Autism with Severe Learning Difficulties

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Updated to reflect contemporary academic studies, this practical guide helps solve the many challenges of working with children diagnosed with both autism and severe learning difficulties. Educators, caregivers, and parents of children with autism will find thorough information on how to provide effective treatment for those with the condition as well as solutions for how to best care for autistic children from early childhood through adulthood. Frank, intelligent discussions cover the implications of dual ...

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Overview

Updated to reflect contemporary academic studies, this practical guide helps solve the many challenges of working with children diagnosed with both autism and severe learning difficulties. Educators, caregivers, and parents of children with autism will find thorough information on how to provide effective treatment for those with the condition as well as solutions for how to best care for autistic children from early childhood through adulthood. Frank, intelligent discussions cover the implications of dual diagnosis, characteristic behavior and development stages, fostering social interaction among other children, understanding and managing challenging behavior, as well as sexuality and the transition to adulthood. Detailed examples show how behavior can be understood and how to build on the existing strengths of individual children. Support for parents is also addressed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780285642249
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Series: Human Horizons
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 469,433
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Rita Jordan is the senior lecturer in autism at the University of Birmingham School of Education. She is the author of Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Meeting Children’s Needs.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Implications of the Dual Diagnosis 1
2 Characteristic Behaviour and Development 17
3 Fostering Social Interaction 32
4 Systems of Communication 52
5 Teaching Language and Communication 73
6 Play Skills 89
7 Supportive Educational Environments 108
8 Understanding and Preventing Challenging Behaviour 134
9 Approached to Planning and Management of Behaviour 162
10 Daily Living Skills, Leisure and Support for Families 190
11 Transition to Adult Life 219
12 A Productive Life and Sources of Help 241
References 260
Index 267
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