Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn
Getting to Go!
While a functional behavior analysis is usually the starting place for students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism (HFA), who are engaging in behaviors that do not serve them well, if used as the starting place for students with classic autism, an FBA has variable results, most often leaving us with with the feeling that we are not making any significant progress. This book is unique in distinguishing this difference and recognizing the importance of first offering stabilization strategies that affords students with a better regulated body, which often enable students with classic autism to increase their time in school, most of them working up to full-day participation. This simple-to-use book focuses on two major areas of stabilization found critical for students on the autism spectrum, sensory regulation and visual supports. With proper use of these strategies, the student with classic autism can get to GO! - that is feeling regulated and supported. Once on GO!, the strategies that are helpful for AS/HF can be employed to maintain optimal game play throughout the day. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
, MSW, maintains a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, providing consultation for families, school districts and other agencies. Besides having autism herself, she is the parent of three now grown sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Judy does workshops and presentations on a variety of autism-related issues, is part of the Wisconsin DPI Statewide Autism Training Team and a board member of both the Autism Society of America, Wisconsin Chapter and the Autism National Committee.
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