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Developing Flexibility Skills in Children and Teens with Autism The 5P Approach to Thinking, Learning and Behaviour

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Book - Developing Flexibility Skills in Children and Teens with Autism The 5P Approach to Thinking, Learning and Behaviour

by: Linda Miller

About the author:

Linda Miller is a chartered educational psychologist and chartered scientist with a specialism in autism and related disorders. Linda currently works as an Independent Consultant Educational Psychologist and, with more than 25 years' experience in education, she has worked closely with schools and parents to provide consultation and assessment, advice on behaviour management and support to schools in developing policy and provision. Linda has played a key role in the development of Local Authority autism policy in the UK, and contributed to the national Autism Good Practice Guidance.

ISBN: 978-1-84905-362-4

Year: 2013

Publication Info: 176pp

Description:

Typified by a lack of adaptability, rigid behaviour, narrow interests, obsessions and poor problem solving skills, limited flexibility is often the cause of behavioural difficulties and presents a considerable barrier to learning, social development and independence for students with autism and related disorders.

Using the principles and philosophy of the author’s unique 5P approach, this book provides a comprehensive framework through which to support children and young people with autism and related disorders in developing flexibility skills and increased independence. The book also offers a means of reducing behaviour issues which arise from poor flexibility. It provides a number of useful tools for flexibility assessment and intervention planning at individual and organisational levels. It explores the links between flexibility and participation, introducing further assessment tools and ideas. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM of useful resources that will further support practice.

Packed with resources and practical strategies to improve flexible thinking, this book presents a comprehensive approach for teachers and other professionals who support children and young people with autism and related disorders.

 

Contents:

Introduction: About this book. 1. What is flexibility and why is it important? 2. What can we do to help? 3. The 5P Approach Flexibility Assessment. 4. Using the 5P Approach Flexibility Assessment in Intervention Planning. 5. Staying GREEN and Developing Flexibility: Ideas and Resources. Contribution from Louise Miller. 6. “Do you want to know what I think?” Flexibility, Independence, Self-advocacy and Participation. 7. Creating a Flexibility Policy and Flexibility Curriculum. 8. And Finally….Index.

 

Reviews:

An excellent book which will be of enormous benefit for those interested in understanding the impact of flexibility in children on children’s learning, social behaviour and independence. Linda Miller builds on previous research and writes in a language which is accessible to both lay and professional people. As such, it is the first book on flexibility in its own right which combines theory, assessment tools and practical strategies. A must for parents/carers, teachers, professionals, schools and other organisations!

 

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