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  1. Teaching Students With Classic Autism Functional Social Skills in Natural Settings: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment and Evidence-Based Practices
    Teaching Students With Classic Autism Functional Social Skills in Natural Settings: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment and Evidence-Based Practices
    was $24.95 Special Price $22.46

    Students with classic features of autism tend to learn best by participating in activities they find interesting, engaging, and are part of their daily lives.

    This highly practical book guides teachers and other practitioners in developing and implementing comprehensive social skills programs for individuals with classic autism. It embeds social skills within lessons that impact real-life social situations, such as learning to do something nice for others, working on a classroom project, or waiting in a cafeteria line.

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  2. The ASD Nest Model
    The ASD Nest Model
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    A framework for inclusive education for higher functioning children with autism spectrum disorders. With results-driven strategies on every page, be sure to add this must-read title to your ASD resources.

    This well-researched and evidence-based inclusion program, implemented by NYC Public Schools, uses a positive behavior support approach and incorporates strategies that address areas of difficulties common in children with autism spectrum disorder, specifically sensory functioning, social relatedness, self-regulation, managing anxiety, and selective cognitive problems.

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  3. The Cartoon and Script Curriculum for Teaching Social Behavior and Communication
    The Cartoon and Script Curriculum for Teaching Social Behavior and Communication
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    Improve communication, increase flexibility, and decrease stress!

    This easy-to-use book is designed to help children with ASD find friends, become better communicators, increase their flexibility, and live lives that are less stressful. Skills are presented in the form of cartoons, scripts and role play – all evidence-based practices – that address a wide range of developmental levels. This book breaks down complex behaviors into manageable steps and provides methods to help children and youth generalize skills across settings and people. The result: individuals on the spectrum become more effective in managing everyday life!

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  4. The Classroom and Communication Skills Program
    The Classroom and Communication Skills Program
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    Effectively teach young children with autism.

    Educators seeking an effective ways to help young children who are non-verbal or limited-verbal will find this book the solution to their search for an effective program. The Classroom and Communication Skills Program addresses the combination of factors that support learning, including verbal language, preacademic skills, listening skills, motivation, oral-motor skills, and receptiveexpressive language skills.

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  5. The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities
    The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities
    was $34.95 Special Price $31.46

    Can you remember all of the supports that your student with ASD needs throughout the day? If not, this can help!

    This system allows educators to understand how to implement an instructional program for students with ASD. Known as CAPS, the model answers common questions about finding the right supports to fit a child's learning style in order to help him reach his full potential. CAPS enables educators and other professionals to address adequate yearly progress (AYP), response to intervention (RTI), and positive behavior support (PBS) designed to help those with ASD. This expanded second edition of CAPS adds important new material on technical assistance/consultation, as well as a major focus on evidence-based practices for ASD.

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  6. Conversation Club Teaching Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Conversation Club Teaching Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
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    Conversation Club is the first curriculum of its kind designed specifically for elementary-age students with high-functioning autism (HFA) and other social cognitive challenges to provide a comprehensive instructional framework for teaching both the “how” and “why” of conversation. The Conversation Club helps instructors guide children through the rudiments of conversation by introducing them to a clubhouse filled with a kid-friendly cast of club members, including Friendly Freddy (the president of the Club); the twins, Looking Louie and Listening Lisa; Fix It Farrah; Good Memory Maria; New Words Nate; and the club mascot, Paco the Parrot. Club meetings are specially designed to facilitate thinking about the social significance underlying each conversation skill. Conversation goal areas include conversation initiation and topic selection, topic maintenance, perspective taking, and social motivation, environmental awareness and body readiness, active listening behaviors, gaining attention behaviors, and conversation repair. Learn More
  7. Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Ziggurat Model-Release 2.0 - Textbook Edition
    Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Ziggurat Model-Release 2.0 - Textbook Edition
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    Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Ziggurat Model, Release 2.0 - Textbook Edition

    This textbook presents a process and framework for designing interventions for individuals of all ages with ASD consistent with current special education trends, including response to intervention (RTI), evidence-based practices, and positive behavioral supports. Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Ziggurat Model is newly updated and expanded with the latest research and a new version of the Underlying Characteristics Checklist for Early Intervention (UCC-EI), in addition to UCC-HF and UCC-CL for individuals with higher functioning and classic autism, respectively. AAPC textbooks enhance the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as certificate programs and professional development workshops, by providing instructors with: Core topics related to autism spectrum and related disabilities, evidence-based materials and practical applications for school, home and community, authors who are experts in the field of autism spectrum disorder. If you're teaching a college course or preparing for an in-house training, turn to The Ziggurat Model 2.0 to cover intervention strategies/comprehensive planning. Foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD.

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  8. Autism as Context Blindness
    Autism as Context Blindness
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    Dr. Vermeulen has produced a brilliant work that demands attention. Autism as Context Blindness provides a unique glance into the minds of individuals with ASD.

    The internationally known psychologist, Vermeulen explains how the autistic brain functions and highlights the impact of not understanding context. Full of often humorous examples, the book examines context as it relates to observation, social interactions, communication and knowledge. Vermeulen discusses ways to reduce context blindness. Dr. Vermeulen's insights regarding context blindness deliver fresh perspective on how individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceive and respond to their environment.

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  9. Behavior Mapping
    Behavior Mapping
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    A Visual Strategy for Teaching Appropriate Behavior to Individuals With Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

    Grounded in evidence-based practice, Amy Buie's Behavior Mapping is a groundbreaking way of motivating children to make good choices and learn new skills. Better yet, due to its visual nature, this simple-to-implement strategy is effective for a range of students, regardless of age and ability level. Supported by examples and real-life vignettes, four major categories of maps are presented: Consequence Maps, Complex Behavior Maps, Language Maps, and Problem-Solving Maps covering major classroom challenges. For ease of use, owners of the book may download Behavior Map templates.

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  10. Big Picture Thinking
    Big Picture Thinking
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    Does your student have difficulties in understanding the "big picture" and supporting details? This can help.

    Many people who have difficulties with social cognition, including those on the autism spectrum, do not see the big picture of a situation. That is, they tend to focus, or even hyper-focus, on details and have difficulty recognizing the main idea, topic or general point in conversations, stories or pictures. This is often referred to as challenges in central coherence. Big Picture Thinking Using Central Coherence Theory to Support Social Skills was written to help students with autism and related disabilities use individual pieces of social information fit into a larger context, so that they may begin to become big picture thinkers and, therefore, be more successful.

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