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All My Stripes

A Story for children with autism

Shaina Rudolph, Danielle Royer, illus Jennifer Zivoin

Zane rushes home to tell his mother about problems he faced during his school day, and she reminds him that while others may only see his "autism stripe," he has stripes for honesty, caring, and much more.

25x20cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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Autism Breakthrough

The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World

Raun Kaufman

"As a boy, Raun Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below 30, and destined to spend his life in an institution. Thanks to Son-Rise, an incredible program his parents created, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism. In Autism Breakthrough, Kaufman presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him, and so many other families with special children. Kaufman explains that autism is frequently misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when in fact it is a social relational disorder. He explains what it feels like to be autistic, and shows how and why the Son-Rise program, which focuses on the parent-child connection, works. And he offers clear, practical strategies for working with children that readers can apply immediately--in some cases, parents see a change in their children in as little as one day. Autism Breakthrough makes available for the first time in book form the principles and practical applications of the Son-Rise program, presented by someone who not only teaches the program, but has experienced the joy of it in his own life"

If you're a parent of a child with Autism, this book truly is a must-read. With case studies, step-by-step instructions and an accompanying website, it's an invaluable resource that may prompt you to rethink what - and how - your child can best learn and progress to meet their full potential. No matter how old your child is, Autism Breakthrough can help you to connect with them in ways you may have never thought possible. "Wendy Fournier, President, National Autism Association (NAA)"

If you are the parent of an child on the autism spectrum, "Autism Breakthrough"by Raun K. Kaufman was written just for you. It describes a fantastic treatment method The Son-Rise Program for families dealing with the challenges of autism.In my practice of psychiatry in a teaching hospital over several decades, I have never been introduced to a set of clinical principles as powerful, elegant and effective.The outcomes are truly stunning: children make concrete and sweeping progress, often far outstripping their original prognosis, and parents overcome feelings of devastation and learn to accept, enjoy, and meaningfully help their children.With humor and caring, Kaufman answers the question "What do I need to do to create a wonderful relationship with my child?""Autism Breakthrough"not only provides the reader with clear techniques and documents amazing clinical outcomes, it is a testament to the impact of hope, love and acceptance in our lives!I personally see applications of the principles in "all "clinical endeavors. "Ted McCarthy, M.D., Former Chief of Psychiatry, Mercy Hospital"

21x14cm  368 pages  $35.00  
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Behavioural Intervention for Young Children with Autism

A Manual for Parents and Professionals

Catherine Maurice, ed. and others

A growing body of research shows that many young children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders can derive significant, lasting, and sometimes dramatic benefits from early intervention based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. This manual, inspired by that research, provides a wealth of practical information for parents, professionals, and others concerned with helping such children. Authors include parents whose children have been the beneficiaries of a science based approach to autism treatment, as well as many noted researchers and experienced clinicians. The manual gives the reader concrete information on how to evaluate treatment options and differentiate scientifically validated interventions from fads and miracle cures; assess children s skills, needs, and progress objectively and systematically; teach children a wide variety of important skills, ranging from basics such as listening and looking, to complex language and social skills; and determine who is competent to deliver and supervise behavioural intervention.

28x21cm  400 pages  $107.00  
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Demystifying the Autistic Experience

A Humanistic introduction for parents, caregivers and educators

William Stillman

Parents, caregivers and educators are often at a loss about how best to support an individual with autism because they are overwhelmed by 'behaviours', inundated with prognoses and clinical jargon, or confused by technical information. This book introduces autism from a non-clinical, humanist perspective, emphasizing that we are all more alike than different. The author deconstructs the fundamental concepts of the autistic experience using language, examples and anecdotes that are concrete and understandable for all. Reinforced for the reader is the importance of listening carefully to what people are telling us about valuing differences, personal passions, communication, and holistic wellness.

22x14cm  176 pages  $33.95  
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Does Your Baby Have Autism?

Detecting the Earliest Signs of Autism

Osnat Teitelbaum, Philip Teitelbaum

For many years, the diagnosis of autism has centered on a child s social interaction - from poor eye contact to lack of language skills. Although the autism community agrees that early intervention is key to effective treatment, the telltale signs of this disorder usually don't reveal themselves until the age of two or three. But what if it were possible to detect the potential for autism within the first year of life? Osnat and Philip Teitelbaum have worked for nearly two decades to establish ways of detecting signs of potential autism or Asperger s syndrome by examining early motor development. This book first provides general information about the history of autism and The Ladder of Motor Development. Each of four chapters then examines one motor milestone righting, sitting, crawling, or walking contrasting typical and atypical development so that it s easy to recognize unusual patterns of movement

23x19cm  152 pages  $27.00  
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First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

Frameworks for Communication

Paul Christie, Elizabeth Newton, Wendy Prevezer, Susie Chandler

This book is perfect for parents looking to understand their child and, in turn, help improve their child's development and communication.

24x17cm  199 pages  $29.95  
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Let Me Hear Your Voice

A Family's triumph over autism

Catherine Maurice

She was a beautiful doelike child, with an intense, graceful fragility. In her first year, she picked up words, smiled and laughed, and learned to walk. But then Anne-Marie began to turn inward. And when her little girl lost some of the words she had acquired, cried inconsolably, and showed no interest in anyone around her, Catherine Maurice took her to doctors who gave her a devastating diagnosis: autism. In their desperate struggle to save their daughter, the Maurices plunged into a medical nightmare of false hopes, "miracle cures, " and infuriating suggestions that Anne-Marie's autism was somehow their fault. Finally, Anne-Marie was saved by an intensive behavioural therapy.
This is a mother's illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative.

21x14cm  371 pages  $25.00  
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Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum

A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers

Julia Moor

1. Why is playing so important? 2. Early playing skills: Gaining attention and sharing space. 3. Structured play. 4. Toys, toys, toys. 5. Table-top games and puzzles. 6. Music. 7. Turn-taking in play. 8. Physical games and activities. 9. Outdoor play. 10. Water play. 11. Television potential. 12. Being creative - art and craft. 13. Creating imaginative play sequences. 14. Introducing books and reading. 15. Problems, frustrations, tantrums - making play enjoyable.

16x24cm  288 pages  $35.95  
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Pre-Schoolers with Autism - Manual for Clinicians

An Education and Skills Training Programme for Parents

Avril V Bereton & Bruce J Tonge

This ground-breaking training programme has been developed in response to a real need for evidence-based early interventions for very young autistic children.
Authoritative and extensively tried and tested, it will help both parents and carers to understand the disorder and how it affects child development. Ultimately, the programme is designed to reduce the severity of emotional/behavioural difficulties by managing a child's particular problems and encouraging effective collaboration between professionals and parents.
The programme is delivered through two accessible manuals - one for parents and one for clinicians - which provide all the information and materials you need.
The Manual for Clinicians explains the purpose and content of each session and includes notes for discussion and teaching, a checklist of 'things to do', and photocopiable task sheets for distribution and discussion.

144 pages  $81.00  
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Pre-Schoolers with Autism - Manual for Parents

An Education and Skills Training Program for Parents

Avril V Brereton & Bruce J Tonge

This ground-breaking training programme has been developed in response to a real need for evidence-based early interventions for very young autistic children.
Authoritative and extensively tried and tested, it will help both parents and carers to understand the disorder and how it affects child development. Ultimately, the programme is designed to reduce the severity of emotional/behavioural difficulties by managing a child's particular problems and encouraging effective collaboration between professionals and parents.
The programme is delivered through two accessible manuals - one for parents and one for clinicians - which provide all the information and materials you need.
The Manual for Parents features tasks, exercises and discussion points for group sessions, and complements these training materials with engaging personal accounts, an introduction to the history of autism, information about approaches to treatment, and a list of useful websites and further reading.

21x30cm  112 pages  $27.95  
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Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences

Lisa Kurtz

This practical sourcebook is packed full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage the development of motor skills, coordination and sensory tolerance in young children.
Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or homemade at a very low cost, these games and activities are appropriate for all children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. The book includes clear descriptions of how to carry out each activity, helpful illustrations, and ways to adapt activities according to the child's individual needs. In addition, a comprehensive reference guide to the activities enables easy searching for games suited to the development of particular skills.
This sourcebook is the key to easy-to-understand, low-cost, and effective games and activities that will support the development of sensorimotor skills. It is a useful tool for parents, carers, therapists, and teachers of children with or without special needs.

23x15cm  176 pages  $33.95  
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Socially ADDept

Teaching Social Skills to Children with ADHD, LD, and Asperger's (Revised)

Janet Giler

Decodes the often confusing rules of social behavior for all children Socially ADDept helps educators and parents teach the hidden rules of social behavior to children with limited social skills, notably those with special needs like ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger's and high-functioning autism, Tourette Syndrome, and nonverbal learning disabilities. The author provides all the information parents and professionals need to know to help kids learn social skills in simple, concise explanations.

The book is divided into eight sections that educators can use as teaching units or parents can work through one week (or month) at a time. Includes a way for children to see themselves and how their behavior looks to others. Deciphers the complex rules of nonverbal language into friendly, bite-sized morsels that kids can understand. Offers a field-tested collection of suggestions and strategies for parents and professionals who want to enhance a child's social competence. Socially ADDept is presented in a hands-on workbook format, complete with reproducible student worksheets that are also available for free download from the publisher web site.

28x22cm  208 pages  $54.00  
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