Groupwork for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Ages 3-5 is the first of three books promoting a multidisciplinary approach to working with children on the autism spectrum.
The author team of speech & language therapists and occupational therapists have used their experience of working together in this way to create a practical resource for professionals working with children with ASD in small groups.
The book aims to develop the children's skills in seven key areas of development: " Communication & language " Socialisation " Play " Sensory " Motor " Behaviour " Emotional Case studies, working examples, photocopiable checklists, assessment forms and session sheets are provided for group facilitators to: " Assess individual needs " Set individual targets " Create personalised programmes " Plan & run group sessions " Evaluate progress " Carry out peer reviews Forty photocopiable activities, differentiated according to the developmental area being targeted as well as the developmental level of the child, are also included.
Groupwork for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Ages 3-5 provides an invaluable resource for speech & language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, play therapists, family therapists, teachers, support staff and all those working to develop the children's skills in small groups. Parents and carers are actively encouraged to participate in gruopwork with their child.
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SET: Groupwork for Children with ASD Set of 3 Books
'I enjoyed joining in the group and being part of my child's therapy.'
Liz Ann Davidson is an occupational therapist. Her clinical specialisms are in working with children and young adults with ASD and in child mental health.
Liz Ann plays a key role in the assessment and diagnosis of children with ASD in South Tyneside, as well as providing training and consultancy.
Kerrie Old is an occupational therapist whose clinical specialisms are in the fields of ASD and in child mental health. Kerrie co-ordinates and runs multidisciplinary groupwork programmes for children and young adults with ASD.
Christina Howe is a speech & language therapist who has worked extensively with children with special needs. Christina is currently working as a specialist with children with ASD who attend a mainstream school.
Alyson Eggett is a speech & language therapist with an MA in Education. She has more than twelve years' experience of working with children and young adults with ASD and/or learning difficulties. Alyson currently co-ordinates and provides therapy services for children with ASD and other special needs, as well as providing training and consultancy.