07 December 2016

Uniquely human: A different way of seeing autism


Uniquely human: A different way of seeing autism is a 272-page guide to using a different approach to understanding individuals on the autism spectrum. Written by a world-renowned leader in the autism field, this book seeks to discover what is behind an individual’s behaviors rather than trying to just “fix” the person.

The book is written in two parts; the first part looks at understanding autism while the second part highlights aspects of living with autism. An extensive introduction discusses Prizant’s background work with individuals on the spectrum and his approach to understanding them. Suggestions are offered throughout the book about focusing on an individual’s strengths and abilities and how to support and enhance the person rather than trying to change behaviors.

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check out this title or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

06 December 2016

Parties, dorms and social norms: A crash course in safe living for young adults on the autism spectrum


Parties, dorms and social norms: A crash course in safe living for young adults on the autism spectrum is a 288-page guide on growing up for teens on the autism spectrum. Written by professionals in the autism field, this book is broken out into three parts. Part one covers the social aspects of adult life including realtionships and sex in addition to practicing safe surfing online. Part two focuses on health concerns in adulthood including drinking, drugs, and managing stress. Part three discusses aspects of independent living including roommates, household safety and finances.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

02 December 2016

Life, animated: A story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism


Life, animated: A story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism is a 384-page memoir of life with a child who for many years was nonverbal. Deeply entrenched in Disney movies, the author’s son could not communicate with the family. This story is about learning how to connect with him. As with most children, Owen was a happy spirited toddler until about two and a half years old. Something changed at that time, and he regressed.

The book works through Owen’s stages of development from the beginning when he was a typically-developing young child to the “growing backward” stage, the doctors and their tests, to Owen’s fascinations. Disney movies played prominently throughout his life and became the connection the family finally discovered that could reach Owen.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

01 December 2016

The Augmentative/Alternative Communication Spectrum

Have you thought of Augmentative/Alternative Communication as a spectrum? There is a whole range of options from low/no tech to high tech solutions to empowering individuals with speech impairments. The folks at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism have put together an article covering the spectrum of AAC.

To view the article, please visit:
https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/the-augmentative-alternative-communication-spectrum

30 November 2016

Autplay therapy for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum


Autplay therapy for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum: A behavioral play-based approach is a 236-page guide to using a play-based treatment approach with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. Written by a licensed professional counselor who is also a certified autism specialist, this book offers a thorough understanding of autism spectrum disorders including practical treatment that includes parent training to continue treatment in the home.

The book begins with an overview of autism and developmental disabilities including statistics, early detection, and characteristics followed by a discussion of the foundations of AutPlay Therapy. The therapy is then laid out in detail covering target areas, treatment phases, and parent training. Research and case studies are included as well as specific interventions. Additional resources such as intake guides, parent guides, toys and materials list, and forms are available at the back of the book.

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check out this title or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

29 November 2016

Something different about dad: How to live with your amazing Asperger parent


Something different about dad: How to live with your amazing Asperger parent is a 152-page book written for children ages 7 to 15 years who have a parent on the autism spectrum. Written in a fun comic-book style, Sophie tells the story of her dad, Mark, and the journey their family took in order to understand Mark's differences better. Mark has some quirks. He does not like noisy family gatherings, gets upset when his family is late for dinner, and REALLY prefers things to be neat and clean. But he also has some really good quirks, too. Mark is always on time to pick Sophie and her brother, Daniel, up from school, he has a vast knowledge of engines and how they work, and then there is his obsession with buses.

In between the chapters of Sophie's story, the author and illustrator of the book explain to Sophie the aspects of asperger syndrome that make Mark different and offer ways to begin to understand situations when tempers may flare and what to do to remedy the situation.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

28 November 2016

Mobile App Monday - Sunny Articulation Phonology Test Kit


The Sunny Articulation Test (SAPT) is an individually administered clinical tool for screening, identification, diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of articulation skills in English speaking individuals. The Sunny Articulation & Phonology Test (SAPT) can be used to identify articulation errors patterns in children as well as adults, while supplementing data obtained from standardized assessments.

To learn more about this app, please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id371280343