Safeguarding your child with autism : strategies and tools to reduce risks / Jack Scott and Bairbre Flood with Dennis Debbaudt, Kyle Bennett, and Toby Honsberger, Sandra L Harris, series editor

By: Scott, Jack.
Contributor(s): Flood, Bairbre | Debbaudt, Dennis 1949- | Bennett, Kyle | Honsberger, Toby | Harris, Sandra L [series editor].
Series: Topics in autism.Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2020Description: xiii, 328 pages : illustrations : 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781606130056.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | PERSONAL SAFETY | SAFETY EDUCATION | PARENT GUIDES | TEACHERS GUIDES
Contents:
The scope of the problem : the status of safety and children with autism -- Models for safety -- Instructional approaches to promote autism safety -- Dealing with the big risks to children with autism -- Safety at school for children with autism -- The assessment and treatment of elopement among children with autism / Kyle Bennett and Toby Honsberger -- Devices and technology for ensuring the safety of children with autism -- Collaborating with community safety partners : working with law enforcement, fire-rescue, and first response personnel / Dennis Debbaudt -- The future of safety for children with autism.
Summary: "Safeguarding Your Child with Autism, written by experts for parents and professionals, describes the scope of safety issues, how the presence of autism contributes to an elevated risk, and the strategies and tools which can be used to minimize the hazards and consequences at home, school, and in the community. Most importantly, the book offers a prescriptive focus on teaching children how to be safe with special emphasis given to elopement (wandering), and how to assess and treat for this especially risky behavior. It covers proven instructional approaches—direct teaching, role play, modeling, and experiential learning—which incorporate effective teaching strategies such as predictability, prompts and reinforcement, and visual supports. In addition, the book describes numerous useful devices and technology from alarms to monitors to trackers. And it offers essential advice on how to proactively collaborate with law enforcement and first responders." Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The scope of the problem : the status of safety and children with autism -- Models for safety -- Instructional approaches to promote autism safety -- Dealing with the big risks to children with autism -- Safety at school for children with autism -- The assessment and treatment of elopement among children with autism / Kyle Bennett and Toby Honsberger -- Devices and technology for ensuring the safety of children with autism -- Collaborating with community safety partners : working with law enforcement, fire-rescue, and first response personnel / Dennis Debbaudt -- The future of safety for children with autism.

"Safeguarding Your Child with Autism, written by experts for parents and professionals, describes the scope of safety issues, how the presence of autism contributes to an elevated risk, and the strategies and tools which can be used to minimize the hazards and consequences at home, school, and in the community. Most importantly, the book offers a prescriptive focus on teaching children how to be safe with special emphasis given to elopement (wandering), and how to assess and treat for this especially risky behavior. It covers proven instructional approaches—direct teaching, role play, modeling, and experiential learning—which incorporate effective teaching strategies such as predictability, prompts and reinforcement, and visual supports. In addition, the book describes numerous useful devices and technology from alarms to monitors to trackers. And it offers essential advice on how to proactively collaborate with law enforcement and first responders." Provided by publisher.

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