July 8, 2007
July 8, 2007
SELF-HELP SKILLS FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM thoroughly describes a systematic, practical approach that parents (and educators) can use to teach basic self-care ? eating, dressing, toileting and personal hygiene -- to children with autism ages 24 months into early teens. With an encouraging tone, the authors?behavior analysts and psychologists?emphasize that it's important to begin teaching these skills as early as possible so children and young adults gain as much independence as soon as possible. Many case studies help to illustrate the process of teaching tasks: prioritizing self-care tasks, breaking down task into achievable goals, monitoring progress, and modifying the approach as needed to reach a goal. Parents also learn about the variety of proven methods available to teach children with autism and how to select among them. These methods include: verbal prompting, physical guidance modeling, chaining, picture schedules among others. Everything parents and educators need to get started is here, including handy charts and forms to stay on track.
- Genre: Education, Self Improvement, Family + Relationships, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Psychology
- Subgenre: Family Law / Children, Parenting / General, General, Psychopathology / Autism, Special Education / Mentally Handicapped, Teaching Methods + Materials / Social Science
- Publisher: Woodbine House
- Pages: 187
- Language: English
- Author: Vicki Madaus Knapp , Stephen R. Anderson , Amy L. Jablonski , Marcus L. Thomeer
- Online Item #: 11616829
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-1918
- ISBN: 9781890627416
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported