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Assessing and developing communication and thinking skills in people with autism and communication difficulties: a toolkit for parents and professionals

SILVER, Kate

2005    77 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 1843103524

This fully photocopiable resource offers a flexible framework for the assessment and measurement of the communication skills of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). Packed with practical assessment and planning sheets, it enables teachers, educators and other professionals to observe and record how children use and understand language, and to follow their progress over time. The completed assessment record is an accessible summary of a child's individual communication style, [...]

This fully photocopiable resource offers a flexible framework for the assessment and measurement of the communication skills of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). Packed with practical assessment and planning sheets, it enables teachers, educators and other professionals to observe and record how children use and understand language, and to follow their progress over time. The completed assessment record is an accessible summary of a child's individual communication style, identifying strengths and weaknesses and the ways in which he or she is best assisted and motivated to communicate. It focuses on how children express themselves in everyday situations - for example, how they make requests or gain attention, the words they use most frequently, and how their communication is affected by different people and places. Most importantly, it provides a diagnosis of where communication skills can be developed and improved. Using the communication curriculum, educators can set appropriate targets, linked to work in other areas, such as literacy and science. A separate thinking skills curriculum aims to develop the skills and confidence necessary for social interaction, from making simple choices to understanding humour and abstract ideas. Originally devised for use with children with ASDs, this toolkit is equally effective in identifying communication problems in other children, and is an invaluable resource for teachers and speech and language therapists. [less]

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Comic strip conversations: colorful, illustrated interactions with students with autism and related disorders

GRAY, Carol

1994    37 Pages    (Future Horizons)

ISBN 10: 1885477228

This book combines stick-figures with conversation symbols to illustrate what people say and think during conversations. Showing what people are thinking reinforces that others have independent thoughts a concept spectrum children don’t intuitively understand. Children can also recognise that, although people say one thing, they may think something quite different another concept foreign to concrete-thinking children. Children can draw their own comic strips to show what they are thinking [...]

This book combines stick-figures with conversation symbols to illustrate what people say and think during conversations. Showing what people are thinking reinforces that others have independent thoughts a concept spectrum children don’t intuitively understand. Children can also recognise that, although people say one thing, they may think something quite different another concept foreign to concrete-thinking children. Children can draw their own comic strips to show what they are thinking and feeling about events or people. Different colours can represent different states of mind. These deceptively simple comic strips can reveal as well as convey quite a lot of substantive information. [less]

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Communication issues in autism and Asperger syndrome: do we speak the same language?

BOGDASHINA, Olga

2005    288 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781843102670   

Providing a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impairments specific to autism, Olga Bogdashina explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. She stresses the importance of identifying each autistic individual's nonverbal language - which can be visual, tactile, kinaesthetic, auditory, olfactory or gustatory - with a view to establish a shared means of verbal communication [...]

Providing a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impairments specific to autism, Olga Bogdashina explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. She stresses the importance of identifying each autistic individual's nonverbal language - which can be visual, tactile, kinaesthetic, auditory, olfactory or gustatory - with a view to establish a shared means of verbal communication. She offers an explanation of why certain approaches, for example PECS, might work with some autistic children but not others. Offering real insights, the 'What they say' sections enable the reader to see through the eyes of autistic individuals and to understand their language differences first hand. [less]

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Developing pupils' social communication skills: practical resources

BARRATT, Penny, BORDER, Julie, JOY, Helen, PARKINSON, Alison, POTTER, Mo and THOMAS, George

2000    107 Pages    (Routledge)

ISBN 10: 1853467286

Learning to communicate with other people is perhaps the most important learning children do. Children with social communication problems may have trouble picking up the crucial skills of interacting and communicating with their peers, which can have more serious implications later on in life. This resource will help teachers, teaching assistants and therapists to develop and improve the social skills of their younger pupils; provides sets of easily accessible, verbal and non-verbal games and [...]

Learning to communicate with other people is perhaps the most important learning children do. Children with social communication problems may have trouble picking up the crucial skills of interacting and communicating with their peers, which can have more serious implications later on in life.
This resource will help teachers, teaching assistants and therapists to develop and improve the social skills of their younger pupils; provides sets of easily accessible, verbal and non-verbal games and activities to encourage social interaction; provides a clear rationale to the games to help the teacher or teaching assistant really get to grips with how and why these activities can help; provides a structured approach to pupils' social development for pupils in their early and primary years which has been tried, tested and proved to be effective; and includes assessment forms and monthly and daily planning sheets. [less]

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Enabling communication in children with autism

POTTER, Carol and WHITTAKER, Chris

2001    207 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 1853029564

The early stages of linguistic and social interaction are crucial in the development of every child, but particularly in children with autism. This work shows how a range of social and environmental influences may significantly affect these children, including classroom management, levels of motivation and interaction with adults and other children. From their clinical, practical and classroom research, the authors show how the communication skills of children with autism can be helped by the [...]

The early stages of linguistic and social interaction are crucial in the development of every child, but particularly in children with autism. This work shows how a range of social and environmental influences may significantly affect these children, including classroom management, levels of motivation and interaction with adults and other children.
From their clinical, practical and classroom research, the authors show how the communication skills of children with autism can be helped by the skilful use of an integrated range of strategies and approaches. As well as providing an overview of the major theoretical issues involved, this volume also provides practical ways of modifying unhelpful environments in order to enhance communication skills. The authors argue that encouraging spontaneous communication should be viewed as a major educational goal and that children with minimal or no speech can and do communicate when they have access to enabling environments. [less]

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Makaton core vocabulary: signs pocket book 1, The

MAKATON CHARITY, The

1996    62 Pages    (Makaton Charity, The)

Pocket-sized book with line drawings of signs from the Core Vocabulary stages 1-4 and the Additional stage, plus finger spelling. The book is ideal to carry around for use as a reference to help you remember the signs learned at a Beginners' or Foundation Workshop.

Pocket-sized book with line drawings of signs from the Core Vocabulary stages 1-4 and the Additional stage, plus finger spelling. The book is ideal to carry around for use as a reference to help you remember the signs learned at a Beginners' or Foundation Workshop. [less]

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