Autisme et TSA quelles r alit s pour les parents au Qu bec
Autisme, troubles envahissants du développement (TED), troubles du spectre de l’autisme (TSA)... Aujourd’hui, presque tout le monde connaît, dans son entourage éloigné ou immédiat, un enfant ayant reçu l’un de ces diagnostics. Être parent d’un enfant atteint par l’un de ces troubles constitue en effet une réalité de plus en plus courante. Afin de mieux comprendre le quotidien et les besoins des parents concernés, les auteures ont voulu leur donner la parole, en menant des recherches sur l’expérience des pères et des mères par l’entremise de questionnaires et d’entrevues. Cet ouvrage présente une synthèse des résultats de leurs travaux, sous une forme plus accessible, pour que les personnes directement touchées par la problématique des TSA, qu’il s’agisse d’intervenantes, d’enseignantes ou des parents eux-mêmes, puissent en prendre connaissance. Il met en lumière les difficultés que les parents rencontrent, mais aussi la force dont ils font preuve ainsi que les ressources qu’ils mobilisent pour leur enfant. En plus de traiter du bien-être des parents, il aborde d’autres aspects qui sont peu documentés, comme l’implication de ceux-ci dans le programme de stimulation de leur enfant, leur expérience de la conciliation travail-famille, les qualités qu’ils perçoivent chez leur enfant ou encore le soutien que peuvent leur procurer des inter-venantes ou d’autres parents actifs dans des forums de discussion sur le Web. Surtout, il propose des solutions concrètes pour que soient mises en place des pratiques d’intervention qui correspondent -véritablement aux besoins des parents.
Subject: Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, & even once symptoms have been recognized, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, & loneliness.
The updated edition of this classic account of autism includes a new chapter outlining recent developments in neuropsychological research, and overviews one of the most important theoretical and practical consequences of Frith's original insights into this puzzling condition. Updated edition of this classic account of autism. Includes new sections covering practical and theoretical developments, and a chapter on recent investigations of the neurological basis of psychological impairments in autism. Accessible to a broad general readership.
Born On A Blue Day
A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet (Thinking in Numbers) is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head. He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to speak new languages fluently, from scratch, in a week. In 2004, he memorized and recited more than 22,000 digits of pi, setting a record. He has savant syndrome, an extremely rare condition that gives him the most unimaginable mental powers, much like those portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man. Fascinating and inspiring, Born on a Blue Day explores what it’s like to be special and gives us an insight into what makes us all human—our minds.
Tasks Galore is a complilation of over 250 colored photos of visually structured, multi-modal tasks that are appropriate for preschool and elementary aged learners. All the tasks have hands on components. The visual clarity of the task presentation makes them especially desirable for students who are visual learners. The ideas depicted assist teachers, parents, and therapists in designing their own visual tasks for their individual children.
This text argues that specific neurocognitive mechanisms have evolved that result in "mindreading", an ability to interpret, for the most part unconsciously, non-verbal actions. It suggests that autistic children suffer from "mindblindness" due to selective developmental
My Friend Has Autism Readers World
My friend Zack has a disability called autism. But that doesnâ€™t matter to us. We talk about airplanes, build models, and enjoy hanging out at each otherâ€™s house. Iâ€™m glad Zack is my friend!
Just Take a Bite
Winner of an iParenting Media Award! Is your child a "picky" eater or a full-fledged resistant eater? Does he or she eat only 3-20 foods, refusing all others? Eat from only one food group? Gag, tantrum, or become anxious if you introduce new foods? If so, you have a resistant eater. Learn the possible causes, when you need professional help, and how to deal with the behavior at home. Learn why "Don't play with your food!" and "Clean your plate!" - along with many other old saws - are just plain wrong. And who said you have to eat dessert last? Get ready to have some stereotypes shattered! Helpful chapters include: Who Are Resistant eaters? Oral-Motor Development Environmental and Behavioral Factors Contributing to Problems with Eating Sensory-Based and Motor-Based Problems Affecting the Resistant Eater Motor-Based Eating Problems vs. Sensory-Based Eating Problems Designing and Implementing a Comprehensive Treatment Plan Environmental Controls Gastrointestinal, Physical and Oral-Motor Development Stages of Sensory Development for Eating A Recipe for Success
Autism and the Edges of the Known World
In this intelligent and incisive book, Olga Bogdashina explores old and new theories of sensory perception and communication in autism. Drawing on linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and quantum mechanics, she looks at how the nature of the senses inform an individual's view of the world, and how language both reflects and constructs that view. Examining the 'whys' and 'hows' of the senses, and the role of language, Olga Bogdashina challenges common perceptions of what it means to be 'normal' and 'abnormal'. In doing so she shows that autism can help to illuminate our understanding of what it means to be human, and of how we develop faculties that shape our cognition, language, and behaviour. In the final chapter, she explores phenomena often associated with the paranormal - including premonitions, telepathy and déjà vu - and shows that these can largely be explained in natural terms. This book will appeal to anyone with a personal or professional interest in autism, including students and researchers, clinical practitioners, individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, teachers, speech and occupational therapists, and other professionals.
In 1934, at the age of 30, B. F. Skinner found himself at a dinner sitting next to Professor Alfred North Whitehead. Never one to lose an opportunity to promote behaviorism, Skinner expounded its main tenets to the distinguished philosopher. Whitehead acknowledged that science might account for most of human behavior but he would not include verbal behavior. He ended the discussion with a challenge: "Let me see you," he said, "account for my behavior as I sit here saying, 'No black scorpion is falling upon this table.'" The next morning Skinner began this book. It took him over twenty years to complete. This book extends the laboratory-based principles of selection by consequences to account for what people say, write, gesture, and think. Skinner argues that verbal behavior requires a separate analysis because it does not operate on the environment directly, but rather through the behavior of other people in a verbal community. He illustrates his thesis with examples from literature, the arts, and sciences, as well as from his own verbal behavior and that of his colleagues and children. Perhaps it is because this theoretical work provides a way to approach that most human of human behavior that Skinner ofter called Verbal Behavior his most important work.