SOCIAL SKILLS SOLUTIONS

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Social Skills Solutions

Author : Kelly McKinnon
ISBN : 0966526694
Genre : Education
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This hands-on manual provides instruction on how to build a social skills program and presents effective methods for teaching specific goals. Based on the author's years of experience teaching social skills, this book addresses issues and skills that are often overlooked in other manuals. There is a comprehensive checklist to be used as an assessment of skills and as a method of creating goals for individual students. There are concrete strategies broken down into simple steps for using visuals, video modeling, peer play and natural occurring situations to facilitate social skills learning. Reproducible worksheets to reinforce these skills are also included for easy implementation.
Category: Education

Practical Solutions For Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism To Be Ready To Learn

Author : Judy Endow
ISBN : 1934575755
Genre : Education
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As students become better regulated and more able to communicate effectively, extreme behaviors decrease, sometimes subsiding altogether. While a functional behavior analysis (FBA) is usually the starting place for students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism (HFA) who are engaging in behaviors that do not serve them well, if used as the starting place for students with classic autism, an FBA has variable results, most often leaving us with the feeling that we are not making significant progress.Getting to Go! is unique in distinguishing this difference and recognizing the importance of first offering stabilization strategies that afford students a better regulated body, which often enables students with classic autism to increase their time in school, most of them working up to full-day participation.This simple-to-use book focuses on two major areas of stabilization found critical for students on the autism spectrum, sensory regulation and visual supports. With proper use of these strategies, the student with classic autism can get to GO! - that is, feeling regulated and supported. Once on GO!, the strategies that are helpful for students with AS/HF can be employed to maintain optimal game play throughout the day.
Category: Education

An Aba Primer With Application To Teaching Children With Autism

Author : Reg M. Reynolds Ph.D. C. Psych.
ISBN : 9781796012347
Genre : Psychology
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Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the application of the past hundred years of research into how learning works. It has universal application; it can be applied to any situation in which learning is involved. Recently, ABA has gained prominence in the teaching of children with autism—it is currently estimated to affect 1 in every 42 boys and 1 in every 189 girls—since, while there are many different approaches to treating autism, if learning occurs as a result of any of these different approaches, it will occur in keeping with “the laws of learning” on which ABA is based (you may productively think of it as remedial education for the social communications deficits that define autism). In addition, of the myriad of approaches to the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis (ABA) has the most research support and some of the best-trained therapists.
Category: Psychology

A Practical Guide To Autism

Author : Fred R. Volkmar
ISBN : 9780470394731
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Autism is in the public spotlight now more than ever as new research and information appears almost daily. Although in many ways this is a positive development it also presents challenges to families and practitioners who want to keep up with the latest developments and are left to sift through new information by themselves to see what is credible and relevant for them.Each of us needs a personal research assistant who can determine which information we need to pay attention to and let us know how it might affect our daily work and the children we are living with or serve. Since we each don’t have our own research assistants on staff, I am delighted to recommend this wonderful book by Fred Volkmar and Lisa Wiesner. Both of these talented professional leaders have combined their scientific skills and understanding of the field with great practical experience and ideas about how research can be translated into clinical practice. The result is a book that provides the best and most comprehensive information about recent scientific developments and a splendid practical guide for how they are being implemented and what we are learning in the process. The issues are presented in all of their complexity but translated into language that is clear, direct, and easy to follow. The format also lends itself to understanding the complex issues and their implications through excellent charts, question and answer sections, and chapters that vary from describing diagnostic issues to stating very specifically how to expand and evaluate the services one is receiving. The comprehensive references and lists of additional resources also add greatly to the overall package. As a professional dedicated to understanding scientific advances and helping families and teachers to utilize them most effectively, I am very pleased to have an ally like this book available. I am very grateful to the authors for providing a very credible, practical, and relevant addition to our field to help the many advocates and family practitioners to better understand the exciting new developments and how they can be implemented in our day to day work. Those taking the time to read through this superb volume will find it time well spent that pays back dividends in many different ways. —FOREWORD by Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D., Professor and Director of TEACCH, Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Category: Family & Relationships

Social Skills And The Speech Impaired

Author : Lena Rustin
ISBN : UOM:39015048938982
Genre : Medical
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This book covers the specific problems faced by the speech impaired in dealing with social aspects of communication, and the information and exercises in the book will provide the basis from which therapists can develop their own creative solutions for teaching social skills to the speech impaired. The major part of the book deals with the concept of social skills training, the role of the therapist, assessment planning and follow-up; the remainder consists of exercises to be carried out by the therapist for patients with specific deficiencies. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of recent developments in the field.
Category: Medical

Feminist Therapy Theory And Practice

Author : Mary Ballou, PhD, ABPP
ISBN : 0826119581
Genre : Social Science
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"In this latest volume to emerge from the work of the Feminist Therapy Institute, Ballou, Hill, West, and their contributors have done a powerful job of explicating current themes in feminist therapy practice, with a lovely balance of theory and application. The careful attention to the economic and social demands of the current political climate and their impact on feminist practice is particularly valuable for advancing feminist analysis of the role of psychotherapy in social transformation." --Laura S. Brown, Ph.D. ABPP, Director, Fremont Community Therapy Project Seattle, WA "In the twenty-plus years since the original Handbook of Feminist Therapy was published, members of the Feminist Therapy Institute and other forward-thinking professionals have continued to push and prod-both themselves and mainstream therapists-to examine the underpinnings of the psychotherapy endeavor. In this volume, the editors and contributors present an organized overview of the most up-to-date thinking about feminist therapy and draw attention to the alliance between feminist therapy and multicultural counseling, critical theory, and liberation psychology. Whereas most mainstream therapy models have progressed beyond a view of the therapist as an objective agent, they generally do not provide a model for understanding the therapist's and, for that matter, the client's beliefs, experiences, and world view. The contextual ecological feminist model explicated here articulates a means of examining the contextual and ecological elements of person's worlds. "The authors of this volume have nicely illustrated feminist therapy's key tenets-to illuminate the multiple spheres of influence in clients' lives, to empower clients as well as ameliorate their distress, to appreciate the linkages among sociostructural, cultural and relational influences, and to work for social justice-in well-drawn theoretical explanations and carefully detailed case examples that bring us to the cutting edge of contemporary feminist therapy." --Maryka Biaggio, PhD Psychologist, Consultant, and Writer, Portland, Oregon
Category: Social Science

Behavior Solutions

Author : John E. Hannigan
ISBN : 1947604724
Genre : Behavior modification
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"In Behavior Solutions: Teaching Academic and Social Skills Through RTI at Work, authors John Hannigan, Jessica Djabravan Hannigan, Mike Mattos, and Austin Buffum address the role that student behaviors and emotional states play in schools and describe how students are generally lacking the support they need to pursue positive behaviors. This systemic behavior gap can be bridged, the authors state, by utilizing the PLC framework and RTI process to create a system of behavioral supports in multiple tiers (prevention, intervention, and remediation). However, success in this effort requires schoolwide structures that are collaborative, research-based, and practical. As such, this book provides the guidance necessary to integrate and apply essential behavior standards, processes, tools, and resources that allow the reader's school to function as a PLC that provides behavioral support at all 3 tiers through a thorough implementation of the RTI process. Readers will be able to utilize this book to develop a strong, collaborative PLC structure in their school that successfully addresses the behavioral needs of all of their students"--
Category: Behavior modification

Skillstreaming The Elementary School Child

Author : Ellen McGinnis
ISBN : 087822372X
Genre : Education
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This newly revised book is divided into five skill groups: classroom survival skills, friendship-making skills, dealing with feelings, alternatives to aggression, and dealing with stress. Within these skill groups the authors provide strategies for teaching 60 specific prosocial skills, such as asking for help, saying thank you, accepting consequences, using self-control, making a complaint, and dealing with group pressure. Appendices contain program evaluation forms and a 42-page annotated bibliography of Skillstreaming research.
Category: Education