Sensory Issues and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World
NAPPA Award Winner!
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 using simple and easy-to-use forms and checklists.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, a consultant with the Ziggurat Group and AAPC President, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. Brenda has made over 1500 presentations all over the world and written more than 250 articles and books on ASD. In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee; and collaborated with the National Professional Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Autism Center, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who identified evidenced-based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (SCORE) and ASTEP Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.
Kelly Mahler, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and autism consultant specializing in the development of self-regulation and social cognition skills. Kelly is co-founder of Destination Friendship, an organization that provides fun, community-based opportunities for children with ASD. Kelly is author of two additional books, Destination Friendship: Developing Social Skills for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders (with Benton, Hollis and Womer) and Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: A Fun Curriculum with a Focus on Social Understanding. The latter is winner of Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal 2011. She has presented at international and local conferences.
Lisa A. Robbins, PhD, is on the faculty at the University of Central Missouri. In the autism field for more than 25 years, she has worked and consulted with many individuals with autism, nationally and internationally, and currently leads a graduate program in autism spectrum disorders at the University of Central Missouri. She has written, published, and presented, nationally and internationally, on various topics related to autism spectrum disorders and behavior.