Art As An Early Intervention Tool For Children With Autism

Author: Nicole Martin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846429569
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The early years are the most critical period of learning for a child with autism. Therapeutic art-making can be a useful tool to tap into their imaginations and help them to express their thoughts and feelings. Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism includes practical advice on helping a child move beyond scribbling, organizing the child's environment for maximum comfort and relaxation, and providing physical and sensory support. This book is packed with tips and suggestions for how to provide art therapy for children with autism — covering topics such as the basic materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and ideas for managing difficult behavior. The author writes from a professional and personal perspective — Nicole Martin is a qualified art therapist specializing in working with children with autism, and she also has a brother with autism. Perfect for busy parents and as a practical reference for professionals such as psychologists, teachers, occupational therapists, sensory integration therapists and anyone working with a child on the autism spectrum.

First Steps In Intervention With Your Child With Autism

Author: Wendy Prevezer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846429439
Size: 39.58 MB
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One of the major difficulties for children with autism is in developing communication and language. The earlier this problem is addressed, the more effectively these skills can be improved. Inspired by research and clinical practice, this book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. This book champions initial intervention with children at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can also be usefully applied to children of school age, if they are at an early stage of communication. First Steps in Intervention With Your Child With Autism is perfect for parents looking to understand their child better and, in turn, help improve their child's development and communication. This will also be a useful reference for all professionals working to support families with a child on the autism spectrum.

The Wiley Handbook Of Art Therapy

Author: David E. Gussak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118306597
Size: 61.13 MB
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The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy is a collection of original, internationally diverse essays, that provides unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage of the subject. The most comprehensive art therapy book in the field, exploring a wide range of themes A unique collection of the current and innovative clinical, theoretical and research approaches in the field Cutting-edge in its content, the handbook includes the very latest trends in the subject, and in-depth accounts of the advances in the art therapy arena Edited by two highly renowned and respected academics in the field, with a stellar list of global contributors, including Judy Rubin, Vija Lusebrink, Selma Ciornai, Maria d' Ella and Jill Westwood

Asperger Syndrome What Teachers Need To Know

Author: Matt Winter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004307
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As awareness and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) increases across the globe, it is essential that every teacher in every classroom has a familiarity with the condition and understands how best to support AS students at their school. This fully revised and expanded second edition is the ideal resource to point teachers in the right direction. Concise and instantly accessible, this book gives a clear summary of up-to-date information on Asperger Syndrome, describing the common characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with useful tips and practical advice, this guide answers key questions such as 'Am I qualified to teach this child?' and 'How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?' New material includes information for teaching older children and adolescents with AS, tips on what to do when problems arise, as well as suggestions for a whole-school approach to helping students with AS. This book is the perfect go-to guide for teachers, teaching assistants and those in school management who want to know more about Asperger Syndrome in the mainstream inclusive classroom.

Early Start Denver Model For Young Children With Autism

Author: Sally J. Rogers
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236326
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Supported by the principles of developmental psychology and applied behavior analysis, ESDM's intensive teaching interventions are delivered within play-based, relationship-focused routines. The manual provides structured, hands-on strategies for working with very young children in individual and group settings to promote development in such key domains as imitation; communication; social, cognitive, and motor skills; adaptive behavior; and play. --from publisher description

Leaving The Building

Author: Amelia K. Holzer
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This case study examines the use of art therapy as a tool to facilitate conversations about loss throughout the lifespan with an adult with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder is diagnosed under the category of developmental disabilities, and has increased in prevalence within the past few decades. However, because most research has been directed towards early intervention strategies for children, adults with developmental disabilities have been overlooked, especially with regard to social/emotional support. Of these concerns, death and dying, as well as other types of loss, are under-researched; this is not only because of a general tendency in Western culture to avoid the topic, but also because caregivers assume their person will not understand, and are hesitant to upset them. Additionally, the experience of loss encompasses more than the death of a loved one (e.g., someone moving away, or getting a new job and leaving the company). These smaller losses affect an individual's life more frequently, and often go unacknowledged. In this case study, art therapy sessions were used to facilitate conversations about loss with an adult male who had experienced several losses throughout his lifetime. The eight sessions included two interview sessions to access logistical information and six art making sessions. Topics discussed included the individual's time spent at the organization, people he has interacted with, and the death of his grandparents. The results supported earlier research: that individuals with autism understand and can process the concept of loss, and want to be included in the conversation. However, they may have some challenges communicating their needs to caregivers and other people in their lives. In this study, art therapy served as documentation of an experience discussing important life events, and also provided a starting point for future conversations with caregivers. Future research is this subject area is necessary and should strive to include more sessions, groups of individuals, and expand to non-verbal individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Arts Therapy

Author: Sarah Scoble
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825871826
Size: 35.54 MB
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The series Arts - Creativity - Therapies is intended to help to satisfy the increasing demand for non-fiction books concerning interventions with artistic-creative media on the basis of gaining social-scientific - educational-scientific insight. Experience and field research examples are in the foreground here. In other words, the intention is to speak about practice governed by theory, but also to communicate the fundamentals of art and creativity which make it possible for the experts to keep up close contacts with newer developments in science and art. The function of the word "Therapy" is to express the relation to application in a professionalisation which covers the pre-school, school, university, clinical, advisory as well as the rehabilitatory sector. It is a response to the necessity for an all-encompassing professional orientation - with a helping, instructing, informing, supporting purpose. Teachers and educators, social workers and social educators, arts and creative therap

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

Author: Judy Endow
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575758
Size: 10.83 MB
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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.

The Art And Science Of Dance Movement Therapy

Author: Sharon Chaiklin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415996570
Size: 33.18 MB
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The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy offers both a broad understanding and an in-depth view of how and where dance therapy can be used to produce change. The chapters go beyond the basics that characterize much of the literature on dance/movement therapy, and each of the topics covered offers a theoretical perspective followed by case studies that emphasize the techniques used in the varied settings. Several different theoretical points of view are presented in the chapters, illuminating the different paths through which dance can be approached in therapy.