Everyday Education

Everyday Education

Visual Support for Children With Autism

Book - 2007
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
Visual support aids can be highly effective tools for increasing levels of communication and independence in children with autism, who often have difficulty interpreting spoken language and non-verbal facial expressions.Fully illustrated with inspiring examples, Everyday Education provides a wealth of ideas for creating visual support aids for children on the autism spectrum. Photographs and clear, practical explanations describe how these tools can be arranged helpfully around the home for the child to use. The authors describe how visual support aids can be used in all kinds of everyday situations, from labelling - for example, sticking a picture of a dinner plate with a knife and fork to the chair in which the child sits at meal times - to putting together a pictorial activities schedule for the child to refer to.This fun and encouraging book will be a valuable source of ideas for parents of children with autism and professionals working with them.
Fully illustrated with inspiring examples, this book provides a wealth of ideas for creating visual support aids for children on the autism spectrum. Photographs and clear, practical explanations describe how these tools can be arranged helpfully around the home for the child to use.

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Since autistic children have difficulty seeing "the big picture," and therefore focus on details, visual support aids are a vital tool for increasing communication and understanding skills, say the authors. With insights from Vedel (a hearing and speech therapist), Dyrbjerg shares with parents ad caregivers the visual aids that help her autistic daughter complete her daily routine. Color photographs and brief explanations display how aids (e.g. icons, egg timers) help with hygiene and dressing routines, reduce challenges with learning new skills, assist preparation for school and mealtimes, and encourage social interaction and play. Resources for purchasing aids are included. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2007
ISBN: 9781843104575
1843104571
Branch Call Number: 618.9285 DYR
Characteristics: 127 p. :,col. ill., ports ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vedel, Maria

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