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Autism
Educational and Therapeutic Approaches



May 2011 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

There are a number of different approaches and therapies available for children, young people and adults on the autistic spectrum, and the amount of information available on each one can be daunting for professionals and parents alike. Autism, Educational and Theoretical Approaches offers concise and clear explanations of a variety of proposed interventions and their effectiveness, and helps the reader to decide on the most appropriate treatment for each individual.

Efrosini Kalyva provides accessible information about recent scientific evidence and the latest research, and allows you to consider the pros and cons of each approach. She focuses on the following areas:

  • cognitive-behavioral approaches
  • developing social interaction
  • alternative communication strategies
  • developing play
  • sensory-motor approaches
  • psychotherapeutic approaches
  • biochemical approaches

This much-needed guide for practitioners and student teachers will also appeal to interested parents, and to anyone looking for a comparative examination of the variety of treatments on offer.

 

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL APPROACHES
 
A: Applied Behaviour Analysis
 
B: TEACCH Programme
 
C: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
 
D: Denver Health Sciences Programme
 
E: DIR/Floortime Method
 
F: LEAP - Learning Experiences: An Alternative Programme for Preschoolers and Parents
 
G: Miller Method
 
PART TWO: APPROACHES FOR DEVELOPING SOCIAL INTERACTION
 
A: Social Stories
 
B: Circle of Friends
 
PART THREE: APPROACHES FOR DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION
 
A PECS
 
B Sign Language
 
PART FOUR: APPROACHES BASED ON PLAY
 
A: Non-Directive Play
 
B: Pivotal Response Training
 
C: Integrated Play Groups
 
PART FIVE: SENSORIMOTOR APPROACHES
 
A: Music Therapy
 
B: Sensory Integration
 
C: Auditory Integration
 
D: Visual Therapies
 
E: Facilitated Communication
 
F: Higashi School or Daily Life Therapy
 
PART SIX: BIOCHEMICAL APPROACHES
Pharmacotherapy

 
Secretin

 
Other Biochemical Therapies

 
 
Other Approaches
 
A: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
 
B: Holding Therapy
 
C: Son-Rise Programme or Options
 
Epilogue
 
References

Excellent book relevant for range of courses (Socail Work, CYCS, HSCSCS)

Ms Jane Donson
Education,health and social care, Winchester University
June 24, 2011

When is someone going to write a book about the experience of adults who have been diagosed as adults and who therefore have had no interventions until they were adults? This book is rather judgemental in places but makes no excuses for that and justifies why it needs to be so. it is definately based on practical experience over the years which is great.

Mrs Anne Fenech
Please select your department, Please select your institution
June 16, 2011
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