Learn to use simple tools to help children with autism have better communication. Would you like to avoid some of those behavior meltdowns that are common for these students? Then you need visual strategies.
This is the Revised & Updated edition of the best-selling book, Visual Strategies for Improving Communication. It’s the most comprehensive book to explain the use of visual strategies to improve communication for students with autism, Asperger’s and others with special learning needs.
This bestseller is full of practical, easy to use techniques and tools that will help these students participate more effectively in social situations and life routines.
What is it? •An exceptional collection of simple ideas and techniques and how to use them. •Filled with samples and examples of creative strategies for improving the behavior and communication of students with autism, ADHD, cognitive impairments, language and learning disabilities and more. •A “how to” book designed to assist teachers, SLP’s, parents, and others in devising solutions to the communication and self-management challenges that are common for these students.
Who is this book for? Teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists, parents and others who work with or live with students with autism or related communication challenges will experience benefits from using visual supports. The strategies in this book have application for students with a variety of special learning needs. The target age range for examples in this book is 3-12, however, the strategies can be adapted across ages and skill levels.
How will I benefit from the book? •Learn more about the learning style of these students and why visual strategies are so helpful for them •Understand how communication break-downs affect student understanding, performance and behavior •View lots of samples and examples of visual tools that have been used to improve student communication •Learn step-by-step how to develop and use visual tools to meet the individual needs of your students . . . plus lots of ideas for improving communication in home, school, and community environments
Publisher Comments: This book is “easy-reading”. It is laid out with a question-answer format that is not full of the heavy technical jargon that is common in so many books on special needs. It has rapidly become a bestseller because it has met the needs of thousands of therapists, classroom teachers, parents and others who work with or live with students with autism, autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and related communication disorders. Visual Strategies for Improving Communication is a “must have” for your autism library.
About the Author: Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is internationally known as a pioneer in developing the use of visual strategies to support communication for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related learning needs. Linda is a powerful and entertaining presenter who speaks internationally on topics related to helping individuals with ASD improve communication.
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