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Asperger's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Recommended Books

Attwood, T. (1998). Asperger's syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Evans, K, & Dubowski, J. (1988). Art Therapy with children on the autistic spectrum: Beyond words. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Fovel, J. T. (2002). The ABA program companion: Organizing quality programs for children with Autism and PDD. New York, NY: DRL Books.

Grandin, T. (1995). Thinking in pictures: And other reports from my life with autism. New York, NY: Vintage Books.

Haddon, Mark. (2002). The curious incident of the dog in the night-time. New York, NY: Doubleday.

Happè, F. (1994). Autism: An introduction to psychological theory. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Jackson, L. (2001). A user guide to the GF/CF diet for autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Jackson, L. (2002). Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome: A user guide to adolescence. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Jacobsen, P. (2003). Asperger syndrome and psychotherapy: Understanding asperger Perspectives. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Kennedy, D. M. (2002). The ADHD-autism connection: A step toward more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook Press.

Klin, A., Volkmar, F. R., & Sparrow, S. S. (Editors). (2000). Asperger Syndrome. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Kranowitz, C. S. (1998). The out-of-sync child: Recognizing and coping with sensory integration dysfunction. New York, NY: Perigee Press.

Leaf, R., & McEachin, J. (Editors) (1999). A work in progress: Behavior management strategies and a curriculum for intensive behavioral treatment of autism. New York, NY: DRL Books.

Myles, B. S., & Southwick, J. (1999). Asperger Syndrome and difficult moments: Practical solutions for tantrums, rage, and meltdowns. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Co.

Ozonoff, S., Dawson, G., & McPartland, J. (2002). A parent's guide to asperger syndrome & high-functioning autism: How to meet the challenges and help your child thrive. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Prince-Hughes, D. (2002). Aquamarine blue five: Personal stories of college students with autism. Athens, OH: Swallow Press.

Quill, A. K. (2000). Do-watch-listen-say. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Shore, S. (2003). Beyond the wall: Personal experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, 2nd Edition. Shawnee MIssion, KS. Autism-Asperger Publishing Co.

Stewart, K. (2002). Helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or Asperger's syndrome. Oakland, CA: Harbinger Publications.

Willey, H. L. (Editor). (2003). Asperger syndrome in adolescence: Living with the ups, the downs and things in between. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Willey, L. H. (2001). Asperger syndrome in the family. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Wing, L. (2001). The autistic spectrum: A parent's guide to understanding and helping your child. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press.

Winter, M. (1988). Asperger syndrome: What teachers need to know. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

 

Asperger's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Internet WebSites

http://www.nas.org.uk/ The National Autistic Society

http://www.asperger.org/index_asc.html Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the U.S.

http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/ Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support

http://www.autism-uk.ed.ac.uk/ Autism U.K. Web site

http://www.asperger-marriage.info/ The Asperger Marriage Web site

http://www.info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism/index.html Yale Child Study Team

http://www.anythingispossible.ca/ Mission Possible

http://www.aspergers.com Asperger's Syndrome Home Page

http://www.aspergers.com/asplinks.htm Asperger's Syndrome links

http://www.aspennj.org Asperger Syndrome Educational Network

http://www.asperger.org Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the U.S.

 

Social Skills Games:
For Children with Asperger's Syndrome

Dr. John M. Ortiz, Ph.D.The Idiom Game

• Designed for ages: 10-16
• To assist: problems with nonliteral English phrases (idioms)
• Similar to Trivial Pursuit®
• AS children often misunderstand & misuse idioms
• Board game with 4 categories:

- Meaning, Same Meaning, Origin & Challenge
- Each on a different colored card
- Each corresponds with a space on the board
- Each has 2 questions: “Beginner & Challenging"

Meaning cards: provide an idiom within a sentence
(“Jim shoots from the hip when an opinion is needed")

Same Meaning cards: require player to choose idiom with similar meaning from 3 choices

Origin cards: player required to choose original meaning of a given idiom from three options

Challenge cards: player defines the idiom within a sentence without multiple choices

Ganz, J. B. (2001). Asperger syndrome social skills games. Intervention in School and Clinic, 36-5., p. 308-309.

LinguiSystems     800/PRO-IDEA    www.linguisystems.com

What's Up?

• Designed for ages 6-10 (also works for older students)
• Provides opportunities to practice pragmatic (social) language & evaluate interactions of others
• Skills practices — for rehearsing social interactions — include:

- solving problems
- making decisions
- using body language & language styles
- practicing conversation skills
- expressing emotions
- working with peers and adults
- agreeing & disagreeing

• Similar to Sorry!®
• Four pawns, die, board.
• 3 cards: “That's Life!", “Express Yourself!" & “What's Up?"
• Each card corresponds with board space
• Cards require different responses
• “That's Life!": provides difficult situation and player explains what he/she might do (“You're getting rude mail from someone. What could you do or say to stop it?")
• “Express Yourself!": a partner reads card aloud (“You broke something of mine. Apologize to me")
• “What's Up?": player chooses a partner for conversation based on topic specified on the card (“Choose a partner to be a classmate. Make arrangements to study together")

Ganz, J. B. (2001). Asperger syndrome social skills games. Intervention in School and Clinic, 36-5., p. 308-309.

LinguiSystems     800/PRO-IDEA    www.linguisystems.com


The Soothing Pulse (on CD and audio tape)

EFFECTIVE with AUTISM SPECTRUM, ASPERGER'S & ADHD Adults & Adolescents

Multimodal relaxation Designed for busy:

Parents Educators Mental Health Professionals
Mental Health Therapists and Clinicians
Caregivers Speech Therapists Occupational Therapists

Effective for:

Aspeger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorders
Nonverbal Learning Disorders
Sensory Integration Disorders

Relaxation Yoga Massage Tai-Chi Home Base
Meditation Down Time
Raising Frustration Tolerance & Endurance

Stress Reduction Reducing Hyperactivity
Sleep & Breaktime
Rhythmic Pulsing for Speech & Reading
Entrainment routines and exercises

Turning Daydreams into Dreams: A Bedtime Story CD Only

Multimodal relaxation Designed for:

Older Children (ages 8 - 12) with Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, Hyperlexia

Effective for:

Aspeger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorders
Nonverbal Learning Disorders
Sensory Integration Disorders

Relaxation Yoga Massage Tai-Chi Home Base
Meditation Down Time
Raising Frustration Tolerance & Endurance

Stress Reduction Reducing Hyperactivity
Sleep& Naptime
Rhythmic Pulsing for Speech & Reading
Entrainment routines and exercises

 

It's Sleepy Time! CD Only

Multimodal relaxation Designed for:

Young Children (ages 2 - 8) with Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, Hyperlexia

Effective for:

Aspeger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorders
Nonverbal Learning Disorders
Sensory Integration Disorders

Relaxation Yoga Massage Tai-Chi Home Base
Meditation Down Time
Raising Frustration Tolerance & Endurance

Stress Reduction Reducing Hyperactivity
Sleep& Naptime Rhythmic Pulsing for Speech & Reading
Entrainment routines and exercises

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