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Although these products are not created by Centering on Children, we consider them to be important tools for use by professionals and parents working and/or living with individuals with autism, particularly within the Structured Teaching Approach as created and taught by the North Carolina TEACCH program.
$45.00 (includes S&H) within the continental US
A workbook explaining self-awareness and life lessons to the child or youth with High Functioning Autism or Asperger's / Structured Teaching Ideas for Home and School.
We think this book will be a powerful tool in the hands of both individuals with high functioning autism and those who work with them. It's just filled with good, practical ideas presented in a very user friendly format.
Ron Larsen, Centering on Children
This user-friendly tool can help your child or student understand about having autism, as he is prompted on every page to fill in, circle, or add relevant details, thus creating an individualized book about him.
It can be shared with siblings, grandparents, cousins, and other family members, as well as teachers and therapists. In addition to the workbook for kids, it is full of structured teaching ideas for teachers and parents. It is a thorough introduction to autism for a new teacher, and provides many practical ideas for new and veteran teachers of autistic students.
Pat Rakovic, a speech therapist from the Rhode Island Autism Project wrote that "The explanation of structured teaching is super and aids in instructing others that might not be as well versed in TEACCH to the whys and hows of structured teaching. Examples are given in the book that aid both the novice as well as the more experienced. The book is set up with worksheets for the student followed by information for parents and teachers. There are drawings and quotes by children with HFA or Aspergers. I loved the idea Catherine Faherty had of having the student circle the page numbers that are important to the child. This will give us even greater understanding of the student. The author's insight into the subject matter and the respect and honor she has for the illustrators and people she quoted in the book further enhance its readability. I would very much recommend the purchase of this book!"
$30 (includes S&H) within the continental US
Finally, family members and professionals have true guidance for these difficult, but necessary, conversations. Author, Catherine Faherty, offers detailed, concrete explanations of illness, dying, life after death, losing a pet, and numerous other issues. Her descriptions are written with such care; even caregivers will be comforted by her words.
The Communication Forms following each short topic will engage learners and include them in the conversation, allowing them to share personal experiences, thoughts, and concerns. Wonderful chapters such as "What People May Learn When Facing Death" and "Role Models and Mentors" put death into perspective in terms of life, and encourage us all to live fully.
Catherine covers important topics such as: Illness and Injury; Recuperating and Healing; When Someone is Dying; What Happens to the Person Who Dies; Putting Pets to Sleep; Rituals and Traditions; What People Say and Do -plus many more!
"In this book, you will find a comprehensive treatment of death focusing on things most likely to concern those with ASD presented in the clear, straightforward, and concrete manner that is most likely to help those on the spectrum, as well as the professionals, family members, or friends that are concerned about them. Readers of this book will learn a lot about death, themselves, and how to help people with ASD to better understand and cope with it. After reading this book, my admiration for the author, Catherine Faherty, has continued to grow, along with my appreciation for her courage and conviction in making this available for all of us who care about helping people with ASD to deal with this issue and succeed in understanding this still confusing and anxiety-provoking aspect of our everyday lives."Gary Mesibov, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$25 (includes S&H) within the continental US
Filmed at the Western Regional Autism Preschool Program, this 16-minute film highlights the three important aspects of the TEACCH approach; elements and structure of the physical environment, independent work systems, and daily schedules.