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Self-Help Skills for People with Autism: A Systematic Teaching Approach (Topics in Autism) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1890627416
ISBN-10: 1890627410
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"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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House; 1 edition (August 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890627410
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890627416
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #690,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Mary L. Barbera on February 23, 2008
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This book is clearly written and behaviorally accurate. It will be helpful to both parents and professionals who need to improve their own techniques so the children and adults they work with can become independent with self-help skills. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, an author, and a mother of an 11-year-old son with autism, I am recommending this book to everyone!

Mary Lynch Barbera, RN, MSN, BCBA

The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach
Children With Autism and Related Disorders
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Before reading this book, I had somewhat of a disconnect between Occupational Therapy and self help. My kid's OT needs are very sensory oriented, so I didn't really get that I needed to focus on teaching him how to learn to care for himself. Why did I need to teach my child to wash his own hands and go through the steps to get dressed when it is faster to do it myself? This book gives much needed perspective on that with a plan for figuring out where my child is and how to get him where he needs to be. In addition to theoretical knowledge, this book has lots of great checklists for life application.
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Tons of great ideas and detailed how-tos to help me teach my child without being too ridged int he advice. Some of the ideas were god-sends as I was beginning to really struggle to teach my child certain concepts. I highly recommend.
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I think this will be a very helpful resource. I have found great tips that helped with potty training and will tackle the other stuff once that is established.
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This kindle book provided the information that I was searching for. It gave specific examples on teaching hygiene skills and also information about teaching those on the spectrum. Well worth the price!
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