Sensory Perceptual issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Different Sensory Experiences, Different Perceptual Worlds

sensory perceptual issues in autismSensory Perceptual issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Different Sensory Experiences, Different Perceptual Worlds by Olga Bogdashina.

(XOT Bogda 2003)

In this book, Olga Bogdashina attempts to define the role of sensory perceptual problems in autism identified by autistic individuals themselves. This book singles out possible patterns of sensory experiences in autism and the cognitive differences caused by them. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention issues with practical recommendations for selecting appropriate methods and techniques to eliminate the problems and enhance the strengths. In addition, parents of autistic individuals and autistic individual themselves will find the information will enable them to initiate relevant strategies and environmental changes to facilitate more effective learning.  Pp.192.

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Recreation Supports for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

IMG_1154Recreation Supports for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Alessa Brennan and Melanie Rose.

(XOT Brenn 2007)

This manual is designed to outline supports to use in a recreation setting that may increase the likelihood of successful participation. It shows how to prepare a child for a new activity and how to modify an activity and add structure. Pp. 13.

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Group Activities for Children with Autism: Using Scripted Task Presentations to Facilitate Basic Skills

IMG_1153Group Activities for Children with Autism: Using Scripted Task Presentations to Facilitate Basic Skills by Jessica Campagna, Krystal Cooper, Jill Greising, Jenny Martin, Kirsten Schaper, Rebecca Trammel.  

(XOT Campa 2008)

This manual contains fun and interactive group activities that may be used with children with autism spectrum disorders. The manual outlines materials needed for each instructional activity, scripted task presentation, and skills to target within each activity. These activities are appropriate for classrooms or with peer groups, family, and friends.

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Gray’s Guide to Bullying

gray's guide to bullyingGray’s Guide to Bullying

(XOT Grays 2003)

This issue combines three articles on ASD and bullying into one useful guide that can be used by adults who live and work with children who have ASD. Article I provides the basics about bullying, ranging from the current definition to roles of participants and categories of bullying. Article II describes ten practical solutions that have been developed to effectively decrease bullying. Article III is a guide and student workbook on how to handle a bullying attempt. Pp. 60 pages.

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Too Loud Too Bright Too Fast Too Tight

too loud too brightToo Loud Too Bright Too Fast Too Tight by Sharon Heller.  

(XOT Helle 2002)

This prescriptive book by a developmental psychologist and sufferer of Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD) sheds light on a little known but common affliction in which sufferers react to harmless stimuli as irritating, distracting or dangerous. Pp. 400.

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Dangerous Encounters–Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism

dangerous encountersDangerous Encounters–Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism by Bill Davis and Wendy Schunick.   

(XOT Davis 2002)

Most emergency workers, retailers and retail security know very little about autism. This book explains what to look for and how to successfully handle encounters with people who have autism. It takes emergency responders, retailers and parents through everyday situations, stressing safety and awareness. The authors explain the steps everyone can take to avoid difficult and dangerous situations with people with autism, and more general guidelines. Pp. 224.

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Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Recreation

supporting individuals with autismSupporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Recreation by Phyllis Coyne.

(XOT Coyne 2003)

This book was developed to assist recreation service providers, as well as families, to understand strategies for supporting individuals with ASD in community and school recreation programs. Pp. 320.  

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Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

autism, advocates and law enforcementAutism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dennis Debbaudt.

(XOT Debba 2002)

The author explains how typical manifestations of autism spectrum disorders, such as running away, unsteadiness, impulsive behavior or failure to respond, may be misunderstood by law enforcement professionals, with serious consequences. For individuals with ASDs, he offers advice on how to behave in encounters with police and other law enforcement professionals. Pp. 142.

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Sensory Integration

sensory integration theory and practiceSensory Integration by Anita C. Bundy, Shelly J. Lane, and Elizabeth A. Murray.

(XOT Bundy 2002)

Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Textbook, for occupational therapy students, presents an updated analysis on hypothesized neurological bases of sensory integrative dysfunction. Includes data on the auditory and visual systems as they relate to the disorder, strategies for use in schools, and summaries of recent research. Previous edition, c1991, by Anne G. Fisher. Pp. 496.

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The Out-of-Sync Child Child Has Fun

out of sync child has funThe Out-of-Sync Child Child Has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz.

(XOT Krano 2003)

This book describes in great detail the many activities that children can do to assist them in becoming more organized and less distracted by sensory issues. This book contains nearly 300 pages of activities, exercises, games and projects for children with various sensory integration needs. Touch, hearing, balance and movement, vision, body position and even the sense of smell are all addressed. Pp. 324.

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The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition

the out of sync childThe Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition by Carol Stock Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller.

(XOT Krano 1998)

A guide to Sensory Integration Disorder describes the common condition, which can manifest itself in children in excessively high or low activity levels, problems with motor skills, oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sensations and movements, and other symptoms. Pp. 384.

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Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition

beyond the wallBeyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition by Stephen M. Shore and Temple Grandin.

(XOT Shore 2003)

This book, written by a person with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome, offers so much more than the traditional autobiography. Drawing on personal and professional experience, the author, combines three voices to create a touching and, at the same time, highly informative book for professionals as well as individuals who have Asperger Syndrome. Pp. 242.

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Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey

riding the bus with my sisterRiding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey by Rachel Simon.

(XOT Simon 2002)

This perceptive, uplifting chronicle shows how much Simon, a creative writing professor at Bryn Mawr College, had to learn from her mentally retarded sister, Beth, about life, love and happiness. Beth lives independently and is in a long-term romantic relationship, but perhaps the most surprising thing about her, certainly to her (mostly) supportive family, is how she spends her days riding buses. Pp. 304.

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Starting Sensory Integration Therapy: Fun Activities That Won’t Destroy Your Home or Classroom

starting sensory therapyStarting Sensory Integration Therapy: Fun Activities That Won’t Destroy Your Home or Classroom by Bonnie Arnwine.

(XOT Arnwi 2005)

Here is a recipe book for sensory diets. It’s packed with fun, inexpensive sensory activities that can be set up and cleaned up quickly in your home or classroom. Individual chapters address tactile, gross motor, visual, hearing, smell, oral motor, and fine motor skills. Pp. 132.

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The ADD & ADHD Answer Book

add&adhd answer bookThe ADD & ADHD Answer Book by Susan Ashley.

(XOT Ashle 2005)

The ADD & ADHD Answer Book is a reassuring, authoritative reference for you and your family, providing sound advice and immediate answers to your most pressing questions. The book also includes questionnaires and checklists to help you get the most out of your child’s evaluation. Pp. 288.

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The ADHD Autism Connection

the adhd-autism connectionThe ADHD Autism Connection by Diane Kennedy.

(XAB Kenne 2002)

This book offers a step toward more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Gives help for frustrated ADHD patients and their families. Pp. 201.

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