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No Place to Hide: Strategies to Overcome Shame and Add Joy While Managing Special Needs Behaviors in Daily Life

 

Gayle Yess Fisher, M. Ed. Tech.

Fitting Learning Differences into Your Busy Life: Because when you know what to do, it really helps you with your fear, and gives you back your joy. 


Gayle is a special needs mom and an educator. This book gives humorous, vulnerable examples of their daily behavior interventions. Every page is linked to child development and shared therapy from many experts. You can use all these ideas at home, to do yourself at very little financial expense.  

Special needs children often require unique parenting. This quick-read book gives many examples of how-to's in an easy-to-read, digital, portable format with lots of photographs to make it easier.  

And you will laugh. This book helps you overcome shame and fear. And get back your joy.

Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment 1st Edition

Ennio Cipani PhD 

Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment offers a wealth of insight and hope to both parents and clinicians. This book documents the latest research that shows that children who receive Applied Behavioral Analysis treatment consistently progress in skill development. 

This groundbreaking treatment has allowed numerous children to reach the "best outcome status," a level of normal intellectual and educational functioning. In essence, they become indistinguishable from their peers in everyday life. A must-read for parents and clinicians, this book is the first to document "best outcome" case studies using exclusively ABA treatment.

ABLLS-R--Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills. Revised edition

James W. Partington

The revised version of the ABLLSTM 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. The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills- Revised (The ABLLSTM-R) is an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system for children with language delays. It is based on the science of Applied Behavioral Analysis with Skinner's theory of Verbal Behavior along with research by Dr. Partington and includes 25 repertoire areas covering 544 skills. The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills- Revised (The ABLLSTM-R) is an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system for children with language delays. It is based on the science of Applied Behavioral Analysis with Skinner's theory of Verbal Behavior along with research by Dr. Partington and includes 25 repertoire areas covering 544 skills.

Parenting Matters
Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8  (2016)
Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children; Board on Children, Youth, and FamiliesDivision of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the family—which includes all primary caregivers—are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger.

A Training Guide for the Early Childhood Services Community 

Offers a training guide on integrating mental health consultation into early childhood services and systems of care. Discusses mental health consultation as a preventive intervention, consultant skills and roles, collaborative relationships, and funding.

Sense and Nonsense in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism: It Has to Be Said 

Ron LeafJohn McEachin, Mitch Taubman

A renowned team of professionals sift the sense from the nonsense in assessing the approaches to the treatment of autism. In a field exploding with alternative treatments, choosing the best course of action for the child with autism can be a daunting task. The authors offer compelling practical evidence of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as the most reliable approach to education, and provide a much needed antidote to other treatments lacking empirical data. 

Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child With a Disability

Robert Nasseef Ph.D. 

Not just another resource on parenting. More than a book on autism. This important book is a must-have guide for any parent of a child with a disability as well as anyone who works with or cares for those families. Special Children, Challenged Parents shares the unique perspective of a father of a son with autism, with additional reflection from his perspective as a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with families of children with disabilities.

Through support and information Beacon 12 aids families as they deal with the life altering circumstances of having children with disabilities, special needs or chronic illnesses.

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