Strategies for a Successful Mealtime

mealtimeStrategies for a Successful Mealtime by Maureen Flanagan, MA, CCC-SLP

XOT Flana 2016

Strategies for a Successful Mealtime provides a structured oral movement and feeding program that will help children work through aversion to food textures, limited diet, and difficulty accepting food utensils.
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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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Cure Your Child With Food

Cure Your Child With Food Cure You Child with Foodby Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND

(XOT Dorfm 2011)

Ms. Dorfman, a nutritionist whose typical family arrives at her practice after seeing three or more specialists, gives parents the tools they need to become nutrition detectives; to recalibrate their children’s diets through the easy E.A.T. program; and, finally, to get their children off drugs—antibiotics, laxatives, Prozac, Ritalin—and back to a natural state of well-being.

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The Autism Fitness Handbook

the autism fitness handbookThe Autism Fitness Handbook by David Geslak.

(XOT Gesla 2011)

This handbook is for parents, educators, therapists and anyone involved in the lives of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. It gives over 30 exercises that can help to improve the health, motor planning and cognitive ability of children and adults. Each exercise has a visual support, “How To,” and “Coaching Tips” for the reader. Exercises are challenging and fun!

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BE SAFE – How to Interact Safely with the Police

original-1BE SAFE – How to Interact Safely with the Police by Emily Iland.

XOT Iland 2013

BE SAFE is an exciting new teaching tool tailored to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders and similar conditions. The video format of BE SAFE is accessible and appealing. Video modeling is an effective, evidence-based teaching method for learners on the spectrum. BE SAFE can also be helpful for individuals with related conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Intellectual Disability.

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BE SAFE Teaching Edition Movie & Companion Curriculum

originalBE SAFE Teaching Edition Movie & Companion Curriculum by Emily Iland, M.A.

XOT Iland 2013 teach

The Teaching Edition includes BE SAFE The Movie PLUS a 300+ page Curriculum Guide on CD Rom that parents, teachers and staff can use to bring home the messages of The Movie. The Curriculum Guide includes 7 Lessons, matched to the 7 Episodes of The Movie. Choose from dozens of activities and games, and select from more than 100 visual materials to find the ones that are best suited to a particular learner’s  cognitive ability and language level.

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Mikey

MikeyMikey by Mindee Pinto and Judy Cohen.

XBC Pinto 2013

In this book, Mikey explains how a young child with autism sees, hears, and feels the world around him in his school environment. Mikey is not just intended for educators; although, all teachers should read it to their classes. It is intended to educate adults as well as young children to increase their awareness and understanding of the child with autism. This book, and others to follow, was inspired by my vast experiences as a teacher working with children with autism.

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Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments

aspergerssyndromeanddifficultmomentsAsperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments by Brenda Myles and Jack Southwick.

XBM Myles 2005

This expanded edition of the bestselling AAPC classic offers both parents and professionals tried-and-true solutions to minimize and circumvent the often frightening circumstances that surround the rage cycle not only for the child with Asperger Syndrome but others in the environment as well. In addition to almost doubling the section on interventions, this highly practical and user-friendly resource also focuses on the reactions of the adults around the child. This detailed book takes the reader through the stages of the rage cycle and emphasizes the importance of utilizing the teachable moments before and after a rage episode.

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Me Moves

me movesMe Moves

(XOT Think 2011)  

This DVD is an easy and innovative way to increase attention and calm in as little as two minutes – in the classroom, at home, anywhere – for people of all ages and abilities. A multimedia product that transforms the mind and body through interactive “body puzzles,” the program simultaneously engages a person’s auditory, visual, motor planning and sequencing, and limbic parts of the brain.

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Movers Dreamers and Risk-Takers Unlocking the Power of ADHD

movers, dreamers, and risk takersMovers Dreamers and Risk-Takers Unlocking the Power of ADHD by Kevin Roberts.  

(XOT Rober 2012)

This book helps those with ADHS, and those who live/work with them, tap into the hidden strengths and actual advantages inherent in the ADHD personality. Pp.225.

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Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach You about Life

understanding death and illnessUnderstanding Death and Illness and What They Teach You about Life by Catherine Faherty & Gary B. Mesibov Ph.D

The book offers concrete explanations of illness, dying, life after death, losing a pet, and numerous other issues. The Communication Forms following each short topic will engage learners and include them in the conversation, allowing them to share personal experiences, thoughts, and concerns. Wonderful chapters such as “What People May Learn When Facing Death” and “Role Models and Mentors” put death into perspective in terms of life, and encourage us all to live fully. Many topics included!

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Unintentional Humor Celebrating the Literal Mind

unintentional humorUnintentional Humor Celebrating the Literal Mind by Linda Gund Anderson.  

(XOT Ander 2011)

Inspired by her son with autism, this book exposes the communication challenges that many people experience. Pp. 167.

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Aquamarine Blues

aquamarine blueAquamarine Blues edited by Dawn Prince-Hughes.

(XOT Princ 2002)

This book is personal stories of college students with autism. It discusses the challenges they face. Pp.134.

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Including People With Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, & Congregations

including people with disabilities in faithIncluding People With Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, & Congregations by Erik W. Cater.

(XOT Carte 2007)

The only available practical guide on how to include people with disabilities in religious communities. Erik Carter’s interest in this topic has been an abiding part of his research, and he is one of the leaders in discussion inclusion and faith.

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Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses

living sensationallyLiving Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses by Winnie Dunn.

(XOT Dunn 2009)

This book explains how people’s individual sensory patterns affect the way we react to everything that happens to us throughout the day. The author identifies four major sensory types: Seekers; Bystanders; Avoiders and Sensors. Armed with the information in “Living Sensationally”, people will be able to pick just the right kind of clothing, job and home and know why they are making such choices.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment

autism spectrum disorders and visualAutism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment by Marilyn H. Gense and D. Jay Gense.

(XOT Gense 2005)

This book includes topics such as understanding ASD and visual impairment, program planning and instructional strategies, career education, recreations and leisure, and classroom supports. Pp. 329.

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