The Way to A
Empowering Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Neurological Disorders to Monitor and Replace Aggression and Tantrum Behavior
Help young children avoid meltdowns!
Children with ASD are often confused by our world of rules and consequences, including how their behavior impacts another person or situation. The result is often meltdowns. The Way to A: Empowering Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Neurological Disorders to Monitor and Replace Aggression and Tantrum Behavior, designed for children ages three to nine years old, presents a simple and logical strategy that teaches the child how to manage his behavior. What sets this strategy apart is that it then goes on to give the child a personal incentive to use the new behavior. Developed for visual learners, the book's laminated pages may be written on and wiped clean as new situations come up. The illustrations are delightful and use the concrete nature of red and green, A and B, to illustrate correct and incorrect pathways. In addition, thinking bubbles, arrows, and boxes help make the book easy to follow and understand. The flowchart at the end of the book allows the the student to review her choices and celebrate the successful moments.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Hunter Manasco, is an assistant professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia University. Hunter earned an undergraduate degree in English literature from Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama, and a bachelor of science degree and a master of ccience degree in Communications Disorders at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. He completed his doctorate in speech-language pathology at the University of South Alabama. Hunter has worked as a speech-language pathologist in acute care, long-term care, hospice, adult rehabilitation, and school- and hospital-based pediatrics. He has presented numerous papers at state and national conferences.