How Would the Story End

howwouldthestoryendHow Would the Story End by Jean Gilliam DeGaetano.

(XCM DeGae 2000)

This book is full of activities which encourages each student to listen carefully to the details and sequence of events in each story and then orally express an appropriate ending to the story.  This is appropriate for students who need to develop logic in what will probably happen next, based on what has already happened, as well as for students who need practice in talking about sequential events.  Pp. 60.

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Teach Me Language: A Language Manual for children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and related developmental disorders

teachmelanguageTeach Me Language: A Language Manual for children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and related developmental disorders by Sabrina, Ph.D. Freeman, Lorelei Dake, and Sabrina K. Freeman.

(XCM Freem 1997)

This step by step “How to” manual has instructions, explanations, examples, games and cards that attack language weaknesses common to children with pervasive developmental disorders aged kindergarten through teen years. Visual learners tend to benefit the most from this book which includes concepts such as social language, general knowledge, grammar and syntax, functional knowledge, written expression, and language-based academic concepts.  This book should be introduced once the child has learned one and two word sentences, has some basic vocabulary, and can answer simple questions from a picture book.  Pp. 410.

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PECs

pecsPECs by Lori Frost and Andrew Bondy.

(XCM Frost 2004)

This DVD provides an overview of the potential benefits of using PECS. It portrays examples of each training phase within PECS in the school, home, and the community settings with a variety of communicative partners.  26 minutes.

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Visual Strategies for Improving Communication: Practical Supports for School & Home

visualstrategiesforimprovingcommunicationVisual Strategies for Improving Communication: Practical Supports for School & Home by Linda A. Hodgdon.

(XCM Hodgd 1995)

A comprehensive book used to explain the use of visual strategies in order to improve communication for students with autism spectrum disorders and other students who experience moderate to severe communication impairments.  It is full of easy to use techniques and strategies that will help these students participate more effectively in social interactions and life routines. Pp. 232.

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What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors

whatdidyousay What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors by Jude Welton, Jane Telford, and Elizabeth Newson.

(XBC Welto 2004)

This visual workbook looks at a hundred of the most common figures of speech and is designed as a springboard for family and classroom discussions. Each figure of speech is accompanied by an illustration showing its literal meaning, which will help AS children recognize and learn to enjoy metaphors and figurative language. Pp. 128.

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

makingvisualsupportsMaking 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Signing For Life

signSigning For Life by Barbara T. Doyle.

(XCM Doyle 2008)

A DVD for people who want to learn to use sign language with people who have Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special needs. 40 minutes.

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Solving Behavior Problems in Autism: Improving Communication with Visual Strategies

solving behavioral problems in autismSolving Behavior Problems in Autism: Improving Communication with Visual Strategies by Linda Hodgdon.

(XBM Hodgd 1999)

This book provides a practical approach to recognizing the complexity of behavior management for students with autism spectrum disorders and other students with communication and behavior challenges. Continuing the approach of supporting communication with visual strategies, this book is packed with problem solving techniques. Pp. 254.

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A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism

A Treasure ChestA Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism  by Beth Fouse and Maria Wheeler.

(XBM Fouse 2005)

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of behavior strategies for the child on the autism spectrum and presents over 120 case examples that illustrate the application of those strategies.  Subjects include everything from increasing desired behaviors and communication to crisis and stress management.  Pp. 448.

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