Flexible and Focused

Flexible and Focused Author Adel C. Najdowski
ISBN-10 9780128098349
Year 2017-01-12
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Academic Press
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Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders is a manual written for individuals who work with learners who struggle with executive function deficits. The manual takes the perspective that executive function skills can be improved through effective intervention, just like any other skills. This how-to manual provides practical strategies for teaching learners to be focused, organized, flexible, and able to effectively manage themselves. Ready-to-use lessons, data sheets, worksheets, and other tools for practitioners, educators, and parents are provided to help them tackle common problems associated with executive function deficits in learners of any diagnosis, ages 5 to adult. The principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which form the foundation of this manual, are translated into simple, easy-to-use procedures. Lessons for improving executive function skills in real-life everyday situations are provided in the following areas: Self-awareness Inhibition and impulse control Self-management Attention Organization Problem solving Time management Planning Working memory Emotional self-regulation Flexibility Provides an overview of what constitutes executive function skills Outlines how techniques based on applied behavior analysis can be used to teach skills Presents step-by-step lessons for practitioners, educators, and parents to implement with individuals with executive function deficits Includes data sheets, task analyses, worksheets, and visual aids

Evidence Based Treatment for Children with Autism

Evidence Based Treatment for Children with Autism Author Doreen Granpeesheh
ISBN-10 9780124116184
Year 2014-08-22
Pages 666
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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This manual is a user-friendly, comprehensive description of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) model of autism treatment—the latest scientific information on what truly works in treating autism in an integrated, organized, consumable format. The book details effective early behavioral intervention, covering topics such as challenging behavior, visual modification, parental involvement, improving language, cognition, and social skills, and ends with a section that explains how all of the treatments can be put together in real-life service provision organizations. The CARD model is highly comprehensive and provides useful clinical information to form cutting-edge treatment programs. Describes in detail the world-renowned, state-of-the-art CARD model of treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders Provides practitioners critical guidance in how to combine the best components into comprehensive treatment programs for individuals with autism that are not only backed by research, but also the most effective, and the least intrusive Includes practical information, presented in a user-friendly, professionally-oriented format, with tables, figures, and flowcharts to help guide real-life clinical decision making

Teaching Children with Autism to Mind Read

Teaching Children with Autism to Mind Read Author Julie A. Hadwin
ISBN-10 9780470093252
Year 2014-12-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This workbook expands upon the authors? Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read: A Practical Guide to present the most effective approaches, strategies, and practical guidelines to help alleviate social and communication problems in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Complements the best-selling Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read: A Practical Guide for use in practical settings Answers the need for more training of professionals in early interventions for children assessed with ASD called for by the National Plan for Autism Written by a team of experts in the field Covers issues such as how to interpret facial expressions; how to recognize feelings of anger, sadness, fear and happiness; how to perceive how feelings are affected by what happens and what is expected to happen; how to see things from another person?s perspective; and how to understand another person?s knowledge and beliefs

Socially Savvy

Socially Savvy Author James T. Ellis
ISBN-10 0991040309
Year 2014-09-30
Pages 266
Language en
Publisher
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Socially Savvy helps educators and parents break down broad areas of social functioning into concrete skills. The checklist pinpoints a child's specific strengths and challenges, which in turn makes it possible to prioritize the skills most in need of intervention, develop strategies to address them, and track the effectiveness of those strategies. This manual includes targeted play-based activities that foster the development of social skills critical to a joyful childhood and future academic success.

Functional Communication Training for Problem Behavior

Functional Communication Training for Problem Behavior Author Joe Reichle
ISBN-10 9781462530212
Year 2017
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Guilford Publications
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Children and adolescents with moderate and severe disabilities often have communication challenges that lead them to use problem behavior to convey their desires. This is the most comprehensive contemporary volume on functional communication training (FCT)--the individualized instructional approach that teaches a child socially acceptable communicative alternatives to aggression, tantrums, self-injury, and other unconventional behaviors. The expert authors provide accessible, empirically based guidelines for implementing FCT, and tips for overcoming obstacles. Grounded in the principles of applied behavior analysis, the book includes detailed strategies for developing a support plan, together with illustrative case examples.

Verbal Behavior Targets

Verbal Behavior Targets Author Diana Luckevich
ISBN-10 0975585940
Year 2008
Pages 161
Language en
Publisher Drl Books Incorporated
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This book is a resource for teaching young children with autism, PDD, Down syndrome or other language delays. It contains targets aimed at teaching language to children who have skills in the range of non-verbal to pre-conversational, and provides lists o

Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Erin E. Barton
ISBN-10 9781628738544
Year 2013-11-20
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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According to the CDC, one in fifty American children is diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. This means more school-aged children are entering classrooms with ASDs, and teachers are being called upon to help facilitate their learning. Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is aimed at providing strategies for teachers, school counselors, and psychologists to help address the needs of children on the spectrum, as well as their families. Erin E. Barton and Beth Harn draw on current research and practices to discuss the possible causes of autism and to help prepare educators not only for teaching children in the classroom but also for providing families with the tools necessary to continue the educational process at home. Included are topics such as improving communication and socialization; developing instructive lessons; assessing students’ progress; including families in educational goals; finding students’ special interests and using those to help facilitate learning; managing challenging behavior; and more. Including forms, charts, and a range of classroom activities, this is the only resource you will need to gain the insight and tools for making a difference in the educational lives of young children with autism.

Executive Function in Education

Executive Function in Education Author Lynn Meltzer
ISBN-10 9781606236505
Year 2011-03-17
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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This uniquely integrative book brings together research on executive function processes from leaders in education, neuroscience, and psychology. It focuses on how to apply current knowledge to assessment and instruction with diverse learners, including typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The role of executive function processes in learning is examined and methods for identifying executive function difficulties are reviewed. Chapters describe scientifically grounded models for promoting these key cognitive capacities at the level of the individual child, the classroom, and the entire school. Implications for teaching particular content areas—reading, writing, and math—are also discussed.

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Author Dilip R. Patel
ISBN-10 9400706278
Year 2011-04-07
Pages 495
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Increasingly more and more children with developmental disabilities survive into adulthood. Pediatricians and other clinicians are called upon to care for an increasing number of children with developmental disabilities in their practice and thus there is a need for a practical guide specifically written for paediatricians and primary care clinicians that addresses major concepts of neurodevelopmental pediatrics. In the United States, the specialty training leading to a conjoint board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, requires a total of 6 years of training (2 years of pediatrics, 1 year of neurology, 18 months of child neurology, 18 months of neurodevelopmental disabilities). As of December 2006, in the US, there were 241 pediatricians and 55 child neurologists certified in the subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Thus most of the children with developmental disabilities are seen by pediatricians and therefore it is important for these pediatricians to be well informed of common issues in the field. The 60,000 or so pediatricians in the United States (and hundreds more in other countries) are the main target audience for a practical book on neurodevelopmental pediatrics.

Toilet Training Success

Toilet Training Success Author Frank Cicero
ISBN-10 0983622612
Year 2012
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher Drl Books, Incorporated
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This book, designed for both parents and professionals, introduces the reader to effective toilet training interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities. Topics discussed include urination training, bowel training, increasing requesting, and overnight training. Questions such as when to begin, how to use positive reinforcement, collect data and conduct necessary assessments prior to training are examples of just a few of the questions that the author addresses. The plans and procedures presented are applicable to a wide range of developmental disabilities and age ranges.

Treating Feeding Challenges in Autism

Treating Feeding Challenges in Autism Author Jonathan Tarbox
ISBN-10 9780128135648
Year 2017-06-07
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Academic Press
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Treating Feeding Challenges in Autism: Turning the Tables on Mealtime distills existing research on feeding disorders treatment into the very best, most effective and most practical strategies for practitioners to implement with their clients who have autism and other developmental and behavioral disorders. The book focuses on the few but highly effective feeding treatment procedures that work in the large percentage of cases. The book describes each procedure in practical, how-to language, with the goal of explaining how to implement them in the real-life settings in which practitioners actually work. The book includes a large variety of sample datasheets, intervention plans and graphs of sample data to serve as practical examples to guide clinicians through the process of selecting, implementing, analyzing and troubleshooting feeding interventions. Summarizes the basic behavioral principles underlying feeding disorders Discusses the origin and function of feeding disorders Details the assessment of feeding disorders Covers practical issues related to feeding environment Lists materials needed for implementing feeding interventions Explains how to transfer strategies and procedures from the practitioner to parents and caregivers Includes sample datasheets, intervention plans and graphs of sample data

The Jack Reacher Field Manual

The Jack Reacher Field Manual Author George Beahm
ISBN-10 9781941631034
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
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You don’t know Jack—Jack Reacher, that is . . . In The Jack Reacher Field Manual: An Unofficial Companion to Lee Child’s Reacher Novels, from ex-Army major and New York Times bestselling author George Beahm, get up-close and personal with Reacher like never before. The only book of its kind, the Field Manual draws on 17 years of interviews, novels, stories, and more to demystify author Lee Child’s larger-than-life, name-taking, quick-thinking one-man avenger. Child calls the Reacher novels “almost entirely autobiographical,” and The Jack Reacher Field Manual seamlessly integrates the literary creator and his creation to provide the most complete portrait of Jack Reacher available. Dive into Jack Reacher’s life with: - A detailed dossier on Reacher and his life at West Point and in the Army’s Military Police Corps - Reacher’s rules of engagement, including how he handles a street brawl - A full-color drifter’s roadmap of the US, detailing the places Reacher has visited in the novels - Reacher’s philosophy for surviving under the radar - A biography on Child and an A-to-Z list of the key people, places, and things in his life - And more, including a glossary of US Army acronyms that appear in the series and a comprehensive reading list of Reacher novels, novellas, and stories The Jack Reacher Field Manual belongs in the fatigue jacket of any fan craving more information about this internationally popular literary antihero.

Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism

Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism Author Jonathan Tarbox
ISBN-10 9780128122167
Year 2016-09-17
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher Academic Press
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Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism is a practical manual and ongoing professional resource for frontline staff undergoing training to become Registered Behavior TechniciansTM (RBT). RBTTM is the recommended certification of the Behavior Analyst Certification BoardTM (BACB) for entry-level staff who implement behavior analytic services. This Manual complements the 40-hour training for RBTsTM and helps those who have completed training prepare for their certification exam. Following the RBTTM Task List set forth by the BACB, it prompts the reader to generate novel examples of mastered concepts, and real-life vignettes. Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism also: • Details the fundamentals of measurement and data collection • Introduces assessments of both behavior and environment • Explains skills acquisition and related teaching procedures • Covers behavior reduction plans • Includes documentation and planning information • Looks at ethics and professional conduct Details the fundamentals of measurement and data collection Introduces assessments of both behavior and environment Explains skills acquisition and related teaching procedures Covers behavior reduction plans Includes documentation and planning information Looks at ethics and professional conduct