Autism and Appropriate TouchAutism and Appropriate Touch

This is a practical educational resource to help teach the social rules of touch and personal space to children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder with the aim of keeping them safe and helping them to understand what are appropriate ...

Author: Abigail Werner James

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784500610


Page: 128

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This is a practical educational resource to help teach the social rules of touch and personal space to children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder with the aim of keeping them safe and helping them to understand what are appropriate interactions in family, educational and community situations. The lessons in the book look at different groups of people that the child is likely to encounter such as close family members, teachers, peers, strangers and medical professionals. Through photocopiable worksheets and activities children are taught about different types of touch and in what settings, where on the body, and for how long touch is appropriate with each group. The book also includes discussion on how best to teach the child to recognise if someone touches them inappropriately and what is appropriate when it comes to self-touch.

Girls Growing Up on the Autism SpectrumGirls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

(Mother of a 15-year-old girl with autism) Girls with ASDs often have difficulties with personal space and engaging in appropriate touch or affection based on how well they know someone (e.g. stranger versus grandparent).

Author: Shana Nichols

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846428858


Page: 352

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'This book is not only reassuring; it is inspiring, and bursting with ideas and achievable strategies. The authors write with authority and conviction, and tackle even the most difficult and delicate of topics. If ever you needed to be convinced that girls with ASD can overcome the difficulties and challenges of puberty and adolescence, have successful friendships and relationships and enjoy a healthy sexuality, then take the time to read this book - it is a must-have for families, teachers and therapists alike.' -Sarah Attwood, author of Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and 'fitting in'. Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics. Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a unique and indispensible guide for families and their daughters with ASDs, as well as the teachers and professionals who work with them.

An Exceptional Children s Guide to TouchAn Exceptional Children s Guide to Touch

The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, helping children with special needs stay safe.

Author: Hunter Manasco

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849058711


Page: 64

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The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, helping children with special needs stay safe. Each story covers a different type of touch and will help children understand how boundaries change depending on the context.

The Autism Resource ManualThe Autism Resource Manual

Give autistic pupils who repeatedly disregard the unwritten rules of appropriate touch, clear touch rules to fit the situations that cause the most issues. For example, touching others is only allowed on the arms between shoulder and ...

Author: Debbie Riall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000470895


Page: 352

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This highly practical resource book is full of realistic and achievable strategies to help teachers to support neurodiverse students in a range of situations that, whilst often seemingly insignificant, can quickly become substantial and disruptive challenges in the mainstream classroom. Written with the busy teacher in mind, chapters are easy to dip in and out of, with jargon-free language and simple explanations which are easy to understand and put into practice. Clear chapters explore a variety of situations and topics to help children engage in their learning and make the classroom a safe and inviting place to be for autistic students. Key features include: Practical and achievable strategies to support autistic students in the mainstream classroom Real-life scenarios to help you find concrete solutions to issues as they arise Memorable mantras and quick quotes to help embed strategies in everyday practice for both students and teachers Photocopiable and downloadable resource sheets Written by an advisory teacher for autism with a wealth of experience, this book will be an invaluable tool for both primary and secondary teachers in mainstream settings, as well as other education professionals.

Play based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum DisordersPlay based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A practitioner must receive specialized training in touch prior to implementing touch-based therapeutic interventions. 8. The practitioner must set appropriate physical boundaries in regards to touch. For example, Brody (1987) tells a ...

Author: Loretta Gallo-Lopez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415890755


Page: 369

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"Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum explores the most recognized, researched, and practical methods for using play therapy with the increasing number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), and shows clincians how to integrate these methods into their practices. Using a diverse array of play-based approaches, the book brings together the voices of researchers and practicing clinicians who are successfully utilizing play and play-based interventions with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. It also examines the neurobiological underpinnings of play in children on the autism spectrum and the overall effect of play on neuro-typical and neuro-atypical development. Finally, through careful integration of theory with real-world clinical case application, each chapter also shows clinicians how to incorporate a particular treatment approach and make it a viable and effective part of their work with this challenging clinical population"--Provided by publisher.

Touching the Future Technology for Autism Touching the Future Technology for Autism

authors showed significant improvements in spontaneous and appropriate language, but not in social behaviors. Comprehensive, professional-based autism-specific interactive support systems. Similarly to the two categories above, ...

Author: J. Mintz

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614991656


Page: 152

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International interest in the use of assistive and ambient information and communication technologies to support people with a range of cognitive impairments is growing rapidly. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), which affect social skills, communicative abilities and behavior, are of particular interest. The number of diagnosed cases has continued to grow in recent decades, and the impairments associated with ASDs mean individuals affected are at risk of social isolation and marginalization. Although helping people with autism to overcome their difficulties has always required the joint expertise of various fields, the widely shared view is that innovative ICT may hold the key to more efficient support and intervention in the near future. This book summarizes the results and conclusions of HANDS, an international research and development project supported by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The aim of the HANDS project was to develop and test a smartphone-based cognitive support system for intellectually able young people with ASDs, with a focus on use in secondary school environments. The results presented here include the HANDS system: a partly mobile, partly web-based cognitive support system based on principles of Persuasive Design; a unique multi-mode research methodology, applying both various quantitative and qualitative techniques to test the applicability and efficiency of the system; an exploration of relevant conceptual issues from the point of view of Persuasive Design and its philosophical foundations; a mapping of key ethical issues related to developing and applying mobile ICT for individuals with autism and other cognitive impairments. The experiences of teachers who implemented the system in school environments are also summarized. These results can be seen as snapshots of an evolutionary process, but the conclusions drawn here are significant for future developments with mobile assistive technology for people with ASD, as well as for other conditions. The book will be of interest to professionals working with young people with ASD, human-computer interaction professionals, as well as others working in the broader field of mobile assistive technology.

Sexuality and Severe AutismSexuality and Severe Autism

Touch is often an area which autistic people find confusing, even unpredictable and therefore frightening, ... It is part of sexuality teaching that should be explored, using notions of 'private body zones' and 'good touch, bad touch'.

Author: Kate E. Reynolds

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006660


Page: 208

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Sexual health and sexuality can be difficult subjects for parents and caregivers to broach with autistic children, made more challenging when children are at the severe end of the autism spectrum. Some parents may even question the validity of teaching sexuality to those who are severely autistic. This practical handbook guides you through the process of teaching about sex and sexuality, answering all of the most crucial questions, including: Why is it necessary to teach this subject to my severely autistic child? When is the right time to start talking about these issues? How detailed and explicit should I be? What methods are most appropriate? It addresses male and female issues separately and covers public and private sexual behaviours, sexual abuse, cross-gender teaching and liaising with school, in addition to the more obvious areas such as physical changes and menstruation. This will be the ideal guide to teaching about sexual issues for any parent, caregiver or health educator caring for a person on the severe end of the autism spectrum.

The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autismThe Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

I don't want anyone to misinterpret that as meaning that touch is not good. On the contrary, I promote “safe hands” and warm touch to help the child to feel safe, accepted, connected, and engaged. Touch is a basic human need; however, ...

Author: Bill Nason

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857009425


Page: 384

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The Autism Discussion Page blue book focuses on the core challenges associated with autism (cognitive, sensory, social, and emotional) and provides concise, accessible information and simple tools for supporting children with these vulnerabilities. Based on posts on the popular online community page and organised by subject for ease of reference, this book offers an excellent understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world and effective strategies for coping with the challenges.

Trends in Autism ResearchTrends in Autism Research

Massage and Autism Anecdotally , children within the autism spectrum are sensitive to touch and typically dislike being ... Anecdotally , giving massage is considered to make the mothers feel good and facilitate the bonding process ...

Author: O. T. Ryaskin

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 159454042X


Page: 254

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This new book brings together the latest research in the battle against autism. According to numerous news reports, the increase in special needs children has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as 2 to 6 in 1,000 individuals. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Autism is a spectrum disorder. The symptoms and characteristics of autism can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations, from mild to severe. Although autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors, children and adults can exhibit any combination of the behaviors in any degree of severity. People with autism process and respond to information in unique ways. In some cases, aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior may be present.

Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism SpectrumEncouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Children on the autism spectrum often have difficulty using correct pronouns. Since your child hears others addressing her with the ... Continue this game using possessions, for example: “Touch your book,” “Touch my pencil,” etc. 38 4.

Author: Shira Richman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846420857


Page: 224

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Written in an accessible question-and-answer format for easy navigation, this book provides detailed, practical answers to the real questions asked by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). One hundred questions, organized by topic, cover common everyday problems, from advice on what to do if your autistic child routinely runs away when in the supermarket to tips on how to stop him from spitting. Shira Richman outlines succinct behavioural plans to help parents and professionals encourage appropriate behavior and help their child make progress with learning positive behavioral patterns. She also offers advice on how to recognise maladaptive behaviors and explains the reasoning behind taking a proactive approach with children on the autism spectrum. This book can be read cover to cover or used as a handy quick reference. It will be invaluable to parents of children with ASDs and the professionals working with them.