importance, including the effects on family and friends and medical and societal controversies related to the condition. Every book lists 10 "essential questions" readers are likely to have and features engaging case studies that offer real-world insights.
Call Number: RC553.A88 C86 2019
How Autism Is Reshaping Special Education by
Examining the topic of special education and autism touches many sensitive nerves. In conducting research for this book, it was challenging to have some people, in excellent positions to comment on the subject, agree to participate due to concern that this world would be another book that treated special education and special educators harshly. We hope that this book has not done that. At the same time, a constant examination of special education or any other aspect of American public education must go on and must be welcomed by the practitioners. If there was one mantra echoed from coast to coast throughout the research it was that special educators did not go into the profession to give children the minimum required by law, but rather they entered teaching to benefit their students as much as possible. We appreciate the special education teachers and administrators who shared their perspectives with us. In no way, regardless of the conclusions drawn or recommendations made, should this book be interpreted as a condemnation of the work of America's special educators. Many voices in this book are critical of practices and regulations that encompass special education. Other voices are critical of certain approaches to autism, and still others decry the growing political nature of special education advocacy. It takes listening to and sensitively portraying all of these voices to pain an accurate portrait of autism and special education today. Such a portrait is what we hope to offer in this book.
Call Number: LC4718 .C53 2017
A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. What is autism: a devastating developmental disorder, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more--and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives. Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger's syndrome, whose "little professors" were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of "neurodiversity" activists seeking respect, support, technological innovation, accommodations in the workplace and in education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences.
Call Number: RC553.A88 S54 2015
"Being Different Can Be Cool"
Dealing with children on the autistic spectrum is an important and challenging issue for both special and mainstream schools. And for those children school life may be a blooming, buzzing confusion of uncertainty . This programme presents an honest account of life with autism, from the perspective of Luke, Joe and Ben, all of whom have the disorder, including their views on school and education. Their mother Jacqui is outspoken and articulate about how teachers can support pupils with these difficulties and the boys are extremely candid about how their autism affects them. Jacqui and the boys share their experiences and feelings about living on the autistic spectrum and the teachers who are working with Joe and Ben explain how they ensure the boys are included in school life.
Self-Regulation Strategies & Techniques
Learn self-regulation strategies through live demonstrations taught by occupational therapist, international speaker and author, Teresa Garland. With the help of children with and without autism, Garland has created a collection of interventions that can be used to help any child get calm and stay calm. Included are self-regulating techniques for children of any age with autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorder to be used in the clinic, school and home. Watch and learn how these techniques are used successfully with children and how they react before and after calming scenarios.
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Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Organization for Autism Research
OAR strives to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers.
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In a Different Key by
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.
Publication Date: 2016-01-19
Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder by
'This is an entertaining, informative and very practical book that will assist readers to 'walk the talk' through a more positive paradigm for enabling children with autism. It is based on careful and systematic thinking by the author and incorporates methodology based on research and best practice experience.
Publication Date: 2008-04-15
Helping Children with Autism Become More Social by
Autism has been identified as the fastest growing, serious developmental disability in the United States, where nearly 2 million people are affected. One of the most frustrating aspects of autism and similar disorders is that affected children affected do not interact with others and often seem unaware of the people and the environment around them. Therapist Densmore takes us with her as she works in a remarkable program she has developed to lead such children into the social world. Allowing readers to look over her shoulder during sessions, Densmore explains Narrative Play, her approach to inspiring social contact. The work includes interviews with parents of children with autism and will be of wide interest to professionals, teachers, parents, and family members who can use the approach to help a child move into the social world. The book, and the theory it promulgates, will also interest students of psychology, special education, pediatrics, neurology, and speech. Autism has now reached epidemic proportions. It has been identified as the fastest growing, serious developmental disability in the United States, where nearly 2 million people are affected. For parents, therapists, and teachers, one of the most frustrating aspects of autism and similar disorders is that children affected are not social. They do not interact with others-even parents and siblings-and often seem unaware of the people and environment around them. In this work, therapist Ann E. Densmore takes us with her as she works with children with autism in a remarkable program she has developed to lead such children into the social world. They travel to farms, ponds, playgrounds, and other natural settings where they interact with peers and siblings, and with the novel therapist whose play therapy has brought remarkable results for many children. Using a conversational style that allows readers to look over her shoulder during sessions, Densmore explains her approach to inspiring social contact, Narrative Play. A child moves through four stages in this approach, finally combining language, play and narrative skills to interact with others. The work includes interviews with parents of children with autism, and will be of wide interest to professionals, teachers, parents, and family members who can use this approach to help a child move into the social world. This work, and the theory it promulgates will also interest students of psychology, special education, pediatrics, neurology, and speech. Provides ways for professionals, therapists, teachers, parents and peers to help children with social-language and emotional disabilities-particularly autism-to become more social.
Publication Date: 2007-08-30
Seeing Through New Eyes by
I've been amazed at how the yoked prism lenses Dr. Kaplan uses can have an immediate impact on a child's behavior ... These instant changes can translate, with the help of vision therapy, into long-term changes including better attention, increased speech, enhanced social skills, and better academic performance. They also can result in a happier, less anxious, less tense individual, with more energy to understand and enjoy the world.' - From the Foreword by Stephen M. Edelson, Autism Research Institute, San Diego, CA Dr Kaplan offers an accessible introduction to the treatment of visual dysfunction, a significant but neglected problem associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities. He identifies common autistic symptoms such as hand-flapping, poor eye contact and tantrums as typical responses to the confusion caused by vision disorder. He explains the effects of difficulties with 'ambient vision' - the function that is usually impaired in autistic people - which include a lack of spatial awareness and trouble with coordination, and gives guidance on how to identify the visual deficits of nonverbal children, select prism lenses that will alter the visual field, and create individually tailored programmes of therapy in order to retrain the system. Seeing Through New Eyes is essential reading for parents of autistic children, professionals in the fields of autism, optometry and ophthalmology.
Publication Date: 2005-10-15