Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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"Written in an accessible question-and-answer format, this book is a practical guide to help parents and professionals address the most common behavioral issues posed by children on the autism spectrum." "One hundred real questions from parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are organized by topic, covering everyday problems from advice on what to do if your child routinely wanders away when you are out walking to tips on how to increase communication and peer interaction. Drawing on years of experience of working with children ...
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Overview

"Written in an accessible question-and-answer format, this book is a practical guide to help parents and professionals address the most common behavioral issues posed by children on the autism spectrum." "One hundred real questions from parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are organized by topic, covering everyday problems from advice on what to do if your child routinely wanders away when you are out walking to tips on how to increase communication and peer interaction. Drawing on years of experience of working with children with ASDs, Shira Richman proposes clear and easy to follow behavior plans to tackle each problem, as well as alternate ideas and suggestions for encouraging appropriate behavior. She offers advice on how to recognize maladaptive behaviors and recommends taking a proactive approach with children on the autism spectrum." This book can be read cover to cover or used as a handy quick reference. It will be invaluable to parents of children with ASDs and the professionals working with them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843108252
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/15/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Behavioral theory and application
Pt. 2 Encouraging independence and teaching self-help skills
Pt. 3 Encouraging healthy communication
Pt. 4 Encouraging appropriate activities and interests
Pt. 5 Reducing unwanted and self-stimulatory behavior
Pt. 6 Teaching social skills and encouraging appropriate interaction
Pt. 7 Encouraging appropriate behavior and conduct outside the home
Pt. 8 Conclusion
Pt. 9 Resources and references
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