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Girls under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931282475
  • Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 243
  • Sales rank: 1,397,080
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
A Brief Overview of the Book     5
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disabilities, High-Functioning Autism, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities...The List Goes On     7
Who Are Girls with ASD?     9
First Signs     10
Personality Traits and Gender Difference     15
The Diagnosis     23
Conclusion     29
The Early Years     31
Tantrums and Tears     32
Principles of Proactive Programming vs. Reactive Programs     34
Functional Assessment Made Easy     35
Reinforcement Strategies     44
Environmental Controls in Home and School     46
Reactive Programming     46
Crisis Management     50
Mr. Sandman     54
Developing a Sleep Program     56
No More Diapers!     63
Is It the Right Time?     65
Getting Started     68
Is It the Wrong Time?     72
Just Take a Bite     73
Who Are Resistant Eaters?     74
A Comprehensive Treatment Plan     75
Conclusion     83
Off to School     85
School Daze     88
Educational Evaluation     89
Eligibility for Special Services     91
Writing the IEP     92
Tips for the IEP Meeting     93
Placement Options     95
What Else Does She Need to Succeed? Receiving Additional Services     99
Occupational Therapy     100
Speech-Language Therapy     106
Parent Training     111
The IEP and Curriculum Modifications     112
Social Skills: Oh Yeah, It's Not All About Me     113
Who Teaches Social Skills?     114
Social Skills Goals and Objectives     115
Identifying Emotions     119
Teaching Social Skills     122
The Hidden Curriculum of Social Skills     127
Mean Girls     129
What Is Bullying?     131
What Are the Effects of Bullying?     132
Steps to Prevent and Stop Bullying     134
Sibling Relationships     139
Middle School: A World of Its Own     148
Before the New School Year     149
Start of the School Year     152
Ongoing Assessment of the Transition Plan     153
Conclusion     155
Adolescence and Early Adulthood      157
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep     159
Gender Issues: Boys vs. Girls     164
Who Am I? Self-Determination     167
Self-Advocacy     168
Networking and Community Outreach     175
Transition Planning     178
Individual Transition Plan (ITP)     178
IEP Meeting     179
Student-Centered     181
Goal-Oriented     182
Comprehensive Vision for the Future     183
The Dating Game     184
Safety Concerns     188
College     192
The Working Girl     198
Conclusion     204
Oh, the Places You'll Go     207
Findings     208
Maintain High Expectations     209
Seek Knowledge     209
Plan for the Future     211
Embrace Uniqueness     212
Create a Network of Support     213
Conclusion     214
References     217
Appendix     225
Additional Resources and Websites     225
Behavior Intervention Plan     232
Environmental Checklist     234
Social Skills Objectives      235
Index     236
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