"Parents will appreciate the authors' patient, encouraging tone, not to mention their comprehensive coverage of eating, toileting, dressing, and personal hygiene. This latest entry in the publisher's Topics in Autism
series is recommended for public and academic libraries with autism collections." --Library Journal, August 2007<br /><br />Self-Help Skills
uses an engaging format to educate the reader; the text is consumer-friendly and accompanied by easy-to-understand tables, sidebars and many useful worksheets. --CAPHIS Consumer Connections
'I can do it myself!' What parent hasn't heard these five words uttered by their child at various ages and stages of growth? Asserting independence is a typical part of development for most kids. However, autism can change all that, and even basic self-help skills like dressing, eating, toileting, and hygiene can be a challenge. Even smart kids with ASD become teens without knowing how to care for themselves. What's a parent to do?
Start now, no matter what you child's age, with this dazzler book as your guide: Self-Help Skills for People with Autism. Cover to cover we loved its systematic, functional approach for teaching self-help skills to spectrum kids, toddlers to teens, nonverbal to verbal. Parents learn to assess their child's functioning levels, set objectives, break skills down into simple tasks, and use step-by-step teaching strategies to help their child become successful and independent. Lots of lists, charts, visuals and question sets take the guess-work out of teaching. (See table 3-3) Valuable information for parents and educators alike. --Autism Asperger's Digest, May/June 2008
About the Author
Stephen R. Anderson is the Executive Director of Summit Educational Resources, which serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities. He is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Amy L. Jablonski is a licensed psychologist and directs Summit's outreach and evaluation services including the diagnostic clinic. Marcus L. Thomeer is a licensed psychologist and Director of Research and Evaluation at Summit. His responsibilities include Connections, a summer treatment program for children with Asperger's disorder. Vicki Madaus Knapp is the Director of Summit's Early Autism Program and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.