Anatomy of Autism

A Pocket Guide for Educators, Parents, and Students

Author: Diego Pena

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544038087

Category: Autism

Page: 36

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"Trust me, I want to talk to you. My inability to speak is confused for my intelligence." Diego Pena is a sharp-witted 9 year old boy whose goal is to deliver a message that shatters misconceptions about autism. Only Diego cannot yet speak. By pointing to letters on a laminated letter board and typing on a keyboard, he breaks through his silence to express his inner-thoughts in Anatomy of Autism. In this pocket guide for individuals who support autistic students, Diego concisely articulates the challenges and dilemmas he faces with his sensory system, communication, and motor system. He thoughtfully explores the implications and possibilities of these challenges as a primary school student. His experiences nudge educators, therapists, parents, and students to rethink their approaches to supporting individuals who are autistic and non-speaking. Diego's words reveal a disarming truth. The real experts of autism are actually autistic themselves. Anatomy of Autism adds to the emerging generation of autistic voices-from Ido Kedar in Ido in Autismland to Naoki Higashida in The Reason I Jump-challenging us to listen and consider their perspectives about what it means to have autism and complex communication challenges in a world that has yet to fully realize their capabilities. But as Diego reminds us, they have incredible potential given the proper opportunities and supports. In the foreword to Anatomy of Autism, bestselling author Ido Kedar praises Diego for his advocacy and leadership at such a young age: "The insights found in these pages reflect my experiences and those of other people with autism clearly and succinctly. I am proud of Diego for undertaking this task to help improve the lives of those with autism and their loving families."

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Author: Virginia S. Cowen

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848190492

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

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Massage techniques are widely and effectively used in treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to address sensory issues, motor problems and touch receptivity. This title explains how massage works, how the body senses touch, and how touch therapy can benefit children with ASDs.

Ido in Autismland

Climbing Out of Autism's Silent Prison

Author: Ido Kedar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988324701

Category: Autism in children

Page: 170

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"Ido in Autismland" opens a window into non-verbal autism through dozens of short, autobiographical essays each offering new insights into autism symptoms, effective and ineffective treatments and the inner emotional life of a severely autistic boy. In his pithy essays, author Ido Kedar, a brilliant sixteen year old with autism, challenges what he believes are misconceptions in many theories that dominate autism treatment today while he simultaneously chronicles his personal growth in his struggles to overcome his limitations. Ido spent the first half of his life locked internally, in silence, trapped in a remedial educational system that presumed he lacked the most basic comprehension, and unable to show the world that he understood everything. But at the age of seven, Ido was finally able to show that he had an intact mind and could understand. This led to the quest to find a system of communication that he could use despite his impaired motor control. Through the use of a letter board, and now an iPad, Ido has triumphed communicatively, enabling him to flourish in a regular high school in all general education classes. But Ido has a larger goal. He does not want to be seen as an isolated autistic exception with miraculously advanced cognitive and communication abilities. He wants people to see that thousands of other severely autistic individuals have the same capacity, but remain trapped and locked-in, as he was, unable to show their true capacities. These individuals desperately need new theories and new methods to help them break free too. Of importance to neuro-researchers, educators, psychologists, doctors, parents, friends, family and people with autism, "Ido in Autismland" will change our collective understanding of severe autism. PRAISE FOR "Ido in Autismland" ""There are doubtless many Idos in this world, unable to speak, yet possessing good intellectual ability and, most certainly, a rich emotional life. And yet, precisely because they cannot communicate, nonverbal individuals with autism are nearly always consigned to the junk heap of mental deficiency, branded as incapable of understanding language or even having feelings... We need to help change things for this terribly neglected group... Reading Ido's book is a good beginning."" - Portia Iversen, Co-founder, Cure Autism Now and the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange Gene Bank. Author of "Strange Son" ""Ido is a brilliant communicator. His words bring us inside the world of autism. His gift of writing enlightens, inspires, educates. Every person who loves or works with someone with autism - educator, therapist, karent, grandparent, neighbor - should read Ido in Autismland."" - Elaine Hall, Author of Now I See the Moon, co-author of "Seven Keys to Unlock Autism." Featured in "Autism: The Musical" ""Ido's book touches any heart, not only because it is well written, but because it reveals a mind that has learned how to speak to the world through spelling every word on a letter board and keyboard. His book is indeed a great gift to the world. Thank you, Ido."" - Soma Mukhopadhyay, Executive Director of Education, HALO, Author of "Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method"

The Integrated Self-Advocacy ISA Curriculum

A Program for Emerging Self-Advocates with Autism Spectrum and Other Conditions

Author: Valerie Paradiz, PhD

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575574

Category:

Page: 121

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Helps professionals and family members provide children and adults with ASD with safe forums for self-discovery, structured learning activities, and a cumulative understanding of the many facets of self-advocacy.

Smile & Succeed for Teens

Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired World

Author: Kirt Manecke

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0985076224

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 163

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A crash course in people skills to help teens succeed in school, work, and life. Get a good job, make more money, make a difference. Packed with indispensable tips, proven techniques, and must-do know strategies, this book generates immediate results for teen success. A must-read for teens to master valuable social skills, prepare for a job, and get a head start in a career. Perfect if teens are looking for a job, working, starting their own business, volunteering, or applying to college. The stuff teens absolutely positively NEED to know! A crash course in people skills-a quick and easy read-teens will actually read it and have fun doing it. Based on the award-winning book, "Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service", winner of 8 awards. For ages 12 and up. Grade level 6 and up.

Plankton Dreams

What I Learned in Special Ed

Author: Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

Publisher: Open Humanities Press

ISBN: 9781785420078

Category: Education

Page: 88

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In Plankton Dreams, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay crafts a proud, satiric style: the special ed student as literary troublemaker. "Mother had always taught me to learn from circumstance," he writes. "Here, the circumstance was humiliation, a particularly instructive teacher." "But I'm not complaining," he continues. "Humiliation, after all, made me a philosopher." For all of its comic effects, Plankton Dreams alerts readers to an alternative understanding of autism, an understanding that autistics themselves have been promoting for years. Frustrated by how most scientists investigate autism, Mukhopadhyay decides to investigate neurotypicality, treating his research subjects the way he himself was treated. Why shouldn't the autist study the neurotypical? This artful parody of scientific endeavor salvages dignity from a dark place. It also reveals a very talented writer. It is most certainly time to study the neurotypical-his or her relentless assumptions. Perhaps by doing so we may devise a more humble and hospitable society.

Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children

A Pocket Guide

Author: Shelley E. Mulligan

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469829436

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Fully revised to reflect the latest AOTA standards, Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children: A Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, portable reference that provides occupational therapists a trusted resource for use throughout their education and into practice. Unique and easy-to-use, this proven book provides an overview of theory, as well as step-by-step coverage of techniques. Clinical examples illustrate the application of content, as well as client and family-centered practice; illustrations demonstrate assessment techniques; and extensive tables summarize key assessments, techniques, and actions. This updated Second Edition includes new assessment tools, new content addressing specialty areas such as autism, additional assessments, and more.

When the Brain Can't Hear

Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder

Author: Teri James Bellis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743428644

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 7518

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Profiles and explores APD, a hearing form of dyslexia in which the brain cannot process sound, delineating its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for child and adult sufferers while noting the prevalence of the condition's misdiagnosis. Reprint.

Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve

Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism

Author: Stanley Rosenberg

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170257

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

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This practical guide to understanding the cranial nerves as the key to our psychological and physical well-being builds on Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory—one of the most important recent developments in human neurobiology. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience as a craniosacral therapist and Rolfer, Stanley Rosenberg explores the crucial role that the vagus nerve plays in determining our psychological and emotional states and explains that a myriad of common psychological and physical symptoms—from anxiety and depression to migraines and back pain—indicates a lack of proper functioning in the vagus nerve. Through a series of easy self-help exercises, the book illustrates the simple ways we can regulate the vagus nerve in order to initiate deep relaxation, improve sleep, and recover from injury and trauma. Additionally, by exploring the link between a well-regulated vagus nerve and social functioning, Rosenberg’s findings and methods offer new hope that by improving social behavior it is possible to alleviate some of the symptoms at the core of many cases of autism spectrum disorders. Useful for psychotherapists, doctors, bodyworkers, and caregivers, as well as anyone who experiences the symptoms of chronic stress and depression, this book shows how we can optimize autonomic functioning in ourselves and others, and bring the body into the state of safety that activates its innate capacity to heal.

Comic Strip Conversations

Illustrated Interactions that Teach Conversation Skills to Students with Autism and Related Disorders

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477224

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 39

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"Comic Strip Conversations are based on the belief that visualization and visual supports, found useful in structuring the learning of students with autism, may also improve their understanding and comprehension of conversation....the use of a basic set of symbols [and colours] are used in [this book] to illustrate social skills which are abstract and difficult for students with autism to understand."--p.1.

Black Disabled Art History 101

Author: Leroy F. Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942001577

Category: African Americans with disabilities

Page: 111

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Black disabled and Deaf artists have always existed. They were on street corners down South singing the Blues, spray painting on New York subways, and bringing sign language to the big screen. Today, young Black disabled artists are finding their own way to the stage and studio, some with a paintbrush in their mouth, like Alana C. Tillman, and some with a drumstick in their hands, like Vita E. Cleveland. As a Black disabled youth in the 1970's and 1980's, I wished that there was a book like the one you are holding now. No more wishing - the book is here!

Methods for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Evidence-Based Practices

Author: John J. Wheeler,Michael R. Mayton,Stacy L. Carter

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133585212

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Methods for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and does not include access to the Pearson eText. To order the Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133833666. Methods for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is the most comprehensive text available, aimed at helping pre-service and in-service teachers and related service professionals understand the importance of evidence-based practices in the education of learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from a family and longitudinal learning perspective. With its emphasis on the theme of family and professional partnerships and collaboration and consultation, the book includes learning aids such as suggested print and web-based resources, graphic organizers, and points for reflection; child and family vignettes, “Consider This” features, and examples of exemplary programs and practices; and the most up-to-date information and latest trends in the field.

Practical Sensory Programmes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Sue Larkey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104792

Category: Psychology

Page: 112

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This book offers a six-step approach to developing a programme to help children cope with sensory input they find overwhelming, and to identify activities they find relaxing or rewarding. Larkey gives over 30 activities using touch, sound, taste, vision and movement, and gives advice on how to use them to improve children's communication skills.

Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Dianne Berkell Zager,Carol S. Alpern,Barbara McKeon,Janet Mulvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415524377

Category: Education

Page: 117

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Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is one of the first books to specifically address the accommodation of students with significant learning differences in postsecondary education. Developed with the support of Autism Speaks, and piloted at Pace University, each component of this book is scientifically-based and provides a model of emerging best practices for college instruction involving students with ASD. The text is designed to give college faculty a deep understanding of students with ASD and help faculty to productively engage students with ASD, while also meeting the needs of all students in their classes. The strategies included in the manual are solidly grounded in principles of universal design and will prove indispensible for teaching college students of varying ability levels and diverse learning styles. A companion video shows clips of students and educators that are engaged in inclusive practices to illustrate approaches that have been successful in dealing with challenging situations in the classroom.