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  1. Nurturing Narratives
    Nurturing Narratives
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    Research shows that if those on the spectrum know how to converse with others, they are more likely to be employed, live independently, and have friends.

    Children ASD are often in situations that may not be meaningful to them and hence are too complex for learning to occur. Due to the importance of understanding and telling stories in conversation for all children, Nurturing Narratives was developed as a story-based language intervention for children. The model emphasizes comprehension, tailors language to the child's developmental level and stresses social engagement. The acquisition of language and literacy skills is embedded in a variety of story-related activities. Do you know somebody who struggles with conversation skills? This evidence-based practice can help.

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  2. Building Independence
    Building Independence
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    Increase Independence and engagement.  Provide a sense of accomplishment.

    Structured work systems provide visual information about what work needs to be done, how much works needs to be done, when the work is complete and what will happen next. Due to the predictability and sense of accomplishment that is built into the system, many individuals with ASD find that structured work time is their favorite time of the day. Full of color photos and case examples spanning different ages and levels of functioning, the book provides an A-Z guide to work systems, including assessment, strategies for building work systems into the curriculum, IEPs, and lesson planning. Foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD.

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  3. Social Skills Training
    Social Skills Training
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    How important is it to have good social skills?

    Throughout this text, you'll discover 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communication problems. The presentation of each skill consists of a reproducible skill handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home. A concluding chapter on promoting peer acceptance offers sensitivity training programs for both students of various age groups and school staff, making this a complete social skills training package for students of all ages. 

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  4. Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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    Students in the inclusive Nest Model score above their peers in statewide assessment swith no paraprofessional support!

    The ASD Nest Program serves students with autism spectrum disorder and typically-developing students in a co-teaching model and does not require paraprofessional participation. Adopted by the New York City Public Schools and the country of Denmark, this evidence-based approach shows how children with ASD can be successful in general education settings. This timely resource clearly communicates how to create a classroom in which every learner succeeds with specific and easy-to-implement strategies for students who require minimal supports, as well as those who require more intense interventions. It incorporates evidence-based practices, positive behavior supports, and uses Response to Intervention (RtI). 

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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
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    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. Learn to Move, Moving Up!
    Learn to Move, Moving Up!
    $34.95

    Sensory, play-based and literacy instruction -- all in one!

    Using the same easy-to-use format as her first book, Learn to Move, Move to Learn, Brack brings us a series of effective sensory-based activities for older school-aged children! These literacy-rich lesson plans include specially designed curriculum suggestions and underscore how activities can be adapted to meet state and national standards. The book also contains assessment and evaluation considerations, including a reproducible Teacher Observation Checklist.

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  7. 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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  8. Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum
    Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum
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    Teach children with autism to play using this evidence-based curriculum!

    Many children on the autism spectrum spend inordinate amounts of time alone. Without appropriate intervention, they are especially vulnerable to being excluded from their peer group and leading impoverished play lives. This practical guide offers an introduction to the principles, tools and techniques that comprise the Integrated Play Groups model. Pamela Wolfberg essentially translates theory into effective and meaningful practice, giving practitioners, parents and other caregivers the tools to initiate peer play groups for children in school, home and community settings.

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  9. Building Social Relationships 2
    Building Social Relationships 2
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    Autism Society of America's Outstanding Literary Award

    Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum organizes the many evidence-based social skills strategies and resources currently available to make it easier for parents and educational professionals to teach social skills and design social skills programs for children with ASD. A comprehensive five-step model addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD. This second edition, emphasizes the importance of targeting both social skills and social-cognitive processing.

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  10. Super Skills
    Super Skills
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    Easy to implement group social skills lessons!

    For most children on the autism spectrum, social skills pose greater challenges than academics! This series of social skills activities is designed to help elementary-aged students with autism spectrum disorder and those with similar needs to succeed in the social realm. Group lessons are organized under four types of skills necessary for success: fundamental skills, social initiation skills, getting along with others, and social response skills. Each lesson is highly structured and organized, making it easy for teachers and other group leaders to implement successfully. A series of practical checklists and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students' social skills levels and subsequent program planning.

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