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Autism
Educational and Therapeutic Approaches


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Autism | Autism

May 2011 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

There are a number of different approaches and therapies available for children, young people and adults on the autistic spectrum, and the amount of information available on each one can be daunting for professionals and parents alike. Autism, Educational and Theoretical Approaches offers concise and clear explanations of a variety of proposed interventions and their effectiveness, and helps the reader to decide on the most appropriate treatment for each individual.

Efrosini Kalyva provides accessible information about recent scientific evidence and the latest research, and allows you to consider the pros and cons of each approach. She focuses on the following areas:

  • cognitive-behavioral approaches
  • developing social interaction
  • alternative communication strategies
  • developing play
  • sensory-motor approaches
  • psychotherapeutic approaches
  • biochemical approaches

This much-needed guide for practitioners and student teachers will also appeal to interested parents, and to anyone looking for a comparative examination of the variety of treatments on offer.

 


 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL APPROACHES
 
A: Applied Behaviour Analysis
 
B: TEACCH Programme
 
C: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
 
D: Denver Health Sciences Programme
 
E: DIR/Floortime Method
 
F: LEAP - Learning Experiences: An Alternative Programme for Preschoolers and Parents
 
G: Miller Method
 
PART TWO: APPROACHES FOR DEVELOPING SOCIAL INTERACTION
 
A: Social Stories
 
B: Circle of Friends
 
PART THREE: APPROACHES FOR DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION
 
A PECS
 
B Sign Language
 
PART FOUR: APPROACHES BASED ON PLAY
 
A: Non-Directive Play
 
B: Pivotal Response Training
 
C: Integrated Play Groups
 
PART FIVE: SENSORIMOTOR APPROACHES
 
A: Music Therapy
 
B: Sensory Integration
 
C: Auditory Integration
 
D: Visual Therapies
 
E: Facilitated Communication
 
F: Higashi School or Daily Life Therapy
 
PART SIX: BIOCHEMICAL APPROACHES
Pharmacotherapy

 
Secretin

 
Other Biochemical Therapies

 
 
Other Approaches
 
A: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
 
B: Holding Therapy
 
C: Son-Rise Programme or Options
 
Epilogue
 
References

This book presents information about ASD and interventions based on relevant practical experience in an objective and academic way while also providing appropriate and useful practical strategies. It has provided a relevant and insightful perspective to the notion of co-occurrence on my MA course: Dyslexia Research and Practice and British Dyslexia Association's Approved Teacher Status and Approved Practitioner Status awards.

Mrs Irene Scott
Faculty , Chester University
May 16, 2012

Very good introduction to Autism. Again will be an enrichment module on our newly validated degree and therefore will be a recommended book

Dr Sue Faragher
Education, Liverpool John Moores University
December 22, 2011

A highly academic textbook yet with lots of implementable strategies!

Dr GEMMA VAN VUUREN-CASSAR
Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 13, 2011

This is a very interesting, helpful and timely critique of strategies and approaches which have been claimed to "treat" autism. However, what we really need for our Primary PGCE course is a text which more directly provides avdice and guidance to the non-specialist mainstream teacher encountering autism in the primary classroom.

Mr Ralph Manning
Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia
November 3, 2011

Good clear informative text on a number of inteventions currently used with students with ASD. I found this good level for my B.Ed course

Dr Mary Parker
Psychology and Human Development, Institute of Education
October 12, 2011

A very useful book in terms of offering strategies to engage Autistic learners

Mrs Jenny Thompson
Education , Derby University
October 12, 2011

a good up to date work on Autism

Dr Simon Claridge
Educational Psychology , Cardiff University
October 6, 2011

Well written, informative text that provides a good insight on ASD. I have used this text with students, who have feedback positively on the content, style and usefullness. Good book, definately on my reading list.

Mrs Catherine Williams
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
July 18, 2011

a very usefull book for the special needs conected to the course.
the book showed a good insight into autism for children

Mrs Karen Cooke
Please select your department, Please select your institution
July 12, 2011

Excellent book relevant for range of courses (Socail Work, CYCS, HSCSCS)

Ms Jane Donson
Education,health and social care, Winchester University
June 24, 2011

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