Developing Leisure Time Skills for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Revised & Expanded): Practical Strategies for Home, School & the Community

Developing Leisure Time Skills for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Revised & Expanded): Practical Strategies for Home, School & the Community


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941765036
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 04/13/2016
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Phyllis Coyne, M.S., has enhanced the quality of life of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for 40 years. She initially worked as a therapeutic recreation specialist, then as a special education teacher, and finally as an autism consultant for the past 30 years. She combines her expertise from these fields in this book, and other publications, such as Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recreation and “Toward a Balanced Leisure Lifestyle for Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder” in Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based and Promising Practices.

Mary Lou (Vandenburg) Klagge has been in the special education field for 35 years. She was a classroom teacher for preschool through elementary aged children with a variety of disabilities, including ASD, for 24 of those years. She taught in a summer program designed for elementary through high school aged individuals with ASD to access recreational and leisure activities throughout the community. Mary Lou has been an autism consultant for 11 years, developing and modeling effective strategies in supporting and teaching children with ASD within the school setting. She has been a presenter of new, successful and effective strategies at the local, state and national levels. Due to her extensive interactions with families, Mary Lou helped develop and lead parent and sibling support

Colleen Nyberg has dedicated 26 years to teaching and consulting in the field of ASD and improving the understanding of autism for parents and professionals . She specialized in Early Intervention during her teaching years and branched out into trainings and presentations. Colleen consulted throughout 7 counties and was hired by the State of Oregon to develop training modules and traveled around the state providing training for other consultants. Colleen sat on state committees working on defining and reviewing the eligibility of students with ASD. She traveled nationally and into Canada presenting to parents and professionals. She taught for years at Portland State in their Continuing Education program. Colleen worked providing training for caregivers in a summer program and it was this experience that she drew from for this book.

Table of Contents

Contents of This Book
Revisions and Additions in the Second Edition
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1: Leisure and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Importance of Leisure Engagement
Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Three Individuals Featured in this Book
Pattern of Leisure Engagement
Chapter 2: Components of Leisure Development
The Immediate Component
The Exposure Component
The Training Component
Interrelationship of the Components of Leisure
Chapter 3: Leisure Assessment
Direct Observation
Recording Leisure Pattern and Skills
Chapter 4: The Immediate Component of Leisure Development
Key Elements of the Immediate Component
Meaningful Engagement During Unstructured Time
Sensory Preferences and Special Interests
Untaught Materials and Activities with Minimal
Formative Assessment
Chapter 5: The Exposure Component of Leisure Development
Key Elements of the Exposure Component
Discovery of New Leisure Interests
Guidelines for Activity Selection
Repeated and Supported Exposure to New Activities
Formative Assessment
Chapter 6: The Training Component of Leisure Development
Key Elements of the Training Component
Leisure Activities and Related Skills Development
Guidelines for Prioritizing Activities
Systematic Training
Formative Assessment
Appendices: Forms, Charts & Activity Cards
Appendix Contents
Appendix A. Leisure Behavior & Activities Lists
Appendix B. Blank Forms for Assessment
Appendix C. Support and Training Strategies
Appendix D. Activity Cards

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