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|Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children With High-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Rebecca A. Moyes
Amazon.com Price: $22.01
This book provides possible explanations for some of the behaviors children with autism may exhibit, so parents and teachers can create environmental supports for different kinds of behavior problems and a wealth of practical help to address these behaviors.
(This title is currently out of print, but many copies are available from other sellers.)
|Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success
Brenda Smith Myles, Diane Adreon
Amazon.com Price: $ 15.79
“A stunningly accurate portrayal of the challenges adolescents with Asperger Syndrome face in school. Of at least equal importance, this “must-have” resource is jam packed with sensible and easy-to-implement solutions for teachers, aides, parents, and others who will ultimately give these emerging adults the tools they need to navigate through the turbulent middle and high school years…and beyond.” Stephen M. Shore Author of Beyond the Wall
|Asperger Syndrome And Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions For Tantrums, Rage And Meltdowns
Brenda Smith Myles, Jack Southwick
Amazon.com Price: $ 14.93
Highly recommended. Co-authored by an associate professor of Special Education and a social worker; both with extensive experience in research, practice and education of the High Functioning population, this book offers understanding of the escalation of behavioral outbursts and tantrums and practical solutions and strategies.
Note: This is a 2005 edition.
Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World
Brenda Smith Myles, Katherine Tapscott Cook, Nancy E. Miller, Louann Rinner, Lisa A. Robbins
“This is the first book on the sensory issues
|Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism? (Current Issues in Autism)
Edited by: Eric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov & Linda J. Kunce
Amazon.com Price: $ 74.31
A general overview presenting diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment by many leaders in the field of autism including Lorna Wing, Christopher Gillberg and Carol Gray. It contains useful essays including pieces written by people on the spectrum of autism.
|Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Teachers (David Fulton Books) (2nd Edition)
Val Cumine, Julia Dunlop, Gill Stevenson
Amazon.com Price: $ 37.95
The authors use diagrams as well as text to bring together theory, case studies and examples of successful interventions. It refers to an “Asperger Lens” illustrating a child’s behavior as it appears to others, then reviews this behavior through the “Asperger Lens”. (This review refers to an earlier, out of print edition of this book.-AHA editor)
Asperger Syndrome and Your Child: A Parent’s Guide (Paperback)
Michael Powers, Psy.D.
Amazon.com Price: $11.21
A clearly written book by an assistant professor at the Yale Child Study Center and director of the Center for Children with Special Needs in Connecticut. This is a much-needed resource for parents and professionals looking to understand more about Autism Spectrum Disorders from a popular speaker who works closely with our friends in the Connecticut parent group.
Asperger’s: What Does It Mean to Me? (Paperback)
Catherine Faherty, Dr Gary Mesibov
Amazon.com Price: $ 25.17
“Singularly the most thorough, sensitive resource to help children with autism spectrum disorders understand their strengths, personalities, and unique challenges.
|Autism, Advocates, And Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Paperback)
Amazon.com Price: $ 19.95
From the publisher’s website: “Individuals with developmental disorders are seven times more likely than other people to come into contact with police and their responses to encounters with the law may not always be socially appropriate. How can the needs and responses of people with autism spectrum disorders be reconciled with the duties of the police to serve and protect the community? In this book, private investigator and autism advocate Dennis Debbaudt provides essential information for both groups. For individuals with ASDs, he offers advice on how to behave in encounters with police and other law enforcement professionals.”
|Autism – Asperger’s and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback)
Jerry Newport, Mary Newport
Amazon.com Price: $12.57
Jerry and Mary do a great job of tackling topics that many of us duck. I truly appreciate their emphasis upon the relationship as the cornerstone of intimacy and sexuality. – T. Bolick, parent and psychologist.
|Autism Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle–A New Developmental Program that Opens the Door to Lifelong Social and Emotional Growth (Paperback)
Amazon.com Price: $ 23.07
Steve Gutstein, psychologist and autism specialist, sought to discover why children with autism lack the social skills that come so easily to others. The result of his efforts is an innovative program – Relationship Development Intervention – that takes social skills teaching to the next level.
|The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes (Clinics in Developmental Medicine)
Christopher Gillberg, Mary Coleman
Amazon.com Price: $ 83.43
In this major reference work the authors give a complete account of what is currently known about autism, which will be an invaluable source book to all clinicians who interact with autistic patients. The book describes and reviews the clinical considerations and also reviews the general literature, including genetic studies and brain imaging. It reviews other disease states that possess a subgroup showing autistic syndromes and gives an account of treatments of autism currently under investigation.
|Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense-Making Progress
Amazon.com Price: $14.93
This book is written in plain English and offers practical strategies for preventing or managing the sorts of challenging behaviour most likely to be encountered as a parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder. With detailed case studies and key tips that allow it to be used as a quick reference, it also offers a step by step framework that enables readers to devise their own solutions.
|Children with autism: A parent’s guide
Amazon.com Price: $ 12.89
A parent comment: “When I received a diagnosis of autism for my daughter, it was very heart breaking. I didn’t know what to do or where to look for answers. I felt very alone. When I found this book, it answered every question I had, plus some I thought of later. It deals with the anger you feel, to finding people to talk to, to updating your will.”
|Comic Strip Conversations
Amazon.com Price: $ 9.95
Comic Strip Conversations are based on the belief that visualization and visual supports, which are useful in structuring the learning of students with autism, may also improve their understanding and comprehension of conversation. In addition, the use of a basic set of symbols is used in Comic Strip Conversations to illustrate social skills which are abstract and difficult for students with autism to understand.