Socially Included Child : A Parent's Guide to Successful Playdates, Recreation, and Family Events for Children with Autism

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-01
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade
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If you are worried about your child's ability to socislize among family and friends or within your community, you are not alone. Parents of children with autism often end up skipping social outings due to fear that their children will be unsafe, inappropriate, or ovewhelmed. Now, no matter your child's language skills or behaviors, he or behaviors, he or she can start participating socially with the clear action steps in this book.

Author Biography

Laurie LeComer, M.Ed., is a special educatior and developmental/behavioral consultant to families, organizations, and national media.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Social Considerations and Individualized Expectations
Your Child's Interests, Approachability, and Communication Stylep. 3
Understanding Sensory Sensitivities and Tolerancep. 23
Nonconducive Behaviors and Safetyp. 39
Enlisting Help from Parents, Teachers, and Peersp. 58
Pairing the Right Activities with the Right Reinforcementsp. 72
Previewing and Planning Using I.D.E.A.L. Elements
I: Introduce an Activityp. 87
D: Determine the Tasks Involvedp. 96
E: Evaluate Your Expectationsp. 105
A: Accommodate for Successp. 115
L: List the Activity Components Visuallyp. 127
Facilitating Social Opportunities Using I.D.E.A.L.
Playdatesp. 141
Birthday Partiesp. 154
Family Holiday Gatheringsp. 167
Recreational Activitiesp. 181
Family Restaurant Visits and Tripsp. 196
Conclusionp. 209
Appendix: I.D.E.A.L. Resources for Social Activitiesp. 215
Indexp. 221
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