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Act It Out: Social Skills for Teens with Autism
Spectrum Disorder and Related Disorders One
Year of Social Skills Lessons for Students Grades 7-12. Jeannie Stefonex,
This innovative social skills curriculum addresses teens'
need to effectively use social skills across settings through motivating
scripts, skits, and guided practice. The curriculum is designed for the busy
teacher who wants to have fun, constructive lessons, giving students unique
opportunities to show their acting skills and experience emotional responses in
||Ann Drew Jackson.
Joan Clark, $19.75
ANN DREW JACKSON lets children with and without autism
spectrum disorders get a glimpse of the frustrations that can drift
into people’s lives. Through the experiences of Jackson and Hillary
readers learn, from both sides of the spectrum, that people are
people despite life’s circumstances.
Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory
Solutions That Build Success. Jennifer Veenendall, $26.50
ARNIE AND HIS SCHOOL TOOLS is an illustrated children's
book about an exuberant little boy who had difficulty paying attention
in class and doing his school work until he was equipped with the
tools to accommodate his sensory needs. Written from Arnie's point
of view, the book uses simple language to describe some of the sensory
tools and strategies he uses at school and home to help him achieve
a more optimal level of alertness and performance. Occupational
therapists, teachers and parents will find this book an engaging
way to introduce elementary students to basic sensory tools used
to help children focus in classroom settings, such as fidgets, chewy
pencil toppers, and weighted vests. Additional resources are provided
at the end of the book, including definitions of sensory processing
and sensory modulation disorder, suggested discussion questions,
and lists of related books and websites.
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The ASD NEST Model: a Framework for
Inclusive Education for Higher Functioning Children with Autism Spectrum
Disorders. Edited by Shirely Cohen & Lauren
This well-researched and evidence-based
program was formulated in response to the severe shortage of educational
programs designed for higher functioning school-age children with ASD, which
often leads to inappropriate placement, and a lack of supports... all of which
inevitably results in poor educational experiences. The program uses a positive
behavior support approach and incorporates strategies that address areas of
difficulties common in children with ASD, specifically sensory functioning,
social relatedness, self-regulation, managing anxiety, and selective cognitive
problems. This program helps children function comfortably and successfully in
mainstream settings in their schools and communities, whenever feasible, with
decreased need for professional support.
The ASD Zoo of Kalamazoo. Josie Santomauro, $22.50
AAPC’s latest release, The ASD Zoo of Kalamazoo,
is an illustrated, rhyming children’s book that connects the characteristics of
various zoo animals to the major social skills characteristics of children with
autism spectrum disorder. The book demonstrates how some animals exhibit
specific characteristics, eccentric behaviors and special needs. The book
capitalizes on their strengths.
The goal of this book is for children to
recognize their characteristics and learn how to capitalize on them or adapt
for greater success in the social realm. This resource can be used with
children and their peers to talk openly about diagnosis, challenges and
differences, read by them or with an adult. Professionals can also use the
resource in schools or clinics.
||Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy
and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum. Stephen Shore,
Editor. Foreword by Temple Grandin, $29.95
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Plus Child: How to Identify and Help Children with Asperger Syndrome
and Seven Common Co-Existing Conditions. George Lynn &
Joanne Barrie Lynn, $28.95
THE ASPERGER PLUS
CHILD helps parents, educators and caregivers to understand the
Asperger child who has other conditions including Bipolar Disorder,
Nonverbal Learning Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention
Deficit Disorder. Written for parents, teachers, counselors, and
medical professionals, THE ASPERGER PLUS CHILD offers insights including:
- Why it is important to understand
the real difference between autism and Asperger Syndrome
- How you can tell if a child has AS
or ADD and why the distinction will become more important as the
child grows through his teen years
- What a child with AS who also has
a nonverbal learning disability looks like compared to a child
with AS without an NLD
Though each child is as different as a fingerprint,
there are shared patterns as well as important differences. THE
ASPERGER PLUS CHILD presents a commonsense, interesting, and understandable
description of these essential distinctions.
||Asperger Syndrome and
Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success. Brenda Smith
Myles & Diane Adreon, $24.95
||Asperger Syndrome and
the Elementary School Experience: Practical Solutions for Academic
& Social Difficulties. Susan Thompson Moore, $27.95
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an Owner’s Manual: What You, Your Parents, and Your Teachers Need
to Know. Ellen Heller Korin, $25.95
SYNDROME: AN OWNER'S MANUAL is an interactive workbook designed
for young people, grades 5 through 8, for use with guidance from
a helping adult. Astutely written to be understood by these particular
adolescents, An Owner’s Manual describes what Asperger
syndrome is and how it can affect daily life. With the help of a
trusted adult, the child completes a series of exercises related
to learning style, sensory issues, emotions, relationships, and
more, culminating in a written plan for each major area of his life
that will serve as a constant guide and reinforcement. This unique
workbook not only reassures the young people that the things they
are struggling with can improve, but also empowers them by providing
a chance to identify their needs and to participate in developing
interventions and future planning.
Asperger Syndrome: an Owner's Manual 2 For
Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends,
and Your Employer, Need to Know. Ellen Heller Korin, $25.95
ASPERGER SYNDROME: AN OWNER'S MANUAL 2 FOR OLDER
ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Asperger
Syndrome: an Owner's Manual. This interactive workbook deals
with issues that older adolescents and adults face, such as relationships,
marriage, independent living, employment, and self-care. This much-needed
resource is designed to inform and support AS individuals as they
come to grips with their strengths and challenges and plan for a
successful adulthood within the neurotypical world.
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and Sensory Issues. Brenda Smith Myles, Katherine Tapscott Cook,
Nancy E. Miller, Louann Rinner & Lisa A. Robbins; $23.95
Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests and Personal Growth.
Jackie Marquette, $23.50
Preparing youth with autism spectrum for life after
high school requires fresh thinking and new actions from everyone
involved. BECOMING REMARKABLY ABLE is a system of ongoing assessments
with action steps, designed for family members and professionals
to guide an individual through an exploration process to identify
strengths and gifts that support emotional needs and promote growth.
This resource is helpful for individuals who are high functioning
as well as for those who have more significant disabilities. With
a focus on increased capability or independence, BECOMING REMARKABLY
ABLE helps establish goals and pursue paths for students in transition.
Behavior Mapping. Amy Buie, $31.95
A visual strategy for teaching
appropriate behavior to individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders.
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Building Independence: How to Create
and Use Structured Work Systems. Christine Reeve
& Susan Kabot, $47.95
Individuals with ASD and related
disorders are supported by a variety of people throughout their day, whether in
educational and work settings, transition programs or at home. Structured work
systems are one method that can be used to ensure that they develop and maintain
their ability to work on their own, without assistance and prompting from
others. Structured work systems are designed to give visual information about
what work needs to be done, how much works needs to be done, when the work is
completed and what will happen next. Due to the predictability and sense of
accomplishment that are built into the system, many individuals with ASD find
the structured work time their favorite time of the day. Full of color photos
and case examples spanning age and levels of functioning, the book provides an
A-Z guide to work systems, including assessment, how to build them into the
curriculum, IEPs, lesson planning and more.
Building Social Relationships 2: a Systematic Approach
to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents on the Autism
Spectrum. Scott Bellini, $54.95
Building Social Relationships organizes the myriad
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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Canoes, Cabins and
Campfires: Guidelines for Establishing a Summer Camp for Children
with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jill Hudson, $20.50
Many children with autism spectrum disorders
are not able to thrive in a typical summer camp due to their unique
sensory and behavioral needs. Yet, like all other kids they love
the camp experience. This book presents in clear and detailed terms
what it takes to put on a camp that takes into consideration the
special needs of children on the autism spectrum.
and Communication Skills Program. Megan
Ahlers & Colleen Hannigan Zillich, $25.50
Practical strategies for educating young children with Autism Spectrum and other developmental disabilities in the public school setting.
Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum
Disorders and Related Disabilities, 2nd Edition. Shawn Henry
& Brenda Smith Myles, $47.95
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. Used with The Ziggurat Model, CAPS enables educators and other
professionals to address adequate yearly progress (AYP), response to
intervention (RTI), and positive behavior support (PBS). This expanded second
edition of CAPS adds important new material on technical
assistance/consultation as well as up-to-date considerations of current
mandates and trends that support CAPS use, including a major focus on
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Comprehensive Planning Process for Students with Autism Spectrum
Disorders and Related Disabilities: the Ziggurat Model and Comprehensive
Autism Planning System. Autism Asperger Publishing Company,
The Ziggurat/CAPS Implementation Manual
offers an overview of the Ziggurat Model and CAPS followed by a
description of how they can be applied in various settings, an overview
of training parameters, and how various settings, an overview of
training parameters, and how the process can be used for one student
or adopted by an entire system. The manual ends with a brief overview
of assessment instruments that can be used to assess the impact
of the Ziggurat Model and CAPS on an individual and on the system.
Dear Diana... Diana's Guide to Independent Living: For
Adolescents and Young Adults With Different Learning Styles and Special Needs.
Diana Bilezikian, $24.95
After graduating from high school, the author attended
Chapel Haven, a program for young adults with special needs and learning
differences. This practical resource is an outgrowth of a series of emails she
sent to relatives and friends about her life and the skills she was learning.
Backed by the president of Chapel Haven, Diana’s original ideas have been
expanded into a helpful collection of advice and support for how to live an
independent and meaningful life. Hints and suggestions are grouped under the
major headings of Life, Consumer, and Financial Skills; Communication and
Interpersonal Skills; Self-Care and Domestic Living; Getting Around; Stress
Management; Taking Charge, Managing Priorities, and Solving Problems; and
Safety and Emergencies.
Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning
Autism, Revised Edition. Temple Grandin & Kate Duffy, $28.95
This career planning guide is written
specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults
on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers, and counselors.
The two authors weave together a unique blend of information
and advice based on personal experiences. Temple Grandin draws
from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and
her professional career, and Kate Duffy uses her expertise
on employment issues and the mother of two teenagers with autistic-like
behaviors. The result is an extremely useful and practical
book that introduces step-by-step processes for the job search
with a major section on the impact ASD has in the workplace,
including managing sensory problems, how to nurture and turn
talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are
particularly suited to individuals on the spectrum, and much
more. First-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from
individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly
suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum
round off this exciting new resource.
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for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, DVD. Brenda
Smith Myles, $33.95, DVD 25 minutes
Daily life can present stress to all of us, but for individuals with
autism spectrum disorders everyday life can be particularly challenging.
When not addressed early on, stress can quickly escalate, culminating
in full-blown rage. Fortunately, there are signs along the way, if
only we know what to look for. In this DVD, Brenda Smith Myles, co-author
of Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions
for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns, shares her unique insights about
the rage cycle along with interventions for each stage, including
recommendations for adult behavior.
Everybody is Different
— a Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters with Autism.
Fiona Bleach, $14.95
Many young people have a hard time
understanding the complexities of what autism Is and why people with autism
engage in the behaviors that they do. This book gives answers to the many
questions brothers and sisters of young people on the autism spectrum have
about their siblings. In addition to explaining in basic terms the
characteristics of autism, this little book is full of helpful suggestions for
making family life more comfortable for everyone. The many illustrations make
this a warm and accessible book for young people.
Everyday Classroom Strategies and
Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jamie Bleiweiss, Lauren Hough & Shirley Cohen, $47.99
This practical approach to working with
students with autism spectrum disorders helps to demystify the processes needed
to help these students succeed and gives teachers the supports to plan
appropriately for them. Adopted by several schools and districts, 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 intensive
interventions. In compliance with current trends in education, it incorporates
evidence-based practices, positive behavior supports, and uses Response to
||Everyday Solutions: a
Practical Guide for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Mindy Small and Lisa Kontente, $34.95
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Facilitating Early Social Communication Skills: from
Theory to Practice. Pamela Rosenthal Rollins, $93.95
Learn how to design and implement a high-quality inclusive
program that helps young children with autism spectrum disorders develop social
communication and language skills.
This text presents a developmental social-pragmatic
approach to facilitating language and social communication. Consistent with the
SCERTS model (Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional
Supports; Prizant et al.), it makes a major contribution to the training and
support of young children on the autism spectrum, ages 3-5. While the focus is
on the preschool environment, suggestions about how to extend the approach to
the home and other environments where the child with autism spends time are
FB A to Z: Functional
Behavior and Intervention Plans for Individuals with ASD. Ruth Aspy, Barry
G. Grossman, Brenda Smith Myles & Shawn A. Henry, $34.50
FBA to Z: Functional Behavior and
Intervention Plans for Individuals with ASD is a practical guide to
developing comprehensive behavior intervention plans that highlight the need to
understand an individual’s unique needs and strengths within each phase. Using
a case study throughout the book, the authors address the unique
characteristics of individuals with ASD, ultimately resulting in the development
of comprehensive, meaningful, and effective interventions, based on the
specific needs of the learner.
Could Make Me Lose Control! An Activity-Based Method for Evaluating
and Supporting Highly Anxious Students. Kari Dunn Buron,
Using this self-contained product, the
student literally sorts cards describing highly stressful situations
into colorful pockets designating stress levels, ranging from 5-1,
as a first step in changing the way he thinks about and responds
to emotions such as anxiety, sadness and anger. A laminated erasable
page and blank cards enable parents and teachers to individualize
this innovative program. Suggestions for how to include it as part
of a functional behavior assessment and a problem-solving activity
A ‘5’ Is Against
the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up: an Honest Guide for Teens
and Young Adults. Kari Dunn Buron, $27.95
Building on her popular 5-Point Scale, Kari
Dunn Buron takes a narrower look at challenging behavior with a
particular focus on behaviors that can spell trouble for adolescents
and young adults who have difficulty understanding and maintaining
social boundaries. The notion behind the 5-point scale is to take
an idea or behavior and break it into five parts to make it easier
to understand the different degrees of behavior and, eventually,
the consequences of one's behavior. Using a direct and simple style
with lots of examples and hands-on activities, A ‘5’ IS
AGAINST THE LAW speaks directly to adolescents and young adults.
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FLIPP the Switch: Strengthen Executive Function Skills.
Sheri Wilkins & Carol Burmeister, $34.50
Although many educators associate deficits in EF skills
with students on the autism spectrum, the reality is that many young people
struggle with executive functioning. In fact, it is accurate to say that all
young people are learning executive functioning as these skills are not fully
developed until people are well into their twenties. The good news is that
there are evidence-based strategies that can be used at home, in school, in the
community, and in work situations that can significantly improve the executive
functioning of individuals who struggle in this area. Given the right tools,
parents, educators, and others who work with this population can effectively structure
the environment and teach strategic thinking skills that will support the
critical life skills of flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control,
planning, and problem solving.
FLIPP the Switch is a practical book written for
parents and educators by parents and educators. The target audience is anyone
who works with young people aged 3-22 who are disorganized, inflexible,
impulsive, and who struggle with planning or problem solving. This book is
indispensable for anyone who wants to minimize conflict, maximize on-task
behavior, and support positive social-emotional development in a child or
student with challenging behavior.
a Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities
of Friends and Friendship. Margaret-Anne Carter & Josie
Santomauro, $28.50 (ages 7-11)
Making and keeping friends doesn't come easily for
some children. Many children need to be taught a range of strategies
directed at expanding their social understanding skills, such as
reading facial expressions and body language. FRIENDLY FACTS, an
interactive workbook aimed at children ages 7-11, addresses these
challenges by breaking down the complex concept of making friends
into simpler ideas. Through fun, engaging activities, children gain
real-life knowledge of the major "secrets" of making and
keeping friends. By gaining the foundation for making and keeping
friends at a crucial age, children are better prepared for successfully
interacting with others for the rest of their lives.
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Gear Up for Success: a Three-Tiered Planning Model for
Supporting Learners on the Autism Spectrum. Lisa Combs, Carol Dittoe &
Susan Aebker, $30.50
Using the analogy of shifting gears on a bicycle, this
three-tiered planning model provides educations teams with evidence-based
practices at three different levels of intensity to address the unique
challenges of students on the autism spectrum in a variety of common settings
and circumstances. The book not only gives an overview of many evidence-based
practices for teaching students with autism, but goes a step further by helping
educators understand how they can modify the delivery of those interventions
based on the intensity of the student's needs, instructional group size, and
other changing circumstances.
How Asperger Talents Changed the World. Michael Fitzgerald
& Brendan O'Brien, $25.50
GENIUS GENES: HOW ASPERGER TALENTS CHANGED THE WORLD
proposes that many famous historical figures had an autistic mind-style,
and that this should color the way we approach autism today. Arguing
that highly creative people are largely "born and not made,"
the authors present case studies of the lives of 21 famous individuals,
tying their personalities, talents and lifestyles to the major characteristics
of Asperger Syndrome. This book's chief importance lies in challenging
an often negative perception of autism and Asperger Syndrome by
demonstrating that many persons with autism spectrum disorders have
lived rich, complex and productive lives, and that their intelligence
and special talents contributed hugely to shaping the world that
we now know.
Girls Under the
Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing
Everyday Challenges. Lori Ernsperger & Danielle Wendel,
GIRLS UNDER THE UMBRELLA provides insightful first-hand
accounts along with research-based strategies and practical techniques
for addressing the unique needs of girls on the spectrum. Each chapter
includes descriptions of interventions and strategies designed to
improve specific behaviors at home, at school, and in the community.
Throughout, the emphasis is on what sets girls apart from boys on
the spectrum in an effort to ensure that their unique needs are
met and their special talents are fostered and nurtured.
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Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Nancy Mucklow, $29.95
Most children fit almost instinctively
into Grandma's. Children with ASD have a harder time adjusting and even a brief
visit can leave a grandparent mentally and physically exhausted. But it doesn't
have to be that way!
Nancy Mucklow's book serves as a
practical guide to turning grandparents' concern, confusion and initial sadness
for their grandchild with ASD into a relationship of acceptance, confidence and
realistic expectations. Full of intriguing and thought-provoking anecdotes and
rules of thumb, GRANDPARENT'S GUIDE TO ASD includes tried-and-true
recommendations on how to deal with sensory issues, new and unfamiliar environments,
dietary considerations, emotional meltdowns, communication, selecting the right
toys, participating in school and family events... and much more. More
knowledgeable and better prepared after reading this positive and upbeat book,
grandparents can stay relaxed as they use the helpful strategies that allow
them to better connect with their special grandchild.
Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum: a Kid’s
Guide to Living With, Learning From, and Loving a Parent With Autism Spectrum
Disorder. Elizabeth Marks, $20.25
A parent with ASD can provide his or her children deep
love and support, along with a perspective on the world that is wonderfully
unique. At the same time, the emotional and physical demands of parenting can
be taxing for someone with autism.
Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum tackles a topic that has
received little attention – the relationship between a neurotypical child and a
parent on the spectrum. As such, this illustrated children’s book
provides a conversational starting point for families with a parent on the
autism spectrum. While narrated from the perspective of a boy whose father has
ASD and a mother who does not, his thoughts and questions apply equally to
other variations of this family structure.
While an ASD parent craves order, reason, and predictability, the experience of
parenthood is inherently chaotic. This book fills a critical gap in resources
for children and families with parents on the autism spectrum. It takes
children’s feelings of love, confusion, and worry seriously and promotes mutual
respect, affection, and accountability among family members. Overall, this
title reflects the importance of every family member’s commitment to growing
The Hidden Curriculum
for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents
and Young Adults. Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa Trautman
& Ronda Schelvan, $28.50
In the revised and expanded edition of this popular book, the authors
narrow their target to issues common to adolescents and young adults.
While many of the features of the original book have been maintained,
information on evidence-based practice has been added. Further,
a series of instructional strategies are provided that can be used
to teach the hidden curriculum. Instructional aids include charts,
forms, and templates designed to make the job of teaching and learning
the hidden curriculum more effective.
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The Hidden Curriculum
of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of
Employment, a Guide for Individuals with Autism Spectrum and Other
Social-Cognitive Challenges. Brenda Smith Myles, Judy Endow
& Malcom Mayfield, $27.95
Adults on the spectrum often have
difficulty getting and keeping a job that is unrelated to their job skills.
This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary yet often untaught
information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, finding a mentor,
networking, using agencies, interviewing, talking with supervisors, dealing
with on-the-job-frustrations, understanding the social rules at work and many
The Hidden Curriculum and Other
Everyday Challenges for Elementary-Age Children with High-Functioning Autism. Haley Morgan Myles & Annelise Kolar, $20.95
In this 2nd expanded edition, previously
entitled PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO EVERYDAY CHALLENGES FOR CHILDREN WITH
ASPERGER SYNDROME, young authors Haley Myles and Annellise Kolar give simple,
no-nonsense advice on how to handle everyday occurrences that can be
challenging for children on the autism spectrum. This reader-friendly book
provides social rules that help children with peer relationships, school and
everyday activities. New hidden curriculum tips, including tips on Internet
safety, provide children essential social rules for succeeding in an ever-changing
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High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments:
Practical Solutions for Reducing Meltdowns. Brenda Smith Myles & Ruth
This book offers tried-and-true solutions to minimize and
circumvent the often frightening circumstances that surround the rage cycle,
not only for the child with high-functioning autism, but others in the
environment as well. A highly practical and user-friendly resource, High-Functioning
Autism and Difficult Moments focuses on the reactions of the adults around
the child. The authors take the reader through the stages of the rage cycle and
emphasize the importance of utilizing the teachable moments before and after a
“I Hate To Write!” Cheryl
Boucher & Kathy Oehler, $34.50
Tips for helping students with autism spectrum and
related disorders increase achievement, meet academic standards, and become
happy, successful writers.
The Incredible 5-Point Scale, 2nd
Edition: Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Understanding
Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses. Kari Dunn Buron & Mitzi Curtis, $27.50
The second edition of the wildly
popular INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE is significantly improved and
expanded. Using the same practical and user-friendly format as the first
edition, readers benefit from work done with the scales over the past 10 years,
resulting in refinements to the original scales, now considered
"classics" in homes and classrooms across the country and abroad. As
well there are lots of new scales specifically designed for young children and
for those with more classic presentations of autism, including expanded use of
the Anxiety Curve. Another welcome addition is a list of goals and objectives
related to incorporating scales in students' IEPs. As in their other writings,
the authors emphasize the importance of self-management and self-regulation,
two evidence-based practices.
Purchasing the book allows online access
to blank scales, small portable scales and worksheets for easy duplication.
Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism
Spectrum Disorders. Teresa Cardon, $20.50
Research suggests an early start is the key to a
successful intervention for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum
disorder. What many don't know is that research also shows that
for most early intervention programs to be effective, they must
involve a child's primary caregivers, especially when it comes to
such an all-pervasive area as communication. If your child is currently
receiving several therapies or if you are trying on your own to
help encourage and foster communication interactions with your child,
take the tools you find helpful in this book and make sure that
a "family-centered" approach is part of your weekly regime.
If your child is one of the thousands who have been "wait-listed"
for services, wait no more — the tools are at your fingertips!
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Self-Advocacy ISA Curriculum: a Program for Emerging Self-Advocates
with Autism Spectrum and Other Conditions. Valerie Paradiz,
Teacher Manual, $38.95; Student Workbook, $18.50
Self-advocacy plays a vital role
in nearly every aspect of life for individuals on the spectrum,
in school, at home, in the community, and at work. The more
self-awareness people on the spectrum possess, the more they
can be players in advocating for their own comfort, happiness,
and well-being. This cutting-edge curriculum helps professionals
and family members provide children and adults with ASD with
safe forums for self-discovery, structured learning activities,
and a cumulative understanding of the many facets of self-advocacy.
The 12 units included in the Teacher Edition and Student Workbook
provide a comprehensive curriculum with detailed lesson plans,
worksheets and activities, culminating in the creation of a
personal self-advocacy portfolio, a living document that can
be adjusted over the life span.
Interoception: the Eighth Sensory System. Kelly
Many people take it for granted, but one of the most
important skills we have is being able to understand signals from our body. How
you know if you’re hungry, thirsty, tired, etc. are key abilities to live a
healthy life. These are also skills that those with autism spectrum disorder
tend to lack. Kelly Mahler’s newest book gives professionals and parents a new
way to consider teaching these talents to individuals with ASD. She describes
the clear link between interoception and many important skills such as
self-awareness, self-regulation, problem solving, intuition, and many more.
Also available: The Comprehensive Assessment for
Interoceptive Awareness. Kelly Mahler, $35.75
Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System describes
author Kelly Mahler has designed various assessments to accompany the book,
which give professionals and parents a new way to evaluate individuals with ASD
and provide targeted strategies to overcome challenges. This kit contains 10
assessment booklets, and accompanying photos.
Wyoming. Joan Clark, $19.95
Tyler is confused when he is selected by his entire fifth-grade class
to present a going-away gift to Jackson, a classmate who is moving
out of town. The agonizing dilemma is that while Tyler likes Jackson,
he is a little embarrassed to admit it, and is worried about being
"lumped together" with Jackson, whom many of the other students
view as a bit "strange." The truth of the matter is that
Jackson has Asperger Syndrome, which explains his sometimes bizarre
behavior and lack of social skills. In the end, Tyler's kind nature
prevails and he does a wonderful job of presenting a class book to
the departing Jackson. This heart-warming and often humorous book
paints a realistic picture of the ups and downs in the life of a fifth-grader
and, more important, of a young boy with Asperger Syndrome.
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Jay Grows an Alien.
Caroline Levine, $19.50, (ages 9 to 14)
Caroline Levine's short novel, JAY GROWS AN ALIEN,
follows Jay, a young boy with Asperger Syndrome, at school and home.
Over the course of the novel, as he deals with bullies, faces the
difficulties of a sibling relationship, and befriends a cyborg from
outer space, Jay begins to find his place and comes to understand
that differences in him and others are unique and special.
A Program for Teaching Social Skills. Linda Murdock & G.S.
Learn to Move, Move
to Learn: Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes. Jenny
Clark Brack, $48.50
Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Dinosaurs.
Jenny Clark Brack, $37.95 (DVD, 19 minutes)
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Learning the Hidden
Curriculum: the Odyssey of One Autistic Adult. Judy Endow, $29.75
Drawing from her personal experiences,
Judy Endow provides lots of hidden curriculum items that pertain to most areas
of adult life. In relating how she personally has learned to more successfully
maneuver social interactions, she also presents a framework for developing the
ability to more quickly assess a situation and take steps to avoid making
social blunders before they have been committed. A sampling of strategies
includes Pause and Match, Laugh Along, Recognize and Expand Black-and-White
Thinking, and It Is Not Necessary to Report All My Truths. Judy's framework
enables readers to learn to create their own social "rules" and, as a result,
live freer, more successful lives.
a Visual Brain in an Auditory World: Visual Language Strategies
for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ellyn Lucas
Arwood, & Carole Kaulitz, $40.95
Children diagnosed with an autism spectrum
disorder (ASD) often present parents and educators with perplexing
symptoms. Even though the skills of children with ASD can range
from very high to very low, they have similar underlying learning
systems. Knowledge about these learning systems helps provide direction
for choosing effective assessment and intervention methods for helping
individuals with ASD learn to behave, to perform academically, and
to become socially competent.
Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for
Students with Special Needs. Valerie Paradiz, Todd
Germain, Sarah Olivieri & Michelle DeFilice Haverly, $27.50
LESSON PLAN A LA CARTE guides teachers,
clinicians and administrators through a simple, step-by-step process for
creating an integrated lesson plan that addresses the social, environmental and
communication challenges that often block students' access to academics and
other learning. As the slim, 90-page volume indicates, the authors don't want
to add more work to educators' already busy day. The book makes an educator's
existing workload easier to manage by helping them create well-designed and
integrated lesson plans that bring together learning objectives, therapeutic
supports and modifications students need in the classroom. These plans can then
be carried out solo or by a team. Guided instructions are printed on all
template forms which are provided in the book as well as on the accompanying
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Life and Love:
Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults. Zosia Zaks, $27.95
Written for adults on the spectrum and
those involved – parents, spouses, friends – this book is divided
into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author
describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with daily living.
In the love section, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions
for different types of relationships and weaves these together with
the core concept of self-esteem.
Make Social Learning Stick! How to Guide and Nurture
Social Competence through Everyday Routines and Activities. Elizabeth
This book offers a “social learning diet” of concepts and
actions that can be used in everyday life to increase verbal and nonverbal
language, listening skills, understanding of hidden rules, perspective taking, executive
functioning, and more. The activities are recipes for social and emotional
learning for which parents, teachers, and therapists typically already have the
ingredients. With close to 200 fun and easy activities, including contributions
from leading experts, this book offers numerous ways to embrace teachable
moments throughout daily routines without having to do extra work! Events like
getting ready for school, preparing dinner, going to the doctor, and
celebrating Thanksgiving become opportunities for teaching and reinforcing
expected social behavior. Geared toward children in preschool through
elementary school, the ideas are meant to inspire creativity that suits each
specific child. Activities can be easily tailored to meet a child’s
developmental level, needs, or challenges.
Andrew: Day-to-Day Living with a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Wallis Simpson, $25.50
When the author's son was diagnosed with ASD at the
age of four, she began collecting files of paperwork from doctors
and therapists, test results, IEPs, and her own journal writings.
She later combined this information in chronological order and used
it as a resource to explain her son to teachers, grandparents, caregivers,
therapists, and other parents. The result is MY ANDREW, a heartfelt
look into the first eight years of a family's journey to raise their
son with autism. Written in a journal format, this book presents
what ASD means to a family's everyday life - the ups and downs,
the victories and the setbacks.
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My Best Friend Will.
Jamie Lowell & Tara Tuchel, $28.95
Enter Willie's world through Jamie's
eyes as it unfolds at school, at home, and at play. In the process,
you will gain a rich understanding and appreciation of Willie's
many unique qualities and come to accept that these are all a part
of who he is.
My New School:
a Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School. Melissa
Venturing into the unknown can be scary and when it comes to changing schools, it helps to have a plan. This workbook is a practical guide that will ease the transition and help you to make new friends.
||Out and About:
Preparing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Participate in
Their Communities. Jill Hudson & Amy Bixler Coffin, $25.50
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The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the
Autism Spectrum. Jane Thierfeld Brown, Lorraine
Wolf, Lisa King & G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, $37.95
Sending a son
or daughter off to college is daunting and fear-provoking experience for most
parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is
magnified many times over. Even high-functioning students with excellent
academic preparation face difficulties in higher education, primarily related
to communication, social skills, and sensory-based issues. For many, the
accommodations and special interventions that supported them in high school
will no longer be available on a college campus. This parent-friendly book,
made especially so because it is written by parents, who also are autism
professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn
how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff,
what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an
effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be
expected from residence hall managers, faculty, and much, much more.
||Pathways to Play! Combining
Sensory Integration and Integrated Play Groups. Glenda Fuge &
Rebecca Berry, $32.50
||Peer Play and the Autism
Spectrum: the Art of Guiding Children's Socialization and Imagination.
Pamela Wolfberg, $54.95
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||Perfect Targets: Asperger
Syndrome and Bullying; Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social
World. Rebekah Heinrichs, $21.50
an Early-Years Group Program for Developing Social Understanding
and Social Competence for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
and Related Challenges. Margaret Anne Carter & Josie
Based on a pirate theme, this social
understanding program is for preschool-to third-grade children who
have social cognitive challenges, including autism spectrum disorders
(ASD). The program is designed to help these children learn constructive
social interaction skills in the area of friendship making, social
problem solving, and emotional expression. The program is divided
into four levels: preschool/kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, and
grade 3, and is to be facilitated during school time by a teacher,
counselor, therapist, or paraprofessional (the captain) with either
the full class or a small group (the pirates). A newsletter titled
"Ship-to-Shore" outlining each adventure is provided for
home to ensure that children have an opportunity to transfer their
learning across home and school contexts.
Plausible Answers to the Question: "Why Do They
Do That?" Glenda Fuge & Paul Pitner, $31.50
This is a hands-on reference for parents, caregivers, and
teachers that takes a unique approach to behaviors that often dismay and
puzzle adults. Using a practical and reader-friendly format, the book presents
solutions to some common and not-so-common questions about young children's
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Right: Social Skills Activities for Parents and Teachers of Young
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Rachael Bareket,
This collection of practical, hands-on social skills activities
are easy for both parents and teachers to carry out with the child.
The activities result in a finished product that can serve as a
reminder to reinforce skills in addition to practicing reading,
writing, fine-motor skills and more.
The Power Card Strategy 2.0: an Evidence-Based
Practice Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth with Autism
Spectrum Disorder. Elisa Gagnon & Brenda Smith Myles, $30.95
Many researchers, parents, and autistics themselves have
long understood the role of special interests in teaching and motivating
individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet these intense areas of
knowledge have not been widely integrated into the learning activities of
children on the spectrum. It was author Elisa Gagnon’s insightful and
innovative first edition of Power Cards that helped move the use of
special interests forward, promoting classroom-based research on the deep areas
of knowledge and learners on the spectrum. The authors are hopeful that the
second edition of this book will further inspire professionals and parents to
incorporate special interests into the lives of learners on the spectrum.
for Success: Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in
the Medical Environment. Jill Hudson, $26.50 (comes with
Because of the unique needs of children
with ASD, it is important to pay special attention to the details
of their experience in the medical environment. Designed to help
make the medical experience easier for all involved, this book presents
information on ASD, the varying developmental levels, interventions,
and assessments that medical staff, parents, educators, and key
service providers can use to more effectively interact with and
support children with ASD while in the medical setting. The information
and techniques presented in PRESCRIPTION FOR SUCCESS can
be used by doctors, nurses, medical technicians, residents, interns,
and even administrative staff to support children with ASD and their
families in what can otherwise be trying circumstances. A CD at
the back of the book includes forms and worksheets that can be printed
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PUSH to Open. Lisa Combs, $28.50
A teacher's quick guide to universal design for teaching
students on the autism spectrum in the general education classroom. Simple,
straightforward solutions to a complex problem!
Quality Literacy Instruction
for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Christina Carnahan
& Pamela Williamson, Editors, $74.95
This is a practical and invaluable text for anyone who is interested in helping emergent readers become proficient readers with a particular focus on how the unique characteristics of learners with autism spectrum disorders interact with the development of literacy.
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Rules and Tools for Parenting Children with Autism
Spectrum and Related Disorders: Changing Behavior One Step at a Time. Judith
Rules and Tools for Parenting Children With Autism
Spectrum and Related Disorders will guide parents throughout their journey
toward understanding their child, and solving problems related to behavior.
Using the 119 rules and tools presented here in their Parenting Toolbox,
parents will now be able to help their child be successful. Using checklists,
forms, and other practical tools, parents will eventually develop their child’s
personal MAP — Master Action Plan.
on Dreams. Herb Heiman, $22.95
In RUNNING ON DREAMS, two middle-school boys are
tossed together in a story of teenage angst, confusion, and friendship.
For adolescents with autism and their neuro-typical peers alike,
the book is written from both Justin's and Brad's perspectives as
they struggle to understand each other and themselves. Join Brad
and Justin as they embark upon several teen benchmarks: the first
date, rejection by peers, family pressure to succeed, fitting in
with the "right" crowd, experiencing teenage sexuality,
and dealing with the "outsider kid" who is perceived as
"not cool." RUNNING ON DREAMS captures many bittersweet
and humorous events that bring new insight to a familiar world —
the world of two boys whose relationship starts out turbulent but
evolves into a friendship of loyalty and trust.
Sensory Issues and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum
and Related Disorders: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World. Brenda
Smith Myles, Kelly Mahler & Lisa Robbins, $30.95
Using the same product and easy-to-read format as the
first edition, this newly expanded book explains how many children with
high-functioning ASD relate to the world through their senses. The book reviews
sensory processing terminology and how the sensory systems impact
behavior. An expanded discussion of assessment tools is followed by a
comprehensive chapter on evidence-based interventions. Finally, a new
chapter looks at meeting a student's sensory needs throughout the day and
across environments using simple and easy-to-use forms and checklists.
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Setting Up Classroom
Spaces that Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Susan Kabot & Christine Reeve, $32.95
Using evidenced-based practice, SETTING UP CLASSROOM SPACES
helps teachers and educational assistants to create classroom
environments that facilitate leaning for students with ASDs.
about Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Do Respite or
Alternative Caregivers Need to Know. Beverly Vicker, $27.95
Leaving a child with a paid respite care worker,
friend, neighbor, or even an extended family member, represents
a potentially stressful situation for parents of children who have
an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or any other developmental challenge.
SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
eases some of the apprehensions associated with parents communicating
their child’s behavior, daily living patterns and food rituals to
a person who is not familiar with the child. A caregiver might forget
important verbal suggestions from the parents, but if the information
is written down, the caregiver has a backup resource to aid his
or her memory recall while the parents are away.
- Describes how parents can document
their child’s medical issues, preferences, skill levels, and other
- Short handouts that can help respite
workers understand general topics such as the importance of routines
or relaxation strategies
- Case studies illustrate how information
about behavior and positive behavior supports might be shared,
in a written format, between a parent and respite worker
- Blank forms for parents to use for
paper-and-pencil preparation of information material. In addition,
an accompanying CD allows parents to use their computer to prepare
the information sheets and to print the supplementary handouts.
- References and suggested reading or
While it is very challenging to prepare
someone for the task of childcare, this book helps parents to remember
to share the important “stuff” about their particular child.
Show Me! A Teacher's Guide to Video Modelling. Carol Dittoe & Heather Bridgman, $27.95
With the technology we have today (tablets, smartphones,
applications), implementing video modeling is easier than ever! This book is
meant to inspire readers to think about how they can use video modeling by
providing many real-life examples of students who have used and found benefits
from watching video to learn social skills, positive behaviors, and academics.
A helpful planning guide is provided to help teams get started and more easily
implement the video-modeling strategy.
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||Sibling Stories: Reflections
on Life with a Brother or Sister on the Autism Spectrum. Lynne
Stern Feiges & Mary Jane Weiss, $29.50
Silently Seizing: Common,
Unrecognized and Frequently Missed Seizures and Their Potentially Damaging
Impact on Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Caren Haines, $28.95
Intersecting at two medical
sub-specialties, neurology and psychiatry, the child who has autism and partial
seizures is at a serious disadvantage. By inadvertently allowing children's
brains to "silently seize," we are robbing children of their ability
to function normally. When treated early with anti-seizure medications, many
children show amazing gains in expressive language and comprehension. Many
begin to speak and learn as many troubling behaviors begin to disappear. Even
more important, many children lose their diagnosis of autism. SILENTLY SEIZING
includes sections on what autism is, the seizure-autism connection, tips for
diagnosing and treating seizures, as well as how to better understand
That Work! Helpful Hints for All Educators of Students with Asperger
Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disabilities.
Brenda Smith Myles, Diane Adreon & Dena Gitlitz. $28.95
SIMPLE STRATEGIES THAT WORK provides ideas and suggestions
that teachers can use to help a student with ASDs and other developmental
delays on the road to success. Looking at problems that arise in
the classroom, the authors discuss how teachers can make adjustments
to accommodate, while not interfering with normal classroom routines.
The book includes tables and boxes for quick reference and clear
meaning. Also included is information on what can cause anxiety
for the autistic/Asperger student, how this can lead to decreased
academic and social performance, decreased attention to task, and
potential increases in behavior problems, and what the teacher can
do to assist.
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Social Behavior and Self-Management:
5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults. Kari
Dunn Buron, Jane Thierfeld Brown, Mitzi Curtis & Lisa King, $27.95
Building on the success of
the INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE, by Buron and Curtis, this book also uses
scales as a way of explaining social and emotional concepts to individuals who
have difficulty understanding such information but have a relative strength in
understanding systems. The 5-point scales can be used to increase communication
between the person on the spectrum and their support person. It can increase
self-management skills and, once learned, it can serve as an excelled
self-advocacy tool. As such, it is invaluable at school, on the job and in the
Social Rules for Kids: the Top 100 Social Rules Kids
Need to Succeed. Susan Diamond, $27.50 (ages 7-14)
Many parents are not sure of what to say and do to help
their children improve their social interactions. Social Rules for Kids helps open the door of communication between parent and child by addressing 100
social rules for home, school, and the community. Using simple, easy-to-follow
rules covering topics such as body language, manners, feelings and more, this
book aims to make students' lives easier and more successful by outlining
specific ways to interact with others on a daily basis.
||Social Skills Training
for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication
Problems. Jed Baker, $52.95
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Space Travelers: an Interactive
Program for Developing Social Understanding, Social Competence and
Social Skills for Students with Asperger Syndrome, Autism and Other
Social Cognitive Challenges, Space Guide Manual. M.A. Carter &
J. Santomauro, $32.95
Space Travelers: Student Manual. M.A. Carter & J. Santomauro,
Special Considerations for Students with
High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Guide for School Administrators.
Diane Adreon & Brenda Smith Myles, $30.95
School administrators play a key role in creating a
mind-set within their school district, region, or school as to how school
personnel approach various challenges they may encounter when working with
students and families. In many instances, a school administrator can provide
certain accommodations for students with disabilities, as well as guide
decisions regarding how teachers address behavioral challenges. The purpose of
this book is to provide school administrators with useful and practical
suggestions and strategies that can increase student achievement, engagement,
positive behavior, and social skills for high-functioning students on the
spectrum (HF-ASD); help reduce educator stress and frustration; and increase
positive interactions between families and school personnel so that the school
day is more successful for all parties.
the Basics of Understanding and Supporting Children and Youth with
Asperger Syndrome. Jill Hudson & Brenda Smith Myles,
STARTING POINTS offers a variety of
strategies and visual supports that help children on the spectrum
- Have difficulty with abstract concepts
- Have difficulty understanding and
- Have difficulty recognizing, interpreting,
and empathizing with the emotions of others
- Find it easier to answer questions
with choices versus open-ended questions
- Need cues for how and when to transition
from an activity or place to the next & much more
Starting from the premise that
no two individuals with AS are the same, Hudson and Myles provide
a global perspective of how the core characteristics of AS may appear
separately and/or simultaneously, and how they may manifest themselves
in a variety of situations.
Relax. Louise Goldberg, Sally Miller, Debra Collins &
Daniela Morales, $199.95
S.T.O.P. AND RELAX
is a visual curriculum of guided yoga-based movements and breathing
exercises for students of all ability levels. This program was created
by autism educators to teach students with special needs how to
monitor their anxiety levels and make sense of a very stimulating
environment. The kit contains 46 teacher direction cards; 46 visual
cue cards; a durable display stand for visual cues; easy-to-use
manual for quick implementation; a CD with music, guided relaxation
and breathing and student booklets for generalizing skills.
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Hand: Quick and Handy Positive Behavior Support Strategies.
Robin Brewer & Tracy Mueller, $21.50
For ease of use, the various sections of this handy
reference are divided by colors and intensity of needs. It
also provides a wide range of behavioral supports divided into Primary,
Secondary and Tertiary Interventions, and can be easily used by
moving from the universal to targeted and finally intensive level
of support based on the student's need. In addition to practical
suggestions for each level, STRATEGIES AT HAND provides a quick
overview of how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment, collect
data and much more. With this flip-book at their fingertips, teachers
will never again have to search for effective behavior management
at Hand: Quick and Handy Strategies for Working with Students on
the Autism Spectrum. Robin Brewer & Tracy Mueller,
STRATEGIES AT HAND features convenient,
easy-to-implement strategies that can be used in all types of educational
settings and situations. This at-your-fingertips tool is broken
down into five color-coded sections that are easy to locate and
use: Learning Environments (classroom, field trips, etc.), Areas
of Student Need (communication, behavior, etc.), Transitions (substitute
teachers, school assemblies, etc.), Alphabetical Explanations of
Terms (functional behavioral assessment, picture communication systems,
etc.), and Resources and References. The bookmark size and unique
binding of Strategies at Hand make it easy to carry around and to
Stuck! Strategies. Janice Carroll & Terry
Ellis Izraelevitz, $27.50
What to do when students get stuck — how to turn
"no" into "let's go" with proactive, positive, supportive
and effective strategies. It doesn't get much better than that!
with Asperger Syndrome: a Guide for College Personnel. Lorraine
Wolf, Jane Thierfeld Brown & G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, $28.50
Timely, practical advice and sound
information on how educators and administrators can best support
college students with Asperger Syndrome and other autism spectrum
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Successful Problem-Solving for
High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kerry Mataya & Penney Owens, $20.95
Many individuals with autism spectrum
disorders (ASD) have difficulty coming up with effective ways to solve
problems. SUCCESSFUL PROBLEM-SOLVING FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM
DISORDERS teaches how to integrate the book's problem-solving chart into
classrooms, homes, and social skills groups to help individuals with ASD to
learn to problem solve effectively. The book uses The Incredible 5-Point
Scale as a resource to get individuals in the right frame of mind.
Matthew: a Young Boy with Autism and an Artist Share Their Sketchbooks.
Matthew Lancelle & Jeanette Lesada, $17.95
This unique and engagingly illustrated
children's book is based on the author's experience working with
a fifth grader with autism, helping him recognize his own and others'
emotions and, in general, interact with people. Playing on the visual
strengths of many on the spectrum, the content of this book comes
directly from sketchbooks featuring the drawings of both the child
and the adult. Beyond being a fascinating read, the concept can
be replicated with other children.
||Super Skills: a
Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning
Autism and Related Challenges. Judith Coucouvanis, $55.50
The title says it all! SUPER SKILLS: A SOCIAL SKILLS
GROUP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME, HIGH-FUNCTIONING
AUTISM AND RELATED CHALLENGES is SUPER at many levels. Based on
a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the unique characteristics
of individuals with ASD, Judy Coucouvanis presents 30 lessons grouped
under four types of skills necessary for social 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 even inexperienced teachers and other group leaders
to follow and implement successfully. A series of practical checklists
and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students'
social skills levels and subsequent planning.
Taming The Data Monster: Collecting and Analyzing
Classroom Data to Improve Student Progress. Christine Reeve & Susan
Faced with increasing demands for accountability, teachers are having to base
their instructional decisions and choice of interventions on data on student
performance. This book shows how to make this otherwise daunting task much more
manageable by means of case studies and countless evidence-based forms and
graphs. Although this book often refers to students and classrooms, the
data collection techniques are applicable to a wide range of environments,
including clinics, job-training and actual job sites, and homes. In
addition, the data collection tools and procedures are relevant for use with a
wide range of ages, from toddlers to adults.
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Teaching Students with Classic Autism
Functional Social Skills in Natural Settings. Susan
Sheridan & Deborah Bahme, $26.95
A program based on individualized
comprehensive assessment and evidence-based practices.
This highly practical book guides
teachers and other practitioners in developing and implementing comprehensive
social skills programs for individuals with classic autism. This program was
developed specifically for students with classic features of autism, who tend
to learn best by participating in activities they find interesting, engaging,
and part of their daily lives. As a result, the social skills are embedded in
motivating lessons in real-life social situations, involving such things as
learning to do something nice for others, working on a classroom project, or
waiting in a cafeteria line. To make this well-crafted functional social skills
curriculum even more relevant, it includes a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use
assessment tool tied to IEP development using evidence-based practices.
Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism
Spectrum Disorder. Caroline DiPipi-Hoy & Daniel Steere, $31.50
An individual with ASD may quickly learn time-telling
skills; however, simply being able to tell time does not necessarily lead to
time-management skills. This practical book provides the tools necessary to
move beyond time identification, and teach learners how to use time in a way
that promotes independence.
Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism
Spectrum Disorder presents ways to facilitate time-management skills for
learners across the lifespan, as a skill that can be developed from early childhood
through the adult years.
What’s Different About Me! Helping Children Understand Autism Spectrum
Disorders. Heather McCracken. Programme Kit (includes DVD,
Manual & Coloring Book) $79.95; Coloring Book only, $3.25
THAT’S WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT ME is a fun and interactive
program that provide children with information about autism in an
age-appropriate and sensitive manner. Designed for use by parents,
teachers, and other professionals, the kit contains:
- That’s What’s Different About
Me DVD: This interactive DVD contains a brief introduction
for teachers and parents, the puppet play, a review of the learning
goals and friendship tips, and frequently asked questions.
- That’s What’s Different About
Me Program Manual: This manual is designed to assist in implementing
the program at home or at school.
- That’s What’s Different About
Me Children’s Story and Coloring Book: This story and coloring
book tells the story of Crystal and how she and Freddie learned
to be better friends.
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||This is Asperger Syndrome.
Elisa Gagnon & Brenda Smith Myles, illustrated by Sachi Tahara,
TIPS — Teaching
Important Parenting Strategies: Raising a Child with Limited Verbal Skills. Megan
Ahlers & Colleen Hannigan Zillich, $23.95
TIPS — TEACHING IMPORTANT PARENTING
STRATEGIES is an excellent resource for anyone raising a young child with
limited communication skills and/or challenging behaviors. Based on questions
and answers that parents and caregivers have asked the authors throughout the
years, TIPS may be read in its entirety, or readers can skip around
among individual questions and answers. Regardless, the book can be used as a
reference for finding practical, user-friendly solutions to common universal
challenges encountered by parents and caregivers, including communication,
behavior, technology, community outings, and sensory needs. All answers follow
best practice and evidence-based strategies.
the Tent: Advocating for Your One-of-a-Kind Child. Anne Addison,
UNFOLDING THE TENT is written for the parents of children
with neurological and related disorders, introducing the concept
of 'Life Maps' as a systematic approach to developing goals and
strategies that guide an individual towards reaching their potential.
Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Language
of Pictures. Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Carole Kaulitz & Mabel
Visuals of all kinds (photographs, checklists, line
drawings, cartoons, flowcharts, stick figures, etc.) are commonly
used as supports for individuals on the autism spectrum who tend
to think and learn visually. However, not all visuals are created
equal and, therefore, visuals don't all work equally well. This
companion to LEARNING WITH A VISUAL BRAIN IN AN AUDITORY WORLD helps
the reader understand how to match the developmental levels of pictures
and visuals to the developmental level of the person looking at
the visual. In this way, appropriate visuals provide the language
development for children with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing
from their experience with children and youth for decades, the authors
also show how effective communication can help reduce the confusion
and anxiety that often lead to behavioral outbursts.
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to A: Empowering Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Neurological
Disorders to Monitor and Replace Aggression and Tantrum Behavior.
Hunter Manasco, $26.95
Children with ASD are often confused by our world
of rules and consequences, including how their behavior impacts
another person or situation. The result is often aggressive behavior.
THE WAY TO A, designed for children ages 3 to 9 years old, presents
a simple, logical, and systematic strategy that clarifies and sequentially
teaches the child how to manage his behavior by engaging in forethought
and self-analysis before acting out. Developed with visual learners
in mind, the book offers the laminated pages that can be written
on and wiped clean as new situations come up. The illustrations
are delightful and use the concrete nature of red and green, “A”
and “B,” to illustrate correct and incorrect pathways. In addition,
thinking bubbles, arrows, and boxes help make the book easy to follow
and understand. The flowchart at the end of the book can be used
as an assessment tool for the student to review his behavioral situations
– another visual and effective way to illustrate positive choices
the child has made and celebrate the successful moments.
A Week of Switching, Shifting, and
Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible. Lauren
This picture book assists children on
the autism spectrum, and any child for that matter, in examining their
black-and-white thinking in order to begin to think more flexibly — rainbow
thinking. Using repeated rhymes and illustrations, the child begins to
recognize that the more flexible his thinking is, the better he is able to cope
with the challenges that life inevitably brings, ultimately, leading to fewer
tantrums and meltdowns.
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When My Worries Get Too Big! A
Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety, 2nd Edition. Kari Dunn Buron, $24.95
Worry and anxiety are on an upswing. In
fact, anxiety is the most frequent of all mental disorders in children. High
levels of stress and big emotions related to social situations, sensory issues,
or general frustration are common in children who live with anxiety. Such
stress can lead to a loss of control, resulting in aggressive behavior, such as
screaming, throwing things or even hurting someone. Prolonged anxiety can also
seriously impact success in academic achievement and cause children to avoid
social and extracurricular activities. Now with a special section on
evidence-based teaching activities for parents and teachers alike, this
bestselling children’s classic just became even better and more relevant.
Engaging and easy to read, this illustrated children’s book is filled with
opportunities for children to participate in developing their own self-calming
strategies. Children who use the simple strategies in this charming book will be
able to relax and focus on work — or play!
With Open Arms: Creating School Communities
of Support for Kids with Social Challenges Using Circle of Friends,
Extracurricular Activities, and Learning Teams. Mary Schlieder,
WITH OPEN ARMS: CREATING SCHOOL COMMUNITIES OF SUPPORT
FOR SOCIALLY CHALLENGED KIDS provides practical, easy-to-use techniques
for even the busiest school personnel. Using familiar case studies
in an easy-to-read format, this manual provides step-by-step instructions
for how to implement Circles of Friends, participation in extracurricular
activities, and professional Learning Teams to create both accepting
peers and staff. Written by a teacher ‘in the trenches,’ the book
includes reproducible worksheets, Learning Team and Book Club study
guides, Circle meeting forms and activities, charts, and checklists
… everything you need to create your own supportive community for
the kids you care about.
Ziggurat Model: a Framework for Designing Comprehensive Interventions
for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome,
Release 2.0. Ruth Aspy, & Barry Grossman, $68.95 (Includes
Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory (ISSI) and a special section
on Ziggurat-CAPS Integration)
The Ziggurat Model, Textbook Edition: Desigining
Comprehensive Interventions for Individuals with High-Functioning
Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Ruth Aspy, & Barry Grossman,
UCC-CL: Underlying Characteristics Checklist
Manual, a Needs Assessment Tool to Facilitate Intervention Design
for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ruth Aspy
& Barry Grossman, $28.95. Includes 20 copies of assessment tool.
UCC-CL French Edition, $26.50
UCC-HF: Underlying Characteristics Checklist
Manual, a Needs Assessment Tool to Facilitate Intervention Design
for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ruth Aspy
& Barry Grossman, $26.50. Includes 20 copies of assessment tool.
UCC-HF French Edition, $26.50
UCC-EI: Underlying Characteristics Checklist
- Early Intervention (3 months through 72 months). Ruth
Aspy, Kathleen Ann Quill& Barry Grossman, $26.50 Includes 20
copies of assessment tool.
Characteristics Checklist (UCC) Manual, CD-ROM.
Ruth Aspy, Barry Grossman & Kathleen Ann Quill, $20.95
Developed as a component
of the Ziggurat Model, the Underlying Characteristics Checklist (UCC) is an
informal, non-standardized assessment tool designed to identify characteristics
across a number of domains associated with ASD. The UCC USER MANUAL outlines
directions for using all 3 Underlying Characteristic Checklists: UCC-CL,
UCC-HF, and the UCC-EI. The UCC and the Ziggurat Model in tandem lead to a
program that is based on individual needs and uses the best practices in the field.
The CD-ROM also includes the Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory found in
the Ziggurat Model book.
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of Basic Language and Learning Skills, Revised (ABLLS-R).
James Partington, $89.95; Protocol only, $56.95
The Assessment of Basic Language
and Learning Skills (The ABLLS) is an assessment, curriculum
guide, and skills tracking system for children with language delays.
The ABLLS contains a task analysis of the many skills necessary
to communicate successfully and to learn from everyday experiences.
The ABLLS is comprised of two separate documents: The ABLLS Scoring
Instructions and IEP Development Guide (The ABLLS Guide), and The
ABLLS Protocol that is used to record scores for each child. The
new revised version of the ABLLS includes many new task items that
were not included in the previous edition. There are numerous changes
in the descriptions and criterion for individual task items, as
well as in the sequencing of many task items. A review of the changes
can be found in the ABLLS Changes Chart. Individuals who have used
the earlier version are advised to review the information regarding
WebABLLS is a web-based platform for the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS-R) — an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system that mirrors the ABLLSR in an electronic format.
WebABLLS incorporates the latest updates and revisions from ABLLS-R and provides an innovative level of program data management.
For more information on the WebABLLS and how to order, please see our WebABLLS 2.0 page here.
Getting Started: Developing Critical Learning Skills
for Children on the Autism Spectrum — A Step-By-Step Guide to Further the
Development of Children with Minimal Language Skills. James
This book is a “must have” for every parent or educator
of a child who has no — or very limited — language skills. It provides
evidence-based ABA/VB methodology, written in non-technical and easy to
understand terms. It provides critical information on where to start and
how to teach initial skills to children with minimal language skills. It
provides the rationale for teaching six critical learning skills and
the procedures necessary to develop them. Professionals have identified
these skills as an important basic foundation for a child’s overall
Step-by-step instructions allow a parent or teacher to
implement training and track the child’s acquisition of these important
skills. All of the strategies in this book are linked to the skills in
the ABLLS-R®. In addition, it provides the reader with strategies to
motivate the child to participate in those learning activities as well as
identify appropriate goals.
Introduction to Teaching
Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities.
James Partington, $83.95 DVD
This DVD provides an overview of B. F. Skinner’s functional analysis of language to parents, educators, and other practitioners. A review of the primary types of expressive language skills (verbal operants) is included along with video clip demonstrations of effective teaching methods. Viewers will learn how to assess a child’s language abilities, and how to design and implement an appropriate language intervention program. A major emphasis is placed on identifying methods to enhance and utilize motivational variables to teach language in both structured teaching sessions and in daily activities. Techniques for coordinating the ongoing decision making necessary for effective language intervention and methods of data collection and tracking are also presented.
Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other
Developmental Disabilities. Mark Sundberg & James Partington, $61.95
Most children with autism or other developmental
disabilities experience severe language delays or disorders. Teaching language
to these children can be quite a challenge to parents and professionals. This
book presents a state-of-the-art language assessment and intervention program
based on B.F. Skinner's behavioral analysis of language, and the extensive body
of empirical research that supports Skinner's analysis.
The first section of the book provides information regarding preparation for
language intervention, including a brief language assessment and a system to
interpret the assessment in order to determine the best place to start
intervention for an individual child. Section One also contains a chapter on
augmentative communication and information on how to decide if it is necessary;
and if so, which type might be the best for an individual child. Section Two
focuses on the development of initial communication skills for nonverbal
children, and Section Three focuses on teaching more advanced language and
social skills. Section Four presents issues relevant to the implementation of a
language program in a child's natural and school environments. In addition,
there are a variety of data sheets and skills tracking forms located throughout
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Reading Books. Joan Green, Illustrated by Linda Comerford,
These interactive books for children have proven to be powerful
learning aids for all beginning readers. The books are fun and rewarding
for children with and without special needs. Each book utilizes
the power of visual strategies so beginning readers can learn to
associate pictures with words. Students move and attach picture
cards with hook and loop fasteners to match, identify, label, sequence
and create sentences while learning to read.
Interactive Reading Books have six levels of activities
to work on, making them appropriate for a variety of students at
different academic achievement levels. Instructions for use appear
on the inside cover of every book.
How Many? • What Color Is It? • I Go to School •
Things I Do At Home • Action: Verbs with Who, What and Where
Questions • Sounds Good to Me: Phonics and the Alphabet •
The Ups and Downs of Opposites • How Do I Feel? An Interactive
Reading Book of Emotions
I Have Feelings Too! An Interactive Reading Book of Emotions for
Teens, Adults and Seniors • What Happened and Why: Inferences
and Reasoning Activities • Pigs in Space: Prepositions, Animals
and Rhyming Words • Who’s On First: Sequencing • Meet
the Word Family • Show Me a Sign: an Interactive Reading Book about Signs • What’s it For: Function and Categorizing
• What Do I Do: Appropriate School Behavior • What Do
I Say: Social Responses • What Do They Really Mean? An Interactive Reading
Book about Idioms
Interactive Reading Software Library 1. Joan Green,
Interactive Reading Software Library 2. Joan Green,
These two software discs contain all 16 books of the popular
Interactive Reading Book series. The software reads the books
aloud with highlighted text and lets the student click on any word
for identification. It features picture-to-picture and picture-to-word
matching exercises with a speech recording option. Includes an easy-to-use
management system that lets you select specific books and activities
for each student to work on and stores their performance results.
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From Model Me Kids …
The Model Me Kids Video Series for
Modeling Social Skills DVDs
THE MODEL ME KIDS VIDEO SERIES FOR
MODELING SOCIAL SKILLS was created for children and youth with autism, Asperger
syndrome, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, learning disabilities
and other developmental delays. The DVDs demonstrate a wide variety of social
skills and are great teaching tools for visual learners.
MODEL ME KIDS TEACHING MANUALS AND STUDENT
WORKBOOKS complement the video modeling DVDs and help extend the lessons taught
in the live-action DVDs. These resources help teach social skills at home, in a
classroom, social skills group, or other teaching setting. The Teaching Manual
comes complete with lesson plans and the Student Workbook has numerous social
skills worksheets and activities. Sold separately from the DVDs.
Teachers - Speech Language Pathologists -
School Psychologists - Autism Service Providers
Model Me Kids® Autism Training Workshops
Model Me Kids® now offers professional training workshops. Schedule an in-service workshop for your school, designed to teach staff how to implement social skills training for children with autism using video modeling. For more information, or to schedule a training workshop, please contact: email@example.com
Me Interactive™: Practicing Conversation CD-ROM, $71.95 (Ages 7-13)
MODEL ME INTERACTIVE™: PRACTICING
CONVERSATION combines video modeling teaching tools with the interactive
capability of software. First, video models a conversation between children.
Then, the student practices the conversation using a webcam. The practice
conversation is recorded and a feedback area allows teachers to comment on and
grade a student's recordings.
The interactive conversation can be prompted
with text or this feature may be turned off once the user becomes familiar with
the lines. The text prompts may be changed by the user for an endless number of
possible responses to the conversation prompts. The software is intuitive and
easy to use. Clear text buttons allow for navigation by young users.
Ages 15 to 21:
Model Me Job Skills. Watch as young adults model
social skills helpful for gaining and maintaining employment — from interviews
and greetings, to understanding rules and workplace expectations. The DVD comes
with bonus software that combines video modeling teaching tools with
the interactive capability of software, allowing a student to practice a
conversation using a webcam. DVD, $48.95 (80 minutes)
Ages 9 to 17:
Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention. Modelling skills to prevent bullying and build self-esteem. DVD, $42.95 (63 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $72.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95
Model Me Conversation Cues. Modelling conversation skills. DVD, $40.95 (68 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $72.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95
Model Me Friendship. Modelling how to initiate and maintain friendships. DVD, $42.95 (75 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $72.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95
Model Me Movement, Balance & Calming. Movement activities developed by an Occupational Therapist to improve balance, increase core strength, and promote self-calming. DVD, $42.95 (60 minutes)
Model Me Organization & Motivation. Modelling skills for staying organized and persisting. DVD, $45.00 (63 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $72.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95
Model Me Tips and Tricks. Demonstrating social skills tips and tricks. DVD, $42.95 (67 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $72.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95
Model Me Yoga demonstrates yoga activities that
promote the social and emotional development of children ages 7-17. Developed
to help address challenges with attention, Autism Spectrum Disorders, social
skills, self-regulation, learning, and low muscle tone, this DVD can be used in
classrooms, camps, and other group settings as well as in-home. DVD,
$42.95 (153 minutes)
Ages 5 to 12:
Model Me I Can Do It! Presents social skills in the context of challenging circumstances. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate behavior in a variety of difficult situations. DVD, $42.95 (53 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $72.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $104.95; 5 Student Workbooks $104.95
Model Me Time for a Playdate. Presents social skills in the context of several playmates. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate social skills on a playdate. DVD, $42.95 (67 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $72.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95
Model Me Time for School. Presents social skills in the context of school. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate social skills in the classroom, library, on the playground, and in the hallway. DVD, $42.95 (61 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $72.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95
Ages 3 to 14:
Model Me Airplane. Presents the essential elements
of air travel. Follow Owen as he goes through the airport, security, and
boarding. Then join him on the plane as he listens to the flight attendant,
buckles his seatbelt, and enjoys the plane ride. DVD, $35.95 (50 minutes)
Ages 2 to 8:
Model Me Faces and Emotions. Watch as young children demonstrate a wide range of faces and emotions. This is a great teaching tool for visual learners. DVD, $35.95 (27 minutes)
Model Me Going Places. Models appropriate behavior in community locations including the hairdresser, grocery store, dentist, doctor, mall, and more. DVD, $35.95 (42 minutes)
Model Me Training: Practical Strategies
for Using Video Modeling for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism. Elizabeth Delsandro & Jennifer Cerbasi, $40.95 (2 DVD set)
This workshop examines video modeling as
an evidence-based method of improving social skills in children with autism
spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD often have social skills
deficits that interfere with success. Video modeling has been found to be an
efficient and effective method of teaching social skills to children with ASD. This
DVD workshop addresses how to implement a video modeling program, pairing video
modeling with other social skills training approaches, and strategies for
generalization of skills.
This recorded video of our live
professional training workshop is for teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals,
speech language pathologists, and Autism service providers. Run Time: DVD 1
approx. 83 minutes, DVD 2 approx. 64 minutes
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Kids Are Worth
DVDs, books and audio CDs have long been a hit with parents, teachers
and childcare professionals alike. Her sense of humour helps relieve
the tension of raising children, yet her deep respect for children
is clear in every sentence.
The Bully, the Bullied and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander:
From Pre-School to High School and Beyond — Breaking the Cycle of Violence and
Creating More Deeply Caring Communities, Revised Edition. Barbara Coloroso,
First published over a decade ago, The Bully, the
Bullied and the Bystander quickly became the definitive guide to bullying
prevention and intervention, providing real solutions for a problem that
affects young people all over the world. Now, in this thoroughly updated and
expanded book, Coloroso helps you recognize the characteristic triad of
bullying: the bully who perpetrates the harm; the bullied, who is the target (and
who may become a bully); and the not-so-innocent bystanders. In this book you
- What bullying is and what it isn’t
- The four ways and three means of bullying
- Technology resources and solutions to deal effectively with both
online and offline bullying
- Differences and similarities between boys and girls who bully
- Differences between telling and tattling, reporting and ratting;
teasing and taunting; flirting and sexual bullying
- How to read the subtle cues and clues that a young person is
- What not to do and what you can do to help the one who is bullied
- Seven steps to hold accountable and reform someone who bullies
- Four abilities that protect young people from succumbing to a
- Why zero-tolerance policies can equal zero thinking
- Why contempt, not anger, drives bullying, and how to confront
this in bullies and in our culture
- How young people can become a potent force as active witnesses standing
up for their peers, speaking out against cruelty and taking responsibility for
what happens among themselves
Drawing on her decades of work with troubled youth and
her wide experience with conflict resolution and restorative justice, Barbara
Coloroso offers practical and compassionate solutions and gives parents,
caregivers, educators and most of all young people the tools to break this
cycle of violence.
Evil: a Brief History of Genocide. Barbara Coloroso, $18.00
In this remarkable and timely new book, bestselling author Barbara
Coloroso turns her attention to genocide: what it means; where it
begins; where it must end. Through an examination of three clearly
defined genocides—of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire;
the Jews, Roma, and Sinti in Europe; and the Tutsi in Rwanda—Coloroso
deconstructs the causes of genocide and its consequences, both to
the immediate victims and to the fabric of the world at large, and
proposes the conditions that must exist in order to eradicate this
evil from the world. Based on the author’s twenty years of
research and extensive travel, Extraordinary Evil is an
urgently needed work in an age when acts of genocide seem to occur
more frequently and are in the public’s consciousness more
than ever before.
Just Because It's
Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right: Teaching Kids To Think and
Act Ethically. Barbara Coloroso, $24.00
In her now-classic ‘kids are worth
it!’ Barbara Coloroso’s underlying parenting vision ascribed
to parents the responsibility to teach the next generation how to
think, not just what to think, so that they may grow into the best
people they can be.
Now, in this groundbreaking new book—a
natural extension and a profound deepening of her original vision—Coloroso
shows parents how to nurture their children’s ethical lives, from
preschool through adolescence.
There can be no more necessary book for
our times.We live in a world where children are so often given the
message that the ends justify the means; where harmful, even violent
behavior—in families, in communities, and around the world—goes
unnoticed, unmitigated, and often unrepented; where children’s ethical
education can come from a T-shirt slogan or bumper sticker, an Internet
site, or the evening news; where rigid moral absolutism or moral
relativism has replaced true ethical thinking. In a world such as
ours, Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right is
an essential tool.
Rich in advice and anecdotes, Barbara
Coloroso offers no less than an ethical vision, one rooted in deep
caring, by which we and succeeding generations may not only live,
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Kids Are Worth It: Raising Resilient, Responsible, Compassionate Kids, Revised 2010. Barbara Coloroso, $22.00
Barbara Coloroso delivers a powerful message that good parenting begins by treating kids with dignity and respect, giving them a sense of power in their own lives and offering them opportunities to make decisions, take responsibility for their actions and to learn from their mistakes. Rejecting the quick-fix solutions of punishment and rewards, Coloroso shows how to use the very stuff of family life to help you guide your children to become self-disciplined, responsible, resilient and compassionate human beings.
Parenting Through Crisis:
Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change, Barbara Coloroso,
When families are facing crisis, parents struggle
with how to best nurture and support their children. PARENTING THROUGH
CRISIS offers practical guidance through difficult situations and
shows caring adults what they can do to help children facing trauma
or loss. Barbara Coloroso's deep love and respect for children once
again shine in her compassionate look at parenting during times
of chaos and uncertainty.
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Wit & Wisdom from Barbara Coloroso, Barbara Coloroso, $13.99
This pocket-sized book
is a perfect companion to the earlier books, Parenting Through
Crisis and Kids are Worth It! Parenting Wit &
Wisdom is a portable reminder of the wisdom and advice that
has made Barbara Coloroso an internationally respected speaker,
author and educator. For those new to her work, it is a great introduction
to Barbara Coloroso's parenting philosophy and effective strategies.
Winning at Parenting…Without
Beating Your Kids. audio CD $16.95;
Barbara Coloroso presents a positive and humorous approach to chores,
discipline, mealtime, rebellion, sibling rivalry, and sex education."
Parents will learn how to empower and influence their children instead
of controlling them", thereby giving their children "the
gift of inner discipline."
Winning at Teaching…Without
Beating Your Kids. DVD $27.95
A look at the daily challenges that irritate and inspire educators
to create a more positive classroom and a school climate.
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Climbing Art Obstacles in Autism:
Teaching Visual-Motor Skills through Visually Structured Art Activities. Karen Loden Talmage & Vickie Dobrofsky, $58.95
CLIMBING ART OBSTACLES IN AUTISM is an
exceptional book that offers young children with autism spectrum disorders and
other developmental delays an imaginative, yet structured way to explore
art. It shares the visual format
familiar to users of the Tasks Galore series. Young children are able to practice
visual motor skills through typical childhood art projects that are described
in detail and bring satisfying results.
Tasks Galore, Laurie
Eckenrode, Pat Fennell & Kathy Hearsey, $60.95
Creative ideas for teachers, therapists, and parents working with
exceptional children. Full-color pictorial series of multi-modal tasks,
used in programs for children with autism. Applicable to any early
education or leaning environment.
The authors are all current or former employees of TEACCH,
and together have over sixty years of experience working with exceptional
children and adults.
Tasks Galore for the Real World.
Kathy Hearsey, Laurie Eckenrode & Pat Fennell, $60.95
Tasks Galore for the Real World,
the second book in the Tasks Galore set, is a valuable tool
for preparing older elementary students, adolescents, and adults
for independence in the home, school, community, or workplace. Forty-three
colorful photo pages present task ideas in these categories:
- Developing and Teaching Functional
- Domestic Skills
- Vocational Skills
- Independent Living Skills
- Job Sites & School Transition
Let’s Play: Structured Steps to Social Engagement and Symbolic
Play. Laurie Eckenrode, Kathy Hearsey, Pat Fennell & Beth
The fourth book in the popular Tasks
Galore resource series for parents, teachers and therapists
utilizes play as the program foundation for learning. These
strategies are based on evolving evidence that teaching play
skills can increase young children’s symbolic understanding
and, thus, have an impact on their imitation, language and
Tasks Galore Literature-Based
Thematic Units. Laurie Eckenrode & Pat Fennell,
TASKS GALORE: LITERATURE-BASED THEMATIC
UNITS, the fifth book in the popular resource series for parents, teachers, and
therapists, integrates instruction across core curriculum areas by utilizing
Using the storybook, I’M HUNGRY, I’M HUNGRY, WHAT SHALL I DO? as a guide
for creating literature-based thematic units, the authors have designed
hands-on activities for use with young learners and students with special
needs. The strategies employed encourage responsiveness to literature
while enhancing vocabulary and language. Tasks illustrate how to make
learning more meaningful by:
- using organizational strategies and visual cues
- connecting themes to everyday experiences
- adapting skills for 21st century learning, and
- individualizing for differing learning styles
From Social Thinking …
Being Part of a Group Poster. $15.50 (3rd Grade and up)
The Being Part of a Group poster encourages greater awareness of how all people in a group need to be mindful of each other's presence, intentions, and thoughts. In doing so, students can learn to monitor and possibly modify their own behavior to keep people thinking about them the way they want them to. The poster also provides the opportunity for teachers and parents to talk with students about each person's responsibility to the larger group.
This poster is also sold as part of the Social Thinking - Four Posters for the Classroom & Treatment Room set.
Coping with Boring Moments Poster. $15.50 (3rd Grade and up)
We all get bored from time to time, and an important life skill to teach students is how to handle boredom when participating in a group. With the support of the poster, teachers can engage in more-explicit real-life discussions about the social challenges students experience when they get bored and how to deal with them. It also provides an opportunity to talk about the challenges teachers and students face together in a group learning situation where people can have different interests. While teachers cannot prevent students from experiencing boredom, they can encourage students to be bored in a more "expected" way. Parents also find this concept very useful for situations in the home and community!
This poster is also sold as part of the Social Thinking - Four Posters for the Classroom & Treatment Room set.
Brain (Foam Rubber). $5.95
Squeezing these small, blue foam rubber brains encourages kids to think more flexibly and abstractly about the size of their problems and the choices they are making. Used in lessons that encourage flexible thinking, including those in the Superflex comics and Thinking about YOU Thinking about ME, the brains offer a fun way to think about their social thinking and related skills. "Social Thinking is Flexible Thinking" is inscribed on the brains to reinforce learning.
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Building Blocks of Social Development for Young
Children – Poster. $12.95
For parents and professionals. The Building
Blocks of Social Development poster is a companion product to the Social
Thinking® early learner curriculum The Incredible Flexible You™. It
shows the developmental building blocks that synergistically work together and
result in a fully functional and flexible, kindergarten-ready child who
possesses the social problem-solving skills needed to play with others and
learn in a group. Excellent tool during IEP/treatment meetings and staff
discussions to guide a deeper understanding of the social learning process in
Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough: a Guidebook for
Anyone Who Feels Socially Out of Step with Others. Michelle Garcia Winner
& Pamela Crooke, $36.95
This 200+ page book is a primer about the social mind in
the workplace, but the concepts and strategies are equally applicable in all
areas of life. It’s largely based on the authors’ years of clinical experience
working with adults who struggle socially, but may or may not identify their
problems with a specific diagnosis. Many are highly intelligent and skilled
employees who find it difficult to decipher the often nuanced social
underpinnings that are part of daily life, on or off the job. Adults with
social learning challenges often need information about social emotional
relationships broken down and explained in a way that can help them build
skills and understanding, one step at a time. This book does just that — it is
a constructive and detailed guide to help adults learn how to do the “social
dance” in order to build stronger relationships at work and beyond. Remember,
good intentions aren’t good enough! Attempting to interpret others’ thoughts
and emotions is as much a part of the workday as is doing our actual jobs. By
learning to think socially we can change our behavior to directly affect how we
are perceived and treated.
Although the content is geared to the adult with social
emotional challenges, this is a great source of information for people working
in HR departments to better understand social challenges and how to guide and
coach employees with these challenges.
Note: Previously published as Social Thinking at Work:
Why Should I Care? our new incarnation of the book is a title and cover
change only. Content inside the book is the same.
I Get It! Building Social Thinking and Reading Comprehension through Book Chats. Audra Jensen, $35.95
Reading is more that being able to decode words and sentences. True understanding depends on social thinking ability as well as language comprehension. Audra Jensen illustrates the relationship between social thinking and reading comprehension and offers a positive, practical approach to helping children learn to read for meaning.
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Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick? Michelle Garcia Winner, $37.95
For professionals and parents to use with all ages. This book is where to start to learn more about how social problems connect to academic problems, such as reading comprehension and written expression. The book introduces Michelle's ILAUGH model, that helps to pinpoint specific challenges. For ages K-adulthood grade and beyond, this book also provides insight on what information we expect students to develop "naturally" to become strong learners.
Movie Time Social Learning. Anna Vagin, $42.95
One of the greatest challenges in teaching social
thinking is finding interesting, imaginative, and enjoyable ways for students
of all ages to study complex social situations. Movie Time Social
Learning takes an activity many students already love — watching
movies — and uses it as a springboard to study the intricacies of social
interaction. By hitting the pause button, we freeze social situations and give
students the all-so-valuable extra time to read context, interpret thoughts,
feelings and plans, make predictions about social behavior, and formulate
narrative language to discuss social interactions.
Movie Time Social Learning incorporates the
concepts, vocabulary, and strategies that are at the heart of Michelle Garcia
Winner’s Social Thinking framework. The book comes with a CD that includes all
seven lesson plans as well as ready-to-print templates, handouts, and letters.
Should I or Shouldn't I? A Game to Encourage Social
Thinking and Social Problem Solving. Dominique
Baudry, $34.95 (Elementary School Edition)
SHOULD I OR SHOULDN’T I — ELEMENTARY EDITION is a
fun way for children to explore a variety of social behaviors from other
people’s perspectives. Players think about their own responses to various
situations posed on Prompt and Challenge cards, rate them on a 5-point scale,
and then learn how their choices match up (or don’t) with those of the other
players. Questions address a wide variety of age-related situations at school,
at home, at a friend’s home, and in community settings.
Should I or Shouldn't
I? ™ A Game to Encourage Social Thinking and Social Problem
Solving! Dominique Baudry, $34.95 (Middle & High School
This adaptable game encourages
players to think about their own behavior choices and then compare how
their perceptions match (or don’t) those of the other players. It revolves
around the idea of perspective taking — being able to think about others, their
thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how this interrelationship plays out in
social situations. The game is based on the Social Thinking concepts and
vocabulary introduced by Michelle Garcia Winner and outlined in her many books
and articles on the topic.
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Should I or Shouldn't I? Elementary School Edition
Expansion Pack. Dominique Baudry, $24.50
Should I or Shouldn't I? Middle & High School
Edition Expansion Pack. Dominique Baudry, $24.50
Double your playing fun with the Should I or Shouldn't
I? Expansion Packs! This product is an add-on to the original Should
I or Shouldn’t I™ games. In the game, players ages rate a behavior in
a particular context on a scale based on whether the behavior was expected
or not, and then compare how their perceptions match (or don’t) to those
of the other players. Teachers, clinicians, and families have been playing this
game so often that they've gone through all the playing cards and have been
asking for more. Well — we listened!
Each expansion pack includes 300 new situations
that cover various age-related topics encountered
at school, home, and in the community. Add the new cards to your
existing game decks or use them on their own to prompt deep discussion and
learning on perspective taking, self-awareness, and executive functioning.
Size of My Problem — Poster. $17.95
We all experience problems; they’re a part of life. We
can’t avoid them even if we use our best social thinking. It’s a hidden rule
that when we’re around others, our reaction size (the behavior we show on the
outside) should match the size of our problem. But sometimes our feelings about
a problem are much bigger than the problem itself! The Size of My Problem poster can be used to teach students to develop their awareness of this
concept; it can also be used on the spot to help individuals figure out the
size of a problem, their reaction size, and then visually see the relationship
between them. The bottom of the poster provides some brief instructions to
encourage adults to explore with children whether or not their reaction created
a new problem.
The poster is perfect for home or classroom/clinic and
its dry-erase surface means it can be used again and again. Great teaching
companion to several of our Social Thinking® products that teach about problem and reaction size.
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Social Behavior Mapping + 10 Steps (Dry Erase Template). $18.95 (Ages 8 – Adult)
Provides a visual map that helps students connect the dots between their own and others' thoughts, emotions, and behavior. The dry erase surface means the poster can be used and reused across the day and different contexts.
This poster is also sold as part of the Social Thinking - Four Posters for the Classroom & Treatment Room set
Social Behavior Mapping + 10 Steps (Filled In Poster). $15.75 (Ages 8 – Adult)
A sample map filled out to give students a visual tool for the expected and unexpected behaviors involved in being part of the classroom learning environment.
This poster is also sold as part of the Social Thinking - Four Posters for the Classroom & Treatment Room set.
Social Fortune or Social Fate: a Social Thinking Graphic Novel Map for Social Quest Seekers. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pam Crooke, $34.95
Utilizing the graphic novel with anime illustrations concept to capture the attention of teens, we have developed this book to teach the core concepts related to Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Behavior Mapping (SBM). The core of the book consists of 10 social scenarios, each one scenario is played out through the lens of Social Fortune or Social Fate by demonstrating visually how a situation can change quickly based on how someone reacts within it. Every scenario begins with a mini-story told through a four pictured comic strip which then leads the protagonist to a decision making point. If the decision made leads to others feeling good and ultimately the character feeling good about him or herself, this will be represented as “social fortune.” However, if the protagonist makes a decision that traps him/her and peers/adults in an uncomfortable or frustrating situation, this leads to “social fate.”
This book is unique in its layout and format. The first cover depicts the Social Fortune side of the book; but when the reader turns the book over, the back side of the cover appears up-side down. This is the Social Fate side — a playful way to point out two different points of view.
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Social Thinking - Four Posters for the Classroom & Treatment Room. Michelle Garcia Winner, $63.50 (Ages 8-10, Ages 11-13)
The idea for the Social Thinking posters came from repeated requests by educators for explicit visual information they could use in the classroom to reinforce some of the core Social Thinking concepts. Teaching in a classroom requires that students not only attend to what they are learning but also be actively engaged in appropriate social behavior for that environment. These posters help keep that learning on track by providing a constant visual reference of key social concepts.
All four posters provide information in a lighthearted way, encouraging humor and interaction in teaching Social Thinking and related skills. They provide an avenue for teachers and students to engage in concrete, explicit discussions about defining the variables that encourage more appropriate Social Thinking in the classroom. Not just for students with social learning challenges, the teaching concepts on these posters can help ALL students become better social thinkers and classroom participants. A perfect learning tool for the classroom, a therapy room, or even in the home.
- Coping with Boring Moments: Helps students understand the expected and unexpected behaviors related to boredom
- Being Part of a Group: Lays out the four steps of perspective taking that are at the heart of our social thinking and keep us working together as a group
- Social Behavior Mapping – Dry Erase Template: Provides a visual map that helps students connect the dots between their own and others' thoughts, emotions, and behavior. The dry erase surface means the poster can be used and reused across the day and different contexts
- Social Behavior Mapping – Listening to the Teacher Talk: A sample map filled out to give students a visual tool for the expected and unexpected behaviors involved in being part of the classroom learning environment
- The posters can be purchased as a set or individually
- Dimensions: 24" x 36"
Social Thinking and Me: Thinksheets and Guidebook. Michelle Garcia Winner & Linda Murphy, $86.95 (2
volume set); Also available: Social Thinking and Me: Kids' Guidebook to Social Emotional Learning. Michelle Garcia Winner & Linda Murphy, $42.95 (Guidebook only)
Whether you’re new to Social Thinking or a veteran in
using their materials, Social Thinking and Me is the perfect tool to
introduce and teach core Social Thinking Vocabulary and concepts to older
elementary school and middle school-age kids (ages 9-14). This two-book set
breaks larger and more complicated social concepts down into smaller chunks to
make it easier for adults to teach and easier for kids to learn.
- No prior knowledge of Social Thinking or teaching our methodology
is needed! Can be used by teachers in mainstream or inclusion classrooms, by
therapists in individual or small group settings, and by parents as a
teaching/learning tool to help kids with social learning.
- Social Thinking and Me uses language that is
understandable to both kids and adults, and breaks down complex topics in a way
that is clear and manageable to both new and familiar learners of Social
Thinking. Its voice is guiding, kid friendly, and sometimes humorous
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Social Thinking® Social Learning Tree – Poster. $15.95
Teaching individuals to be better social thinkers
requires us to start our teaching at the foundation level and build up from
there. Our Social Thinking Social Learning Tree poster visually explores
the social learning process and is a reminder of how social skills start from a
root system that is built upon social thinking and social problem solving.
Social Thinking THINKSHEETS for Tweens and Teens:
Learning to Read in Between the Social Lines. Michelle Garcia Winner,
Social Thinking Worksheets for Tweens and Teens,
has a new name: Social Thinking Thinksheets for Tweens and Teens.
It’s the same great content, now with a new title and cover.
Thinksheets for Tweens and Teens focuses on
the social issues and challenges faced by pre-adolescents and adolescents and
introduces social concepts and strategies that can help individuals navigate
these tricky years. Social rules and expectations change with age; thinking and
behavior that was appropriate in elementary school can quickly become
inappropriate and unexpected as students move into middle and high school. Thinksheets
help educators, therapists, and parents encourage more mature social thinking
and related shifts in their students’ social skills. The thinksheets explore a
wide range of topics, starting with the basic Social Thinking understanding of
the Four Steps of Communication, to exploring the hidden rules of the
classroom. Thinksheets books are easily used by parents,
paraprofessionals, or professionals. Thinksheets are designed to help guide the
thinking of both the teacher and the student in working together to better
understand social issues and social challenges.
Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex® to Outsmart! Introducing Superflex’s Very Cool Five-Step Power Plan and the Unthinkables©. Stephanie Madrigal, Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $53.95 (includes CD-ROM for handouts)
This latest edition in the Superflex® series is a compilation work that introduces 82 new Unthinkables and 14 new Thinkables submitted by Social Town citizens of all ages. Unthinkables and Thinkables are grouped by theme/category for easy reference by student or adult, and each entry includes the character’s power, related information about its characteristics, and strategies to defeat the Unthinkable or bolster a Thinkable's help. The focal point of the book is a brand new teaching strategy developed by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner called Superflex’s Very Cool Five-Step Power Plan. It provides students with even more tools to strengthen their social processing.
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Socially Curious and Curiously Social: a Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $34.95
This book is a “get real” discussion about what really goes on inside the mind of people as we share space together. From discussing the “ins and outs” of what it means to be a “Social Thinker” to figuring out texting, dating, the many different levels of friendship and the many and varied emotions we experience as we relate to others, the authors describe the “real world” of being with other people.
Sticker Strategies: Practical Strategies to Encourage Social Thinking and Organization, 2nd Edition. Michelle Garcia Winner, $37.50
Sticker Strategies includes over 80 fundamental social skills strategies that can be applied to a spiral-bound set of index cards for a student to use at his or her desk while at school or home. Topics include:
- Asking for Help
- Emotions & Problem Solving
- Organization, Writing and Homework
- Group Work
- Social Thinking
- Family Time — Home Strategies
The goal of the sticker strategy tool is for teachers to work with students to determine which strategies or social thinking reminders fit best for each student; a small book of key strategies can then be developed based on the student's needs that the student can transport between home and school.
Superflex: My Hero Inside (Music CD). Think Social
Publishing Inc., $21.95
Sing your Unthinkables to rest with these 13 fun, catchy,
and educational songs that support children's social emotional learning as
taught through the Superflex curriculum! Each song is an upbeat combination of
music and lyrics that can help kids learn more about Social Town, the sneaky
Unthinkables, and training at the Superflex Academy to help them seek their
"Hero Inside". Music and lyrics are based on the concepts and
characters in the original Superflex curriculum created by Stephanie Madrigal
and Michelle Garcia Winner.
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Superflex Posters 2 Pack. $31.50 (Ages 8-10, Ages 11-13)
These Superflex posters are the perfect visual tools to guide students in using their superflexible social thinking and learning the concepts and strategies taught in Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum. The characters on the posters are positioned so that the Unthinkable-Thinkable pair is found in the same spot on each poster.
Superflex® Superdecks. Think Social Publishing,
$58.95 (ages 8-11)
Kids love Superflex and are eager to explore new ways to
learn about the supportive Thinkables, the sneaky Unthinkables and discover new
strategies to defeat them, using Superflex’s very cool Five-Step Power Plan. The Superflex
Superdecks contains four standard playing card size decks, 52 cards
each, that can be used in all sorts of superflexible ways to help you teach the
who, what, when, where, and why of Superflex. Each deck comes with a game,
instructions, and answer sheet. Additional games and activities are available
in a free PDF download, along with blank templates to create your own
cards to expand and individualize each deck to your students’ needs
Superflex® … a Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum. Stephanie Madrigal & Michelle Garcia Winner, $75.95 (includes the comic Superflex takes on Rock Brain)
For professionals and parents to use with students in 3rd - 5th grade. Superflex®: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum provides educators, parents and therapists fun and motivating ways to teach students with social and communication difficulties (undiagnosed or diagnosed, such as Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, high-functioning autism or similar). The three part cognitive behavioral curriculum helps students to develop further awareness of their own thinking and social behaviors and learn strategies to help them develop better self-regulation across a range of these behaviors. The package includes the curriculum and the first Superflex comic, Superflex Takes on Rock Brain.
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Superflex® Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Michele Garcia Winner, $37.50 (includes CD-ROM with handouts)
Superflex Takes On Brain Eater focuses on one of the social cognitive challenges we see most often in our students — distractibility! The engaging comic book (and CD with lessons) is the third in our Superflex series designed to help children learn more about their own social behavior and strategies to regulate it!
Superflex® Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Michele Garcia Winner, $34.95
Superflex Takes On Glassman shows elementary school students how they can use strategies to conquer their own “Team of Unthinkables”. In the process, students learn to calm themselves and to use strategies to assess the size of problems and other issues. As students face Glassman and other Unthinkables, they build up and learn to flex nimble, new thinking skills that help them manage and work on the thoughts and behaviors that may be causing them problems.
Superflex® Takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Kelly Kopp, $35.95 (includes CD-ROM with handouts)
In this newest comic, children become familiar with several ways to squash the powers of two, related Unthinkable characters: One-Sided Sid, who gets people to talk only about themselves, and his sidekick sister Un-Wonderer, who likes to keep people from thinking about others. This clever duo tries to get students to do or say things that show they're only thinking about themselves and not others.
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Superflex Thinkables Poster. Michelle Garcia
Thinkables represent the expected thinking and behaviors
that kids learn through the use of the Superflex Curriculum. Several Superflex
characters, representing students’ gender and ethnic diversity, are at the top
of the poster to remind students that Superflex represents the superflexible
social thinking that’s in each of us. The poster displays each of the 14
Thinkables, their names, and each of their powers. A great visual tool for use
in the classroom, clinic, or at home – anywhere flexible thinking and
encouragement is needed! Pair it with the Superflex Unthinkables Poster to
reinforce teaching and learning.
Superflex Unthinkables Poster. Michelle Garcia
The Superflex Unthinkables poster colorfully displays all
14 of the original Team of Unthinkables in a fresh new and larger format.
Several Superflex characters are at the top, to remind students that Superflex
represents the superflexible social thinking that's in each of us. The
Unthinkables range from Glassman to Rock Brain to Worry Wall and Energy Hare-y,
with the poster displaying each of their powers and how they try to sabotage
our thinking and social behaviors. Pair it with the Superflex
Thinkables Poster to reinforce teaching and learning.
Superflexible Me! Superflex Cape. $29.95
Defeat those clever Unthinkables in style, and discover
your hero inside! The Superflexible Me! Superflex Cape provides a fun
way to help kids remember to use their superflexible thinking anytime, anywhere
and call upon the strategies they’re learning about in Superflex…A Superhero
Social Thinking Curriculum.
Superflex is the superflexible thinking superhero that
lives inside each of us and helps us work through our social challenges. The
“Superflexible Me!” message reinforces the idea that while we know and love
Aiden, the Superflex in our product series, each and every one of us has a
Superflexible hero inside!
- One-size-fits most kids
- Measures 22" long
- Velcro easy-off collar closure
- 100% satin polyester
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Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students. Michelle Garcia Winner, $123.95
Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students is a social thinking curriculum to guide therapists, educators and parents who are exploring how to introduce social thinking to their students in a structured and thought out progression. Think Social is designed to assist children across the school ages who have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, PDD-NOS, high-functioning autism, AD/HD, hyperlexia, non-verbal learning disability (NVLD) and when there is no clear diagnosis, but social challenges are present.
Thinkables & Unthinkables Double Deck. Think
Social Publishing, $28.95 (ages 8-11)
The Thinkables & Unthinkables Double Deck is
the superflexible teaching tool you asked for to use with individuals who are
learning about or have already been introduced to Superflex, the 14
original Unthinkables, and the newer characters, the Thinkables (first
mentioned in the book, Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New
Unthinkables for Superflex to Outsmart.
- You take the lead in using the cards — they’re a blank canvas of
- Create games such as “Go Fish” with the cards
- Use the Thinkables cards to say “good job” when a child or
student has mostly put an Unthinkable to rest
- Use an Unthinkable card as a visual tool to remind a student to
use his/her strategies when one of those clever, sneaky characters is invading
the student’s brain
- Pick an Unthinkable or Thinkable and play “I Spy…” where students
use their Social Detective skills to look for that character showing up in
themselves or others in the group, the classroom, or the school
- The possibilities are endless, limited only by your imagination
and your own superflexible thinking!
Thinking about YOU, Thinking about ME: Teaching Perspective Taking and Social Thinking to Persons with Social Cognitive Learning Challenges, 2nd Edition. Michelle Garcia Winner, $70.95
Thinking about YOU, Thinking about ME is one of Michelle Garcia Winner’s best-selling works. This newly revised edition includes 140 new pages of information, including two new chapters and an updated philosophy throughout. The assessment chapter has been re-written and expanded to include a Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment Protocol®, with more detailed assessment techniques. As well, this second edition includes:
- Winner's 3 Levels of Social Cognitive Perspective Taking
- Review of Social Cognition and Related Theories
- The 4 Steps of Communication Explained and Related Treatment Activities
- Concrete Strategies to help students become aware of the impact their words and actions have on other people's thoughts, emotions and actions
- Sample IEP Goals and Benchmarks
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Thinksheets for Teaching Social Thinking® and Related
Skills. Michelle Garcia Winner, $48.95 (formerly titled Worksheets!)
One of Social Thinking's best-selling books, Worksheets!, now has a new name: THINKSHEETS.
Same great content, now with a new title and cover. THINKSHEETS encourages
higher functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorder, social
(pragmatic) communication disorder, ADHD, or other related social–emotional
learning challenges to process more deeply what social thinking means to them.
The curriculum works best for students mid elementary through high school. The THINKSHEETS
are coded for different aged students.
Developed from years of working with students with
social–cognitive challenges, the THINKSHEETS serve as mini-lesson plans to
introduce Social Thinking concepts. Educators can then take these concepts and
adapt them through different activities they develop. Teachers, therapists,
parents, and other caregivers can also copy and send the material to other
stakeholders in the individual’s life to reinforce the concepts the student is
Tu es un détective social! L’interaction
sociale expliquéeaux enfants. Michelle Garcia
Winner & Pamela Crooke, $31.95
We Can Make It Better: a Strategy to Motivate and Engage Young Learners in Social Problem-Solving Through Flexible Stories. Elizabeth Delsandro, $38.50
We Can Make It Better! is a resource for safe and motivating social problem-solving practice. With the right tools, practice and understanding, students can learn how to make good choices — in their thoughts, actions and words — that result in improved social interactions.
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We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers. Ryan
Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, Michelle Garcia Winner, $151.95
We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers is an
engaging Social Thinking educational series that combines a social learning
framework with music and dramatic play activities that will appeal to early
learners. Play is the learning environment of young children, and this
curriculum capitalizes on this idea! The We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social
Explorers Deluxe Set includes the five storybook set, curriculum
book, The Incredible Flexible You music CD, and a free tote bag.
Note: Due to some confusion caused by use of the word
"flexible" in the names of many of our products, The
Incredible Flexible You series name has changed to We
Thinkers! There will be no content change in Volume 1, only a name
change. As the components in Volume 1 are reprinted (Storybooks 1-5, curriculum
book, and tote bag), we will be updating them with the new We Thinkers! name.
In the interim, our Volume 1 Deluxe Package may contain products with the two
series' name on them.
We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers: a Social
Thinking® Curriculum for the Preschool and Early Elementary Years.
Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, Michelle Garcia Winner,
Social executive functioning is a tall order for our
early learners, especially for kids with social emotional learning challenges. We
Thinkers! Volume 2: Social Problem Solvers delves deeper into the social
clues for sharing space, interacting with others, and regulating emotions.
Social executive functioning is used in the classroom when sitting in a group
to learn, it’s used when running onto the playground to play with others, and
kids use it to figure out how to join a play group that’s pretending to be
pirates. It involves surveying a social situation, understanding what the group
is doing, considering others’ ideas, having enough flexibility (in thoughts and
behavior) to ride out the shifts and changes that may occur, negotiating roles,
turns, or positions, and self-regulating to keep emotions, actions and
reactions under control when problems arise.
We Thinkers! breaks down these complex concepts
into smaller, teachable segments that kids can understand and presents them in
an organized curriculum from which adults can teach in a step-by-step manner.
Excellent teaching curriculum for all students in a mainstream setting and with
deeper lessons geared to students with social learning challenges.
- We Thinkers! curriculum
- Five paperback, full-color storybooks
- We Thinkers! GPS Book (Group Collaboration, Play and Problem
- USB Drive containing core teaching materials from the curriculum
and the GPS book
- Tote bag
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What is a Thought? A Thought is a Lot! Amy Kahofer & Jack Pranksy, $30.95 Grades K-5 5
This poetic and engaging book introduces children to the amazing, creative power within us all: thought. It is not a book about changing thoughts or changing behaviors, but rather a story to help children (and adults!) see how their own thinking creates their lives, moment to moment, day to day.
Wonderfully illustrated, this children's book not only introduces young readers to the concept of thought but also the amazing power of their own thoughts. Authors Amy Kahofer and noted prevention specialist Jack Pransky tell a simple yet profound message: that our thinking creates our feelings and behavior, and when our minds are calm we have access to natural wisdom and healthy feelings.
Lesson plans and activities on the enclosed CD-ROM transform a story into a teaching tool that can be used with regular and special education students alike to explore social thinking concepts such as perspective taking, abstract language, empathy and human relatedness.
Whole Body Listening Larry at Home, 2nd Edition. Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Sautter, $28.95
Whole Body Listening Larry at School, 2nd Edition. Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Sautter, $28.95
These colorfully illustrated storybooks provide fun ways to teach children an abstract but essential idea — that their eyes, hands, brains — their whole bodies! — communicate and affect the people around them. Being a good listener means much more than just hearing what is said with the ears. It is important to break down ALL of the components of listening for your child. Parents, teachers and therapists can use these books to teach this challenging concept at home, at school, in the car, with friends, with grandparents — and a number of other very recognizable situations.
Whole Body Listening Poster. Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Sautter, $12.95 (Ages 4 – 9)
The Whole Body Listening Larry Poster provides a fun way to reinforce lessons of the Whole Body Listening Larry storybooks! It provides a visual for the concepts of "listening" with your eyes, your brain, your heart, etc. to keep your entire body properly engaged and aware of the people around you. The books, along with the poster, help to teach self-regulation to children who may be a bit wiggly!
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Why Teach Social Thinking?
Questioning Our Assumptions about What It Means to Learn Social Skills. Michelle Garcia Winner, $36.50
Today's children (both neurotypical and
those with social learning challenges) are entering school with declining
abilities to learn in a group, attend to a lesson, be considerate toward
others, or self-regulate their own behavior. Teachers are increasingly finding
themselves ill-equipped with the know-how, tools, and strategies to teach
students about social awareness, emotional intelligence, and self-regulation of
If you've ever wanted, or needed, to
make a case for social instruction to be added to a student's treatment plan,
social goals written into a student's IEP, or social thinking lessons infused
into a classroom or campus curriculum plan, WHY TEACH SOCIAL THINKING drives
home the importance of social learning to a student's academic success and
later success in life. Through exploring 12 core questions, Winner attempts to
raise awareness of the many complex and interrelated issues that are at the
heart of teaching social skills. While we wait for public policy to catch up
with the ever-present and growing needs of our students, this book will open
doors to a new understanding for parents, teachers, service providers, and
administrators about effective ways to teach social thinking and related social
You Are a Social Detective: Bridging the Gap Between
Social Struggles & Social Success! USB Flash Drive. Social Skill
Builder & Social Thinking Publishing, $121.95 (ages 7-12)
Developed in collaboration with Michelle Garcia Winner
and Pamela Crooke, and based on their book You Are a Social Detective,
this interactive USB Flash Drive teaches school-aged children to become better
social thinkers. By putting on their detective hats and deciphering expected
and unexpected social behavior, learning to make smart social guesses, and
investigating social clues, children can learn to see how others people’s
emotions and responses are connected to their own behavior. This exciting and
fun learning tool motivates students to learn while having fun! Includes:
- 6 interactive levels
- Over 200 videos targeting a range of abilities
- A fun and motivating reinforcement game
- Automatic scoring to track student responses
- Printout of Social Maps
You Are a Social Detective: Explaining Social Thinking to Kids. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, Illustrated by Kelly Knopp, $31.95
Every one of us is a Social Detective. We are good Social Detectives when we use our eyes, ears, and brains to figure out what others are planning to do next or are presently doing and what they mean by their words and deeds. This entertaining comic book offers different ways that can be reviewed repeatedly with students to teach them how to develop their own social detective skills. Enjoy watching your students and kids blossom day-by-day into successful Social Detectives!
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The ZONES of Regulation®: a Curriculum Designed to
Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control.Leah Kuypers, $68.95
(Includes USB drive with full-colour, ready-to-print reproducibles)
The Zones Of Regulation is a curriculum geared
toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions,
which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a
cognitive behavior approach, the curriculum's learning activities are designed
to help students recognize when they are in different states called
"zones," with each of four zones represented by a different color.
Students learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from
one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and
sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between
zones. To deepen students' understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons
set out to teach students these skills: how to read others' facial expressions
and recognize a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and
react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their less regulated
states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills.
The curriculum’s learning activities are presented in 18
lessons. To reinforce the concepts being taught, each lesson includes probing
questions to discuss and instructions for one or more learning activities. Many
lessons offer extension activities and ways to adapt the activity for
individual student needs. The curriculum also includes worksheets, other
handouts, and visuals to display and share. These can be photocopied from this
book or printed from the accompanying USB drive.
Zones of Regulation Poster. Leah Kuyper, $15.95 (Ages 8 - Young Adult)
This poster reinforces the teachings of The Zones of Regulation book/curriculum. Using a cognitive behavior approach, the curriculum’s learning activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in different states called “zones,” with each of the four color-coded and "road sign" oriented for clear recognition and reinforcement. Along the way, students learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones.
- Only use dry erase pens on the poster
- Dimensions: 24" width x 18" length
Zones of Regulation Three Poster Set (dry erase). Leah Kuyper, $46.95 (Ages 8 - Young Adult)
Love The Zones of Regulation® self-regulation curriculum? Or maybe you're just getting started using Zones? Either way you'll love having all three of the Zones posters for your classroom, clinic, or home/homeschool. Each is a visual teaching tool in and of itself and gives you the opportunity to take advantage of all those in-the-moment teaching situations that are part of everyday life. And, all three posters are dry erase, which means you can use them again and again!
- The original Zones of Regulation poster
- The Zones STOP, OPT and GO poster
- The new Zones Triggers poster
- Dimensions 18" x 24"
- Use only dry erase markers on these posters
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