Building communication and independence for children across the autism spectrum : strategies to address minimal language, echolalia and behavior / Elizabeth Ives Field

By: Field, Elizabeth Ives.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2021Copyright date: 2021Description: 208 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781787755468.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS | ECHOLALIA | BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS | NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION | INDEPENDENCE | COMMUNICATION SKILLSSummary: "This book shows how to teach functional communication skills to children on the autistic spectrum, in order to help them achieve four important life qualities: safety, happiness, independence, and productivity. Expert author Elizabeth Ives Field combines over four decades of working in the autism field to provide practical, in depth teaching strategies for children on the spectrum who struggle with 'typical' communication. Her strategies can be applied and adapted for children who are non-verbal or with limited vocabulary, children with echolalia, as well as for social and behavioural issues. Importantly the book considers the full severity of autism across the spectrum and emphasises the need to teach skills that are functional, developmentally appropriate, useful in the moment and a step to future learning. Includes case studies showing communication difficulties and solutions in action. Covers a wide range of interventions to address communication, independence and social behaviour and provides developmentally appropriate strategies to help children express themselves more effectively, build relationships and reach their full potential." Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"This book shows how to teach functional communication skills to children on the autistic spectrum, in order to help them achieve four important life qualities: safety, happiness, independence, and productivity. Expert author Elizabeth Ives Field combines over four decades of working in the autism field to provide practical, in depth teaching strategies for children on the spectrum who struggle with 'typical' communication. Her strategies can be applied and adapted for children who are non-verbal or with limited vocabulary, children with echolalia, as well as for social and behavioural issues. Importantly the book considers the full severity of autism across the spectrum and emphasises the need to teach skills that are functional, developmentally appropriate, useful in the moment and a step to future learning. Includes case studies showing communication difficulties and solutions in action. Covers a wide range of interventions to address communication, independence and social behaviour and provides developmentally appropriate strategies to help children express themselves more effectively, build relationships and reach their full potential." Provided by publisher.

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