Communicating better with people on the autism spectrum : 35 things you need to know / Paddy-Joe Moran.

By: Moran, Paddy-Joe.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016Copyright date: 2016Description: 95 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849057080.Subject(s): AUTISM | COMMUNICATION | LANGUAGE | PROFESSIONALS GUIDES
Contents:
Introduction. - 1. Person-first language - to use it of not? - 2. Use non-patronising language. - 3. Use age-appropriate language. - 5. Let yourself be guided on preferred terminology. - 6. Don't use the word normal. - 7. There is nothing mild about Asperger's syndrome. - 8. Say 'On the Spectrum' - 9. Address the person directly. - 10. Refer to parents by name. - 11. Adapting your language and the way you speak. - 12. You will be taken literally. - Sarcasm. - 14. The use of functioning labels. - 15. Non-verbal vs pre-verbal. -16. Pre-conceived ideas. - 17. Appearances can be deceptive. - 18. Triad of impairments. - 19. Giftedness is not a given. - 20. Autism is a neurological condition. - 21. Autistic person, not patient. - 22. No need to grieve. - 23. Puzzling. - 24. facial expressions. - 25. Body language. - 26. Environment. - 27. Physical contact. 28. Have a time limit on the session. -29. Offer breaks during sessions. - 30. Explain what will be happening and when. - 31. Stick to the plan. - 32. Ask specific rather then open-ended questions. - 33. Pace your speech. - 34. Alternatives to non-verbal communication. -35. Things to consider when offering food.
Summary: An essential quick read for all professionals working with people with autism, this book contains 35 tips for effective and sensitive communication with individuals on the spectrum. Focusing on positive language and the importance of taking the individual's lead on their preferred terminology, these tips are easy to implement in everyday practice.
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Introduction. - 1. Person-first language - to use it of not? - 2. Use non-patronising language. - 3. Use age-appropriate language. - 5. Let yourself be guided on preferred terminology. - 6. Don't use the word normal. - 7. There is nothing mild about Asperger's syndrome. - 8. Say 'On the Spectrum' - 9. Address the person directly. - 10. Refer to parents by name. - 11. Adapting your language and the way you speak. - 12. You will be taken literally. - Sarcasm. - 14. The use of functioning labels. - 15. Non-verbal vs pre-verbal. -16. Pre-conceived ideas. - 17. Appearances can be deceptive. - 18. Triad of impairments. - 19. Giftedness is not a given. - 20. Autism is a neurological condition. - 21. Autistic person, not patient. - 22. No need to grieve. - 23. Puzzling. - 24. facial expressions. - 25. Body language. - 26. Environment. - 27. Physical contact. 28. Have a time limit on the session. -29. Offer breaks during sessions. - 30. Explain what will be happening and when. - 31. Stick to the plan. - 32. Ask specific rather then open-ended questions. - 33. Pace your speech. - 34. Alternatives to non-verbal communication. -35. Things to consider when offering food.

An essential quick read for all professionals working with people with autism, this book contains 35 tips for effective and sensitive communication with individuals on the spectrum. Focusing on positive language and the importance of taking the individual's lead on their preferred terminology, these tips are easy to implement in everyday practice.

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