Prosody Intervention for High-Functioning Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Enhancing communication and social engagement through voice, rhythm, and pitch

Prosody Intervention for High-Functioning Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Enhancing communication and social engagement through voice, rhythm, and pitch

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Overview

When making the transition to adulthood, young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder can find their opportunities limited by their impaired prosody. Through a program of evidence-based lessons and resources, this book helps to develop verbal and nonverbal skills essential to adult life, particularly in the context of looking for a job or social situations. It is a complete curriculum, covering everything from self-calming to fluency and conversational skills, and includes lesson plans, handouts, and homework.

The program has been successfully used by the authors in their work with people on the autism spectrum and will be a life-changing resource for professionals as well as for parents and people on the autism spectrum wanting to improve their ability to communicate well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785920226
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 11/21/2016
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr Michelle Dunn is the Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Autism and Communication Disorders, and Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Michelle is the author of S.O.S.: Social Skills in our Schools: A Social Skills program for children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and their typical peers.

Larry Harris is a former NFL American Football player turned opera singer. He became a research assistant and vocal therapist at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Autism and Communication Disorders in 2012. Larry uses his experience in both sport and music to help young people understand the mechanics of their voices.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Assessment. 2. Emotional and Behavioral Modulation. 3. Voice: Creating a More Oral Timbre. 4. Voice: Volume. 5. Rhythm of Speech. 6. Pitch. 7. Stress. Conclusion.

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