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1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Paperback – December 1, 2004
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Thank you to the authors, the publisher and to all who support this fabulous reference. Thank you.
We had a good summer and he has made great progress because of the book. We did projects with him, set real targets and monitored. My 9 year old daughter who is a part of the team helping her 14 year old sibblings, got ideas of things she could do with him and learnt much about not doing 'for him'.
The instructions for action, and this is what the book spurs you to do 'act' are clear and logically. So many times we go on to another 'intervention' and when we read the explanation that leads to the action I hear myself thinking, but you know what that is logical. It may say 'Autism Spectrum', but it is forall of us who has a child/young adult with moderate to severe intellectural disability.
I am purchasing two extra copies of the book. One to send to school when he starts in another two weeks, the other to my sister who we plan to visit in December. I also chair the National Advisory Board for Persons with Disability here in Jamaica and I am going to recommending this book to all who will listen.
The bottom line is that you should buy it! All sorts of information and ideas are presented in this ONE book. I've done research on my own and have had to put the pieces together. It was great to see all of my pieces in this book plus so much more. I wish I would have found this book years ago! It would have saved me much time and effort.
The other pluses to this book are that it is easy to read and you can easily skip around as needed if you don't have the time to read it cover to cover (which you will find yourself doing because it is written so well). Now, let me be clear. This book by no means covers all ideas in detail after detail in chapter after chapter. Think about this book as Cliff's Notes and as a great way to start thinking out of the box.
One of the keys factors that I have found both at at school and home is the environment that ASD kids thrive in , which is structured routine environments that have been carefully planned to eliminate sensory overload. This is not really adequately addessed in the book. When I believe it should be the cornerstone of intervetion and then other strategies and experiences flow from that position.
Too many time have I seen ASD kids meltdown because conditions at home or in the classroom are disorganised , chaotic and random.
Having said all this there are some real gems in this book which makes it well worth the purchase price and giving it a good thorough reading several times.
Personally I would like to see a better book with clear steps and layout written by parents , teachers , kids and others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The ideas are common sense, however as a parent it is nice to have a reference book I suppose.Published 5 months ago by candice
Great book for a parent, teacher or anyone who may not quite understand Autism. As a parent with ASD child, this has helped me tremendously.Published 6 months ago by Anna
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