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ERIC Number: ED495390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 301
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5938-5459-1ISBN-1-59385-459-5
Growing Up with Autism. Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents
Gabriels, Robin L., Ed.; Hill, Dina E., Ed.
Guilford Publications
Individuals with autism and their caregivers face unique challenges in later childhood and adolescence, yet this period is often neglected in the professional literature. This much-needed volume translates current research on the needs of this population into practical recommendations for clinicians and educators. Featuring vivid case examples and an in-depth, reproducible assessment form, the book comprehensively addresses the many contexts of children's lives. Accessible guidance and hands-on suggestions are provided for: (1) Supporting positive behavior, communication, and social skills; (2) Managing issues related to mental and physical health and sexuality; (3) Helping families access services and navigate the legal system; and (4) Optimizing the educational and transition planning process. This book is divided into three parts. Part I: The Individual with Autism, introduces the first six chapters: (1) Understanding Behavioral and Emotional Issues in Autism (Robin L. Gabriels); (2) Medical Health Assessment and Treatment Issues in Autism (Edward Goldson and Margaret Bauman); (3) Sexuality and Autism: Individual, Family, and Community Perspectives and Interventions (Robin L. Gabriels and Mary E. Van Bourgondien); (4) Communication and Language Issues in Less Able School-Age Children with Autism (Diane Twachtman-Cullen and Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly); (5) Sensory Processing Disorders in Children with Autism: Nature, Assessment, and Intervention (Eynat Gal, Sharon Cermak, and Ayelet Ben-Sasson); and (6) Assistive Technology as an Aid in Reducing Social Impairments in Autism (Ofer Golan, Paul G. LaCava, and Simon Baron-Cohen). Part II: Family and Caregivers of the Individual with Autism, continues with the following three chapters: (7) Advocating for Services: Legal Issues Confronting Parents and Guardians (Wayne Steedman); (8) Family Resources during the School-Age Years (April W. Block and Stephen R. Block), and (9) Family Vacations and Leisure Time: Considerations and Accommodations (Sharon Lerner-Baron). Part III: Community Aspects of Intervention, contains the final four chapters: (10) Building a Foundation for Successful School Transitions and Educational Placement (Ramona Noland, Nancy Cason, and Alan Lincoln); (11) Translating Early Intervention into Positive Outcomes (Laurie Sperry and Gary Mesibov); (12) School Consultation and Interventions for Middle School and High School Students with Autism (Brian R. Lopez, Dina E. Hill, Sandy Shaw, and Robin L. Gabriels); and (13) Criminal Justice Issues and Autistic Disorder (Alicia V. Hall, Michele Godwin, Harry H. Wright, and Ruth K. Abramson).
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff; Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Sciences Center, Denver.; Colorado Univ., Denver.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A