Understanding Autism

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Elsevier Australia, 2005 - Medical - 310 pages
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Gives parents and carers detailed up-to-date information about autistic disorders by providing practical suggestions and strategies, incorporating the latest teaching methods, to assist in the understanding and management of people with autism at home, in educational programs and in the community. It discusses the unique learning styles, sensory sensitivities, different motivations and relative strengths in visual processing and rote memory skills of children and adults with autism.
 

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Contents

Chapter Current Trends
18
Chapter Impairments Linked to Autism
35
Chapter Impairments in Communication
54
Chapter Impairments of Social Relating
73
Chapter Restricted Rigid and Repetitive Patterns of Behaviours or Interests
88
Chapter Diagnosis and Assessment
114
Aspergers Syndrome
131
Thinking and Learning Styles
148
Visual Supports
164
Understanding Emotions and Feelings
181
Positive Behaviour Supports
194
Play
215
Programming for Change
229
Teaching Strategies
248
Programming Ideas
264
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