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  1. Conversation Club Curriculum: Teaching Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Conversation Club Curriculum: Teaching Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
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    Conversation Club is the first curriculum of its kind designed specifically for elementary-age students with high-functioning autism (HFA) and other social cognitive challenges to provide a comprehensive instructional framework for teaching both the “how” and “why” of conversation.

    The Conversation Club helps instructors guide children through the rudiments of conversation by introducing them to a clubhouse filled with a kid-friendly cast of club members, including Friendly Freddy (the president of the Club); the twins, Looking Louie and Listening Lisa; Fix It Farrah; Good Memory Maria; New Words Nate; and the club mascot, Paco the Parrot.

    Club meetings are specially designed to facilitate thinking about the social significance underlying each conversation skill. Conversation goal areas include conversation initiation and topic selection, topic maintenance, perspective taking, and social motivation, environmental awareness and body readiness, active listening behaviors, gaining attention behaviors, and conversation repair.

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  2. Sensory Issues and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
    Sensory Issues and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
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    Over 90% of people with ASD have sensory issues.

    Using the same product and easy-to-read format as the first edition, this newly expanded book explains how many children with high-functioning ASD relate to the world through their senses. The book reviews sensory terminology and how the sensory systems impact behavior. An expanded discussion of assessment tools is followed by a comprehensive chapter on evidence-based interventions. Finally, a new chapter looks at meeting a student's sensory needs throughout the day and across environments.

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  3. Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students with Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn
    Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students with Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn
    $21.95

    For students with a classic presentation of autism who struggle with regulation.

    This book is unique because it places importance on offering stabilization strategies that help students with classic autism have a better regulated body. This often enables students to increase their time in school, with 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 they are regulated and supported.
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  4. Plausible Answers to the Question: "Why Do They Do That?"
    Plausible Answers to the Question: "Why Do They Do That?"
    $22.95

    Understand the young child with autism a little bit better!

    This hands-on reference for parents, other caregivers, and teachers ttakes a unique approach to children's behaviors that often dismay and puzzle adults. Using a practical and reader-friendly format, the book presents the following: each behavior on a two-page spread; clear and easy-to-read sections such as: Question & Plausible Answers (does it stem from social, sensory, communication issues), Basic Training (suggestions for what to do), Over and Above (further ideas, who to consult in serious cases, etc.), Red Flags (first signs that the behavior needs attention), and What's Next (possible followup).

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  5. Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum
    Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum
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    Teach children with autism to play using this evidence-based curriculum!

    Many children on the autism spectrum spend inordinate amounts of time alone. Without appropriate intervention, they are especially vulnerable to being excluded from their peer group and leading impoverished play lives. This practical guide offers an introduction to the principles, tools and techniques that comprise the Integrated Play Groups model. Pamela Wolfberg essentially translates theory into effective and meaningful practice, giving practitioners, parents and other caregivers the tools to initiate peer play groups for children in school, home and community settings.

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  6. Out and About
    Out and About
    $21.95

    Go out and about with ease!

    This short, to-the-point resource, sure be used repeatedly by parents and educators, focuses on everyday events and how to support individuals with ASD to be active participants in the world around them. Created as a "blueprint," the framework lists 10 areas that have been identified in best practice as effective supports for children with an autism spectrum disorder. The individualized blueprint will become second nature to its users as they become more familiar with the support the child needs and, therefore, serve as an indispensable tool in everyday life.

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  7. My Sensory Book
    My Sensory Book
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    $24.95

    Children who understand their sensory systems have fewer behavior challenges!

    At least 90% of children with autism spectrum disorder experience sensory challenges. This workbook designed to help children develop a clearer understanding of their sensory systems and the impact sensory input has on their emotions. This interactive, highly-engaging workbook cis useful in helping children understand the triggers for their strong emotions and use interventions that may help them cope more effectively with the world around them.

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  8. My New School
    My New School
    $19.95

    An interactive book that makes the move to a new school smoother!

    Independent Publisher Book Award Winner!

    For many students with autism spectrum disorder, even relatively minor changes to daily routines and schedules are overwhelming; imagine how traumatic moving to a new school would be! This interactive book is addressed directly to the student and takes a practical approach to this anxiety-provoking subject by acknowledging the difficulties transferring to a new school can bring and engaging the students in a series of proactive activities designed to lessen fears by resulting in tangible steps to take, to-do lists, checklists, etc. This book is sure to make the transition smoother. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.

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  9. Lesson Plan a la Carte
    Lesson Plan a la Carte
    $21.95

    Lesson Plan a la Carte Integrated Planning for Students With Special Needs

    Lesson Plan a la Carte guides teachers, clinicians and administrators through a simple, step-by-step process to create lessons that addresses the social, environmental and communication challenges that often block students' access to academics and other learning. As the slim, 90-page volume indicates, the authors don't want to add more work to educators' already busy day. The book makes an educator's existing workload easier to manage by helping them create well-designed lesson plans that bring together learning objectives, supports and modifications students need in the classroom. Guided instructions are printed on all template forms.

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  10. Learn to Move, Moving Up!
    Learn to Move, Moving Up!
    $34.95

    Sensory, play-based and literacy instruction -- all in one!

    Using the same easy-to-use format as her first book, Learn to Move, Move to Learn, Brack brings us a series of effective sensory-based activities for older school-aged children! These literacy-rich lesson plans include specially designed curriculum suggestions and underscore how activities can be adapted to meet state and national standards. The book also contains assessment and evaluation considerations, including a reproducible Teacher Observation Checklist.

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