Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Materials for Visual Learners

Author: Vera Bernard-Opitz,Anne Häussler

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575826

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

Visual Supports for People with Autism

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Marlene J. Cohen,Peter F. Gerhardt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606132159

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Visual supports, any pictorial, graphic, or scheduling aid, are excellent tools for teaching academic, daily living, and self-help skills to people with autism. This reader-friendly and practical book shows teachers, parents, and service providers how to make low-tech visual supports, and offers strategies for using them. The new second edition includes expanded information about using visual supports with the youngest children, advice on fading supports, and updated photo examples of: Activity schedules Calendars Charts Checklists & to-do lists Color coding Flip books Graphic organizers Mnemonics Nametags Photo boards Power Cards Scripts Social Stories Video modeling A new chapter covers high-tech options for visual supports (iPads, smartphones, etc.) and how to choose appropriate ones, and particular features that are good for people with autism.

Everyday Education

Visual Support for Children with Autism

Author: Pernille Dyrbjerg,Maria Vedel,Lennart Pedersen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104571

Category: Education

Page: 127

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Fully illustrated with inspiring examples, this book provides a wealth of ideas for creating visual support aids for children on the autism spectrum. Photographs and clear, practical explanations describe how these tools can be arranged helpfully around the home for the child to use.

Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers

Practical Ideas for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Educational Needs

Author: Lisa Rogers

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008498

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Visual supports have been proven to be a highly effective way to communicate with, and teach, a student with an autism spectrum disorder or other learning difficulty. This book is packed with simple, effective tools to assist in the education of students with special education needs. They can be adapted to be used with young children and older learners with a range of educational needs, including nonverbal learners. Based on the author's years of teaching experience, the book covers how the classroom environment is laid out, how to use schedules and time planning aids, different education approaches and the teaching of social rules and appropriate behavior. All the visual supports are clearly explained alongside examples and photos showing them in use in the classroom. The supports are also included on the accompanying CD as blank templates. This will be a welcome resource of easy-to-use ideas for mainstream and special education teachers. Therapists, parents and anyone working with students with learning difficulties will also find many of the ideas useful.

Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community

Strategies for Individuals with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Jennifer L. Savner,Brenda Smith Myles

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 096725146X

Category: Education

Page: 33

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Making Visual Supports Work is exploding with practical ideas for daily living with a child with Asperger Syndrome. It is an easy read that empowers parents to use everyday items to create simple, effective visual supports. A "must" for any parent who wants to have less conflict and more fun.

How to Develop and Implement Visual Supports

Author: Theresa L. Earles-Vollrath,Katherine Tapscott Cook,Jennifer B. Ganz

Publisher: Pro-Ed

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 61

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Describes many types of visual supports and visual strategies that support informational, behavioral, and communication necessary in the education of students with autism spectrum disorders.

Visual Thinking Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Language of Pictures

Author: Ellyn Lucas Arwood,Carole Kaulitz,Mabel Brown

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575505

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Visuals of all kinds (photographs, checklists, line drawings, cartoons, flowcharts, stick figures, etc.) are commonly used as supports for individuals on the autism spectrum who tend to think and learn visually. However, not all visuals are created equal and, therefore, visuals don't all work equally well. This companion to Learning With a Visual Brain in an Auditory World helps the reader understand how to match the developmental levels of pictures and visuals to the developmental level of the person looking at the visual. In this way, appropriate visuals provide the language development for children with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing from their experience with children and youth for decades, the authors also show how effective communication can help reduce the confusion and anxiety that often lead to behavioral outbursts.

Video Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Brenna Noland,Sarah Murray

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700638X

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Video modeling takes visual learning to the next level by using new technologies to create an effective teaching tool. This book explains how professionals and parents can use innovative video modeling techniques to support the development of young children with autism spectrum disorders in school, home or community settings. Offering practical step-by-step guidance, the book shows how to film and edit personalized videos that highlight the exact skill that is being taught. Whether the focus is increasing attention, peer interaction, getting dressed or creative play, these videos are easy to incorporate into daily routines. They allow the child to learn new skills quickly and with less hands-on adult support leading to greater independence. Three video modeling strategies are presented – Basic Video Modeling, Video Self-Modeling and Point-of-view Video Modeling – along with all the information needed for readers to start using the techniques for themselves. The research behind the approach is also discussed and each chapter includes detailed case studies that demonstrate the techniques in action.

Setting Up Classroom Spaces that Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Susan Kabot,Christine Reeve

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 9781934575680

Category: Education

Page: 84

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With even the best curricula and interventions, students with autism spectrum disorders will not learn unless the classroom environment is organized with their specific needs in mind. This long-awaited book shows through clear and brief text and lots of photos how to determine what type of furniture and materials to choose for various types of classrooms and how to arrange them in a way that creates an effective learning environment while reducing anxiety and preventing problem behaviors.As such, it uses evidence-based practices of structure and visual supports to enhance the well-being and success of students. Examples are given for students across the age span with lots of lists and helpful resources, making this book a must-have resource for every classroom.

Teach Me With Pictures

40 Fun Picture Scripts to Develop Play and Communication Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Linda Hodgdon,Ruth Harris,Simone Griffin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006320

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

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An easy-to-use resource for professionals and parents, this book provides fun and practical ideas to help motivate and extend communication and play skills in children with autism with the support of pictures. The book describes how picture scripts can help facilitate play and learning and provides 40 photocopiable scripts across a range of different activities such as drawing, cooking, using construction toys, imaginative play, arts and crafts, and life skills. Tasks are presented in small manageable step-by-step picture sequences and support a range of skills including following instructions, increasing independence, comprehension, story-telling and choice-making. Readers can print copies of the scripts from the CD-ROM that accompanies the book. Ideal for special education teachers, early years practitioners, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and parents, this will be an excellent tool for any classroom, home or therapy setting.

Outsmarting Explosive Behavior - A Visual System of Support and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Judy Endow

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575444

Category: Education

Page: 54

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Even the most calm and level-headed among us can't avoid those unexpected moments that cause anxiety, anger, and sometimes rage. But before most let their feelings get out of control, they have the ability to calm down and think before they act. For those on the autism spectrum, however, this process often escalates quickly and without apparent warning, leading them down a seemingly one-way path toward explosive behavior. If unchecked, explosive behaviors can result in a lifetime of anxiety and social exclusion, or worse yet, encounters with the criminal justice system that can have far-reaching consequences.Outsmarting Explosive Behavior is a visual model designed to help decrease, and in some cases eliminate, explosive behavior. The model's positive approach to explosive behavior uniquely eliminates the need or temptation to assign blame-to oneself or others-that otherwise often complicates the process of controlling explosive behavior. In a fold-out poster-style format, four train cars represent the stages in the cycle of explosive behavior: Starting Out Picking up Steam Point of No Return Explosion. Using this train metaphor, the parent/facilitator and student (older individuals can do it more independently) take a close look at each stage in the process and using stop, go and special stop/yield signs, identify triggers, design positive interventions to prevent the train from starting out in the first place and preventing a car from moving to the next stage. The ultimate goal is to prevent the individual train cars from hooking up, causing a runaway train ending with an explosion. The three-piece package contains: a book for facilitators that explains the model a large poster-size visual showing the train model with ready-made parts that can be personalized a workbook for the individual with AS designed to draw out the personalized interventions that will make the model work. Though designed to encourage participation by the person with explosive behavior, positive results are seen even when the model is implemented on behalf of someone unable to actively participate, such as nonreaders.

Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School

Author: Adele Devine

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008129

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Children on the autism spectrum are often highly visual learners, making colour a powerful and motivating learning tool. This book explains how colour coding helps young people with autism to generalise lessons already learnt. For example, assigning the colour aqua to all personal care activities or the colour purple to timetabling and transitions establishes clear, visual categories. This allows children to draw on learnt experiences, which creates a sense of order, reduces anxiety, and can aid communication, understanding emotions, organisation, coping with change and diversifying diet. A wealth of tried-and-tested printable resources to enable the practical application of colour coding in the classroom and at home are included on a CD-ROM. With colourful illustrations and resources, Colour Coding for Learners with Autism is an effective, must-have teaching tool for anyone involved in the education of young people with autism.

The TEACCH Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Gary B. Mesibov,Victoria Shea,Eric Schopler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306486474

Category: Medical

Page: 212

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- Professionals can be trained in the program and its methods - Translates scientific knowledge so that practitioners and parents can easily understand the current state of knowledge - Offers strategies that can be tailored to an individual's unique developmental and functional level - Advises parents on how to become involved in all phases of intervention as collaborators, co-therapists, and advocates. - Details how the program can be introduced and adapted for individuals of all ages, from preschooler to adult

Classroom and Playground

Support for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: Prithvi Perepa

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 9781899280575

Category: Autism in children

Page: 31

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Aimed at school staff with little experience of working with younger children who have ASD. The strategies are covered in detail and also in point form for ease of reference. The author has worked in South London with children with ASD, their families and schools.

Visual Strategies for Improving Communication

Practical Supports for School and Home

Author: Linda A. Hodgdon

Publisher: Quirkroberts Pub

ISBN: 9780961678616

Category: Communication

Page: 230

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Practical supports for school and home: contains interactions for students who experience autism and other moderate to severe communication disorders. A "how-to" book, designed to assist teachers, speech-language pathologists, and parents in devising solutions to the communication and self-management challenges that are common to these students. Full of examples and illustrations, this book describes specific strategies that capitalize on the visual strengths and learning style of this population. Covers topics: autism, communication disorder, Fragile X, attention-deficit disorder, behavior disorder, learning disability, pervasive developmental disorder, language delay or disorder, comprehension problems, auditory processing disorder, hearing impairment, aphasia, developmental delay, emotional impairment, speech disorder, mental impairment, traumatic brain injury, down syndrome, multi-handicapped ... etc.

Supporting Social Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Insights from Research and Practice

Author: Cathy Little

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317279735

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Drawing together contributions from experts at the forefront of research in the field, Supporting Social Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders demonstrates that social inclusion is a defining feature of successful education of students with a spectrum disorder. Divided into three parts, this book begins by proposing a contemporary and operational definition of social inclusion that will help facilitate active engagement by all stakeholders involved in supporting social inclusion within educational settings. The relationship between well-developed social skills and positive social outcomes is also explored, and subsequent chapters explicate and contextualize social inclusion across a range of educational settings. The final chapters present case studies and viewpoints from stakeholders central to the successful social inclusion of students with the disorder. Through discussion of its findings, this book provides the reader with a deep understanding of social inclusion and confirms its importance in facilitating positive educational outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. A unique contribution to the field, this book will be of key interest to postgraduates, researchers and academics in the area of inclusive education and Autism Spectrum Disorder. It will also appeal to those who research, study and work in the areas of special and inclusive education, and developmental psychology.

Inclusion in the Primary Classroom

Support Materials for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: Joy Beaney,Penny Kershaw

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 9781899280957

Category: Autistic children

Page: 41

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Learning with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World

Visual Language Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Ellyn Lucas Arwood,Carole Kaulitz

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282383

Category: Education

Page: 327

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Children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often present parents and educators with perplexing symptoms. Even though the skills of children with ASD can range from very high to very low, they have similar underlying learning systems. Knowledge about these learning systems helps provide direction for choosing effective assessment and intervention methods for helping individuals with ASD learn to behave, to perform academically, and to become socially competent.This book is unique in that the authors are recommending strategies based on the language of the way individuals with ASD learn. Even though many scholars recognize that individuals with ASD use "visual" ways of thinking, most fail to realize that a visual mental language is different from the visual sensory system of seeing something.The book is divided into three sections. Section One (Chapters 1-5) is about the learning system. Section Two (Chapters 6-9) connects the learning of a child with ASD to how the child performs behaviorally, academically, and socially. Finally, Section Three (Chapters 10-15) provides intervention strategies for helping a person (child or adult) with the visual brain characteristic of ASD to fit into an auditory culture.The strategies are language-based and take into consideration the complexity of the underlying biological learning system.