Choosing effective support for people on the autism spectrum : a guide based on academic perspectives and lived experience / Matthew Bennett, Emma Goodall, Jane Nugent.

By: Bennett, Matthew.
Contributor(s): Goodall, Emma | Nugent, Jane.
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2021Description: xiii, 242 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780367421274.Subject(s): AUTISM | INTERVENTION | SOCIAL INTERACTION | BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT | ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY | ANIMAL THERAPY | SENSORY ISSUES | DIET THERAPY | PHYSICAL THERAPY | ART THERAPY | MUSIC THERAPY | PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS | COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY
Contents:
1.Introduction 2. Strategies Involving Social Interactions 3. Developmental and Behavioural Supports and Programs 4. Assistive Technology 5. Therapeutic Supports Involving Animals 6. Sensory-based Strategies 7. Dietary Programs 8. Physical Activities 9. Music and Art Therapy 10. Psychotropic Medications 11. Cognitive-based Strategies 12. Conclusion and Final Comments Appendix.
Summary: his book is essential for anyone interested in learning about the therapeutic potential of orthodox and state-of-the-art supports for autistics. Using research evidence, supports are rated using a Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Tin category system. ‘Gold’ is extremely promising and use with confidence, whereas ‘Tin’ is extremely unsafe and potentially life threatening. This book, however, is more complex than just presenting literature reviews about supports for autistics and then rating the efficacy of the support. In addition to this, the insights and experiences of autistics about the autism supports examined are presented. Such testimonials provide an insider perspective from those who ultimately stand to benefit or suffer after receiving a support – namely autistics themselves. -- book jacket
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1.Introduction 2. Strategies Involving Social Interactions 3. Developmental and Behavioural Supports and Programs 4. Assistive Technology 5. Therapeutic Supports Involving Animals 6. Sensory-based Strategies 7. Dietary Programs 8. Physical Activities 9. Music and Art Therapy 10. Psychotropic Medications 11. Cognitive-based Strategies 12. Conclusion and Final Comments Appendix.

his book is essential for anyone interested in learning about the therapeutic potential of orthodox and state-of-the-art supports for autistics. Using research evidence, supports are rated using a Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Tin category system. ‘Gold’ is extremely promising and use with confidence, whereas ‘Tin’ is extremely unsafe and potentially life threatening. This book, however, is more complex than just presenting literature reviews about supports for autistics and then rating the efficacy of the support. In addition to this, the insights and experiences of autistics about the autism supports examined are presented. Such testimonials provide an insider perspective from those who ultimately stand to benefit or suffer after receiving a support – namely autistics themselves. -- book jacket

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