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The autistic spectrum : parents' daily helper : a workbook for you and your child
Author:
Abrams, Philip.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Ulysses Press : Distributed in the United States by Publishers Group West, [2004]

©2004
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xviii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781569753866
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Book

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"DEMYSTIFIES THE DAY-TO-DAY CHALLENGES OF A SON OR DAUGHTER WITH AUTISM BY CREATING ORDER AND LEARNING IN THEIR DAILY ACTIVITIES. IN SO DOING, IT CREATES HOPE."
--AMI KLIN, PH.D., YALE CHILD STUDY CENTER

As the parent of a child with autism, you know how difficult it can be to simply get through the day. From getting dressed in the morning to brushing teeth before bed, raising a special needs child can turn ordinary events into extraordinary challenges. This book focuses on those kinds of everyday events.

YOUR WORKBOOK
Discover the methods for breaking through to your child and reaching into his or her world while supporting his or her learning style. Designed specifically for parents, this section introduces you to the exercises and activities you will be doing with your child. Everything is carefully explained, using lay terminology and simple illustration, including:

*Visual strategies
*User-friendly schedules
*Excursion plans

YOUR CHILD'S WORKBOOK
Hands-on activities in this section of the work-book will teach your child basic skills, using humor and time--tested educational techniques. On handy tear-out pages, these engaging games and exercises help your child learn how to:

*Recognize emotions
*Get dressed
*Read the clock
*Understand safety sights.
*Visit doctors, dentists, friends and family comfortably
And much more. . .


Author Notes

Leslie Henriques has a master's degree in public health and has edited over 30 books. Philip Abrams has a master's degree in special education and is the father of an autistic child. They live in Berkeley, CA, and Pacific Palisades, CA, respectively. Dr. Lorna Wing, a former psychiatric consultant for the National Autistic Society in the U.K., lives in London.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. x
Prefacep. xii
How to Use This Bookp. xvi
Part 1 Your Workbook
1. Breaking Throughp. 1
What Is Funny?p. 2
Connectingp. 3
Hints on Ways to Establish Communication with Your Childp. 4
Transitions and Handling the Unexpectedp. 6
Making Choicesp. 7
Choice Cardsp. 8
Prompting Your Child to Make Choicesp. 9
Reading Facesp. 10
Matching Facesp. 11
2. Developing a Sense of Time and Placep. 13
Daily Schedulesp. 15
Sample Daily Schedule 1p. 16
Sample Daily Schedule 2p. 21
Mini-schedulesp. 22
Sample: Getting Ready for Bed Visual Schedulep. 23
Calendarsp. 24
Sample Calendarp. 26
Sequencing Examplesp. 27
Visual Cue Boxp. 28
Fridge Centralp. 29
Daily Recapp. 30
What I Did Today--Three in a Row Bingop. 31
Telling Storiesp. 32
3. Self-care--Teaching the Basicsp. 33
Getting Dressedp. 34
Getting Dressed Matching Gamep. 36
Toothbrushingp. 37
Bathingp. 39
Fixing a Snackp. 41
My Roomp. 42
Telling Timep. 43
Sample Clocks and Handsp. 44
4. In the Worldp. 45
Why Is He Acting Like That?p. 47
Basic Facts about Autismp. 48
A Sample Letter for Your Hairdresser, Shoe Store Clerk or Anyone You Feel Is Appropriatep. 49
A Sample Letter for Your Doctor or Dentistp. 50
Visiting Friends and Familyp. 51
Visiting the Doctorp. 52
What's Going to Happen at the Doctor's Officep. 53
Visiting the Dentistp. 54
Grocery Shoppingp. 55
Going to the Moviesp. 56
Amusing Parksp. 58
Helping around the Housep. 60
Setting the Tablep. 61
Choresp. 63
Money Countsp. 64
Coinsp. 65
Paper Moneyp. 66
5. Safety Issuesp. 67
What Do You Say When They Ask, "Who Are You?"p. 68
911p. 69
6. Playing Detective with Behavioral Problemsp. 71
Ain't Misbehavin'p. 72
What's a Parent to Do?p. 74
Getting the Behavior You Wantp. 75
Motivators (Cookies)p. 76
Positive Reinforcement Visualsp. 77
Examples of Positive Reinforcement Visualsp. 78
7. Resourcesp. 79
Voices from the Other Sidep. 80
Know Your Lingop. 81
Part 2 Your Child's Workbook
All about Mep. 85
Faces and Placesp. 87
My Housep. 89
Schedulesp. 90
My Schedulep. 91
Schedule Cutoutsp. 95
Setting the Tablep. 103
What's Wacky?p. 108
A Visit to the Zoop. 111
Zoo Animals to Cut and Pastep. 117
Visiting the Doctorp. 121
Doctor's Office Cutoutsp. 129
To Market, to Marketp. 135
Grocery Shopping Cutoutsp. 141
Going to the Dentistp. 147
Dentist's Office Cutoutsp. 151
More Games to Playp. 155
Getting Dressed Matching Gamep. 156
What I Wear Gamep. 157
Rhymingp. 159
Oppositesp. 160
Which Comes First?p. 161
Tick Tock, You Can Read a Clockp. 162
Parts of a Clockp. 163
Clock Numbersp. 164
Number Gridp. 166
Count by Fives around the Clockp. 167
Three in a Row Bingop. 170
Reading Facesp. 179
I Am Feeling...p. 182
Moneyp. 183
Learn Your Coinsp. 184
Coin Valuesp. 185
Paper Moneyp. 186
Coin Matchingp. 187
Paper Money Matchingp. 189
Safetyp. 191
Know Your Signsp. 192
Do Not Touchp. 194
Part 3 Tear-outs
Choice Cardsp. 197
Sequences for Calendarsp. 201
Sample Clock Facep. 207
"Don't Look at Me That Way" Cardsp. 209
A Sample Letter for Your Doctor or Dentistp. 211
A Sample Letter for Your Hairdresser, Shoe Store Clerk or Anyone You Feel Is Appropriatep. 213
The Basics about Autism: What You Should Knowp. 215
Tokensp. 217
Other Ulysses Press Mind/Body Titlesp. 219
About the Authorsp. 220