Boys, Girls & Body Science

boys-girls-and-body-scienceBoys, Girls & Body Science by Meg Hickling

XBC Hickl 2002

Hickling talks about the “science names” for the children’s body parts, about good and bad touches and about making babies. She coaches the children not to be embarrassed or shy about body science: “We are going to make this just like a science lesson, we will learn to think like a scientist and we will learn the scientific names for our private parts,” she says.
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FLIPP The Switch Strengthening Executive Functioning Skills

flippFLIPP the Switch Strengthing Executive Functioning Skills by Sheri Wilkins, PhD and Carol Burmeister, MA

XIN Wilki 2015

Readers will learn about executive function (EF) and how EF skills contribute to success in school, at home, and in work environments. Most importantly, readers will receive specific instructions, templates, and how-to scenarios for 25 strategies, five strategies for each of the five FLIPP components – flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving.
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Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum

growing-togetherGrowing Together Across the Autism Spectrum by Elizabeth Marks

XFM Marks 2015

A kid’s guide to living with, learning from, and loving a parent with autism spectrum disorder.

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Decoding Dating

decoding-datingDecoding Dating by John Miller

XAT Mille 2015

This book methodically breaks down the steps of dating giving advice on the best places to meet women – whether on or offline, getting ready for the big date, where to go and what to talk about,and how to tell if a second date is on the cards.

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“What’s Happening to Me?”

whats-happening-to-me“What’s Happening To Me?” by Peter Mayle

XAT Mayle 1975

Discusses the mental and physical changes 
that take place during puberty.
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Counseling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual

CounsellingCounseling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual by Katherine Paxton and Irene A. Estay
(XOT Paoxto 2007)
The characteristics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) present unique challenges, not only to people themselves affected, but also to counselling professionals. This manual provides counselling techniques that work not only for professionals, but also for individuals either coping with being on the spectrum themselves, or living with someone who has an ASD. Regardless of intellectual and linguistic ability, people on the autism spectrum often have significant impairments in emotional expression, regulation, and recognition, and they are known to have higher rates of depression and anxiety than the general population. This comprehensive book shows how to develop the tools necessary to help people on the spectrum cope with their emotions, anxieties, and confusion about the often overwhelming world that surrounds them. Illustrated with useful case studies, it covers a range situations where counselling may be helpful for individuals with ASD, both children and adults, families where a member is on the spectrum, and couples where a partner has ASD. It also addresses specific issues, including depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, social skills, and stress, with effective strategies for dealing with each issue. As well as being indispensable for counsellors, this book provides valuable information and advice for anyone working with people and families affected by ASDs.

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Peek-a-Boo Sensory Board

Great Sensory toy idea!

Motherhood And Other Adventures

I knew that I wanted to do a fun project involving the tops from baby wipes containers ever since I saw this post from I Can Teach My Child on Pinterest.  I started saving wipes lids and was inspired to create this Peek-a-Boo Sensory Board while wandering the aisles at Home Depot. 20140625-130952.jpg I picked out flooring samples for both indoor and outdoor carpet, as well as linoleum.  When I got home I flipped the samples over and traced the outline of the inside of the wipes lids on the backs of the samples with a Sharpie.  I cut along the outline so they fit perfectly inside! I grabbed a partial piece of foam board and moved the wipes lids around until I was happy with the layout.  Then I simply grabbed my trusty hot glue gun and glued the wipes lids to the foam board.  Finally, I glued the cut…

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Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities

Going Solo While Raising Children with DisabilitiesGoing Solo by Laura E. Marshak, Ph.D

(XFM Marsh 2015)

The author weaves together extensive interviews and survey results of solo mothers and fathers (and grandparents, too) with reliable coping strategies gleaned from 25 years as a practicing psychologist and specialist in disability adjustment. The book’s insightful personal narratives and the author’s deconstruction of these to offer universal lessons–from the basic (e.g., practice mindfulness to de-stress) to the profound (e.g., cultivate gratitude as the antidote to resentment)–will help readers assess and transform their own lives for the better.

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Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety a Guide to Successful Stress Management

Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety a Guide to Successful Stress Management Anxietyby Nick Dubin
(XAS Dubin 2009)
This book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

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Practical Social Skills For Autism Spectrum Disorders

Practical Social Skills For Autism Spectrum Disorders Social Skillsby Kathleen Koenig
(XSS Koeni 2012)
The author explains how critical it is for kids to not simply learn new social skills that fit their individual needs, but to be able to seamlessly integrate them into a range of day-to-day situations, from the classroom to the lunchroom to the dinner table at home.

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Video Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

video modelingVideo Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Sarah Murray and Brenna Noland
(XIN Murra 2013)
Video modeling takes visual learning to the next level by using new technologies to create an effective teaching tool. This book explains how professionals and parents can use innovative video modeling techniques to support the development of young children with autism spectrum disorders in school, home or community settings.

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Parenting without Panic

parentingParenting without Panic by Brenda Dater
(XFM Dater 2014)
The author offers advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents’ top concerns, all in an accessible and easy-to-read format. Filled with the voices of other parents in the same situations, the book covers everything from the first steps to take after diagnosis, to advocacy and disclosure, behavior, building independence and resilience, making friends, holidays and vacations, homework, supporting siblings, how to garner support from extended family and friends, and how parents can look after their own wellbeing.

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Personal Hygiene? What’s that Got to Do with Me?

Personal HygienePersonal Hygiene? What’s that Got to Do with Me? by Pat Crissey
(XAT Criss 2005)
This curriculum is designed to help students understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal hygiene. Step-by-step cartoons explain exactly what the student needs to do to ensure good hygiene. Quizzes and activity pages provide numerous opportunities for repetition and reinforcement of the key points. There are also hands-on activities to demonstrate why and how to perform various hygiene tasks.

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Second Shelter

Second ShelterSecond Shelter by Rebecca Haid, M.Ed. and Elizabeth W. Donnelly, Ms
(XFM Haid 2013)
Second Shelter gives a comprehensive overview of therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment facilities in a format that is readable and accessible for counselors, educators, and parents alike. The book examines which adolescents are best served in these environments as well as the different therapeutic approaches provided.

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Research Participants Wanted for Impact of Dog Ownership on Autism

Adult parents, whose family has children living with autism, with or without dogs, are sought for a 30-60 minutes interview about impact of dog ownership on physical activity in families. This study will examine the effect of dog ownership on the physical activity levels of family living with autism.Barriers and facilitators of owning a dog in family will also be studied. If you are interested in this study or have any questions regarding of the research,please contact one of the researchers at:
Hai Yan (haiyan2@illinois.edu, 217-333-2461
Yan Yang yanyang5@illinois.edu, 217-607-6667
Zezhao Chen zchen106@illinois.edu, 217-974-0749

Superflex takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables

superflexSuperflex takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables by Michelle Garcia Winner and Stephanie Madrigal

(XSS Winne 2013)

In this newest comic, children become familiar with several ways to squash the powers of two, related Unthinkable characters: One-Sided Sid, who gets people to talk only about themselves, and his sidekick sister Un-Wonderer, who likes to keep people from thinking about others. This clever duo tries to get students to do or say things that show they’re only thinking about themselves and not others. Students learn helpful strategies to regulate their own behaviors when Sid and his sister invade their thinking.

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