Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC

autismspectrumdisordersAutism Spectrum Disorders and AAC by Pat Mirenda & Teresa Lacono.  

(XCM Miren 2009)

As a volume in the AAC series, this book addresses the use of AAC for children and adolescents with autism to enhance their language, communication, and literacy development. Pp. 480.

IF available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.

Augmentative & Alternative Communication: Supporting Children & Adults with Complex Communication Needs

augmentativeAugmentative & Alternative Communication: Supporting Children & Adults with Complex Communication Needs by David R. Beukelman & Pat Mirenda

(XCM Beuke 2005)

This textbook presents a life-span approach to improving the lives of children and adults who have severe communication disorders due to autism, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, or sensory impairments. Step-by-step intervention approaches are offered, as well as thorough discussions of principles and procedures of assessment; planning and implementation of AAC intervention; symbol options; alternative access; message management; vocabulary selection; service delivery. Pp. 634.

If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.

COACHING COMPREHENSION CREATING CONVERSATION: Nurturing Narratives Story-based language intervention for children with language impairments… such as autism spectrum disorders

nurturingnarrativesCOACHING COMPREHENSION CREATING CONVERSATION: Nurturing Narratives Story-based language intervention for children with language impairments… such as autism spectrum disorders by Lauren Franke Psy. D., CCC-SLP.

(XCM Frank 2011)

Due to the importance of understanding and telling stories for all children, Nurturing Narratives was developed as a story-based language intervention for children. The model emphasizes comprehension, tailors language to the child s developmental level and stresses social engagement. The book includes: 1.) A detailed description of the model 2.)Guidelines for implementing the intervention 3.)Instructions for creating materials and 4.)Supportive materials such as goals and sample stories.

If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.

Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

Teaching LanguageTeaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities by Mark L Sundberg, Ph.D & James W Partington, Ph.D.

(XCM Sundb 1998)

The book provides an easy to understand introduction to Skinner s analysis of language (i.e., mands, tacts, & intraverbals) with easy to follow examples of everyday language skills demonstrated by children. The book contains a brief language assessment system; the Behavioral Language Assessment Form (BLAF) that will give parents and teachers a quick overview of a child s language skills (see the VB-MAPP for a more thorough assessment). Pp. 246.

If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.

COACHING COMPREHENSION CREATING CONVERSATION: Nurturing Narratives Story-based language intervention for children with language impairments…such as autism spectrum disorders

Coaching comprehensionCOACHING COMPREHENSION CREATING CONVERSATION: Nurturing Narratives Story-based language intervention for children with language impairments… such as autism spectrum disorders  by Lauren Franke Psy. D., CCC-SLP.

(XCM Frank 2011)

Due to the importance of understanding and telling stories for all children, Nurturing Narratives was developed as a story-based language intervention for children. The model emphasizes comprehension, tailors language to the child s developmental level and stresses social engagement. The book includes: 1.) A detailed description of the model 2.)Guidelines for implementing the intervention 3.)Instructions for creating materials and 4.)Supportive materials such as goals and sample stories.

If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.

Augmentative & Alternative Communication: Supporting children & adults with complex communication needs

AAC supporting children & adults with complex comm needsAugmentative & Alternative Communication: Supporting children & adults with complex communication needs  by David R. Beukelman & Pat Mirenda.

(XCM Beuke 2005)

  This textbook presents a life-span approach to improving the lives of children and adults who have severe communication disorders due to autism, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, or sensory impairments. Step-by-step intervention approaches are offered, as well as thorough discussions of principles and procedures of assessment; planning and implementation of AAC intervention; symbol options; alternative access; message management; vocabulary selection; service delivery. Pp. 634.

If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC

ASD and AACAutism Spectrum Disorders and AAC  by Pat Mirenda & Teresa Lacono

(XCM Miren 2009)

  As a volume in the AAC series, this book addresses the use of AAC for children and adolescents with autism to enhance their language, communication, and literacy development. Pp. 480.

If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.

Visual Thinking Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Visual Thinking StrategiesVisual Thinking Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders  by Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Carole Kaulitz, and Mabel Brown.

(XCM Arwoo 2009)

This book helps the reader understand how to match the developmental levels of pictures and visuals to the developmental level of the person looking at the visual. In this way, appropriate visuals provide the language development for children with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing from their experience with children and youth for decades, the   authors also show how effective communication can help reduce the confusion and anxiety that often lead to behavioral outbursts. Pp. 80.

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Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community Strategies for Individuals with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Visual SupportsMaking Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community Strategies for Individuals with Autism and Asperger Syndrome  by Jennifer L. Savner and Brenda Smith Myles.

(XCM Savne 2000)

Visual supports help children and youth with autism, Asperger Syndrome and other special needs understand their world better and therefore help them function more independently. This resource goes beyond the familiar use of visual supports as schedules with children with disabilities to include information sharers, checklists/organizers, and visual behavior supports. Richly illustrated and user-friendly, the book provides parents with all the information they need to make effective visual supports specifically designed for their child using a variety of materials, many of them commonly found around the house. Pp. 40.

If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.