FEAT Library

FEAT of CNY has the following books and videos available through the Onondaga County Library System (OCPL).

Books - Non-Fiction  ||  Books - Fiction  ||  Videos


Books Non-Fiction
Book cover Behaviorask : straight answers to ABA programming questions by Newman, Bobby
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Summary: Parents and professionals undertaking Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) teaching and behavior management programs for individuals diagnosed with autistic-spectrum disorders often face serious questions. Behaviorask is a collection of answers to over 100 of the most common ABA programming questions, discussed in rich detail. The authors are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with many years of experience providing ABA-based programs in schools, homes, and private clinics.
Published: 2005.
Description: xv, 138 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN: 0966852850

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Book cover Behavioral intervention for young children with autism : a manual for parents and professionals
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Summary: Chapters on choosing an effective treatment discuss how to evaluate claims about treatments for autism, and what the research says about early behavioral intervention and other treatments. Subsequent sections address what to teach, teaching programs, how to teach, and who should teach. Also addressed are the organization and funding of a behavioral program, working with a speech-language pathologist, and working with the schools. Answers to commonly asked questions are presented along with case histories.
Published: 2001
Description: xiv, 400 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN: 0890796831

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Book cover Making a difference : behavioral intervention for autism
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Published:2001.
Description:ix, 221 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN: 0890798710

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Right from the Start : Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism by Sandra L. Harris & Mary Jane Weiss To check availability of this book at OCPL, click here
Parents of young children -- ages 18 months to 5 years -- recently diagnosed with autism, face the critical decision of which educational treatment program to choose for their child. To help guide them through this complex decision-making process, parents can turn to the revised and updated edition of "Right from the Start". This second edition covers programs that use Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention, a highly effective treatment based on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). New information includes the latest research on the benefits of Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention, the types of instruction used (naturalistic instruction and other teaching methods that complement ABA), home-based professionals and their credentials, school-based programs, and more. An Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention program consists of concentrated instruction (at least 40 hours a week) and can be based in the child's home, at a centre (private or university), or more recently, in public schools. Besides the setting, there are many other variables to consider when evaluating a program, and "Right from the Start" thoroughly explores those, including: age of the child; access to typically developing peers; curriculum; teaching strategies; team member credentials; time demands; family finances; home support services; supervision and accountability; behavior management; control over the child's education; visual and auditory distractions; availability of multidisciplinary team. Comprehensive in its coverage and full of personal insight, "Right from the Start" is an essential primer to help families explore the options and select the educational treatment program that best suits them and their child's needs. The many professionals who work closely with these families can also benefit from reading this book.

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Self-Help Skills for People with Autism : A Systematic Teaching Approach
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Summary: Learning self-help skills -- eating, dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene -- can be challenging for people with autism, but is essential for independence. This book thoroughly describes a systematic approach that parents (and educators) can use to teach basic self-care to children, ages 24 months to early teens, and even older individuals. With an encouraging tone, the authors -- behaviour analysts and psycholo-gists -- emphasise that it's worthwhile to devote the extra time and effort now to teach skills rather than have your child be forever dependent on others. The many case studies throughout the book depict individuals with deficits in specific self-care tasks, and demonstrate how a coordinated and system-atic approach is effective in teaching more complex skills. For example, a 12-year-old with the self-feeding skills of a toddler, who was excluded from the school cafeteria, is taught to stay at the table to eat a full meal using utensils. A chapter is devoted to each of the four skill areas (eating, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene) offering detailed insight and specific instruction strategies. Ap-pendices contain forms to complete for task analyses, instructional plans, and data collection. With the in-formation in this book, parents can immediately start teaching their child, or refer back to the book to fine-tune skills as their child develops.
Published: 2007
Description: xv, 187 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.     
ISBN: 9781890627416 

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Visual supports for people with autism : a guide for parents and professionals by Cohen, Marlene J.
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Summary : Most of us rely on visual supports in our daily lives and may not even realize it. Roadmaps, calendars, and to-do lists are just a few commonly used examples. For children and adults with autism, visual supports-any pictorial, graphic, or scheduling aid-are important teaching tools because they allow users to learn concepts that are otherwise difficult to master due to weaknesses in auditory and verbal processing.
Published: 2007
Description: xiv, 168 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.     
ISBN: 9781890627478

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Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism : Scripts and Script Fading  by McClannahan, Lynn E.
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Summary :   Many children and adults with autism have difficulty communicating, especially starting and maintaining conversation. Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism is the first book to describe how scripts and script fading can provide a predictable and meaningful structure for children and adults with autism to engage in conversation. Using this strategy, children begin by playing recorded words or phrases (or reading written ones aloud) to initiate conversation, and often progress to speaking spontaneously with other children or adults.
Published:  2005
Description: xiii, 160 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.    
ISBN: 1890627321

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Siblings of Children with Autism : A Guide for Families by Harris, Sandra L.
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Summary: Confronted with the intense demands of caring for a child with autism, parents often struggle to meet the needs of their other children. Now in a new edition, Siblings of Children with Autism takes an in-depth look at what it is like to grow up as a sibling of a child with autism. This useful book addresses a full range of questions and concerns, including how to explain autism to siblings, how to help siblings share their feelings, and how to balance the needs of the entire family. The new edition also includes a chapter about the concerns and responsibilities of adult siblings. It is important for parents to see autism through the eyes of their other children, and this book will be immensely helpful throughout that process. Book jacket.
Published
: 2003.     
Description: x, 180 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.     
ISBN: 1890627291

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When Everybody Cares : Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism   by Newman, Bobby.
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Summary: Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism is a series of 20 case studies that explain and elaborate principles in Applied Behavior Analysis. This is done in an engaging format, easily understood by layperson and professional alike.
Published: 2002    
Description: 129 p. ; 26 cm.    
ISBN: 0966852818

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Reaching Out, Joining In : Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism  by Weiss, Mary Jane.
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Summary: One of the most important yet difficult skills for children with autism to learn is effective social interaction. This book introduces social skills programs to parents of preschool- and kindergarten-aged children diagnosed with one of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), including Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and PDD: Not Otherwise Specified. The book is based on the authors' decades of clinical experience using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a proven educational method, to teach social skills at home and school. This book focuses on four broad topics: play skills; the language of social skills; understanding another person's perspective; functioning in an inclusive classroom. This book helps parents to work with their child's strengths to improve social skills. Following the suggestions and exercises in this book, parents can teach children to: pretend-play, use toys appropriately, know when to use conventional responses like -- excuse me -- tell jokes, recognise that others' feelings and thoughts are different from their own, and initiate social interaction with peers. Included are tips for using games, modelling, rewards, role play, videos, activity schedules, and social stories to teach social skills and make the learning experience fun for parents and children. A case study of one family's efforts and successes provides a real-life example that's informative and reassuring. Appendices listing resources such as books, games, and activities give parents additional material to explore.
Published: 2001    
Description: xiv, 225 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.     
ISBN: 1890627240

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Social Skills Picture Book : Teaching Communication, Play and Emotion  by Baker, Jed.
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Summary: This book uses photographs of students engaging in a variety of real-life social situations. The realistic format plays to the visual strengths of children with ASD to teach appropriate social behaviors. Color photographs illustrate the "right way" and "wrong way" to approach each situation and the positive/negative consequences of each. A facilitator (parent, teacher, etc.) is initially needed to explain each situation, and ask questions such as "What is happening in this picture?" Children role-play skills until confident enough to practice them in real-life interactions.
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Published: 2001    
Description: xxv, 197 p. : ill. ; 28 x 22 cm.     
ISBN: 1885477910

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Activity Schedules for Children with Autism : Teaching Independent Behavior  by McClannahan, Lynn E.
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Summary : Activity schedules -- simple, yet revolutionary teaching tools -- enable children with autism to accomplish activities with greatly reduced adult supervision. An activity schedule is a set of pictures or words that cues a child to engage in a sequence of activities. When activity schedules are mastered, children are more self-directed and purposeful in their home, school, and leisure activities -- doing puzzles, interacting with classmates, and preparing food with minimal assistance from adults. In this book, parents and professionals will find detailed instructions and examples to help them. Activity Schedules for Children with Autism can be used successfully with young children, adolescents, and adults, rewarding them with more control over their lives.
Published: 1999   
Description: 117 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.     
ISBN: 093314993X

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Teach Me Language : A Language Manual for Children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, and related developmental disorders  by Freeman, Sabrina Karen
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Summary: Designed for parents and therapists who teach language to children with autism, Asperger's syndrome and other related developmental disorders. A step by step "How to" manual with 400 pages of instructions, explanations, examples, games and cards that attack language weaknesses common to children with pervasive developmental disorders. This book is based on professional speech pathology methods developed specifically to teach children with autism and related disorders the language skills they need in school and in life. Areas Targeted include Social Language, General Knowledge, Grammar and Syntax, Functional Knowledge, Written Expression, and Language-Based Academic Concepts such as sequencing, problem-solving, time, and money.  Children Who Benefit are visual learners. By this we mean that they are able to learn better with their eyes than their ears. The entire book is based on this principle. The child must be table ready (able to sit willingly at a table for short periods of time). The child must also be able to communicate to some extent, either through limited verbal communication, through signing or through the use of a picture communication system.  This Book should be introduced once the child has learned one and two word sentences, has some basic vocabulary, and can answer simple "What" or "Where" questions from a picture book. The exercises in Teach Me Language take the child from one and two word sentences to more complex sentences and lay the foundation for conversation. The various activities in Teach Me Language are appropriate for children from kindergarten through the teenage years, with simple adaptation for cognitive level i.e. the materials become more difficult, yet the activities remain structured in the same way.
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Books Fiction
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Rules by Lord, Cynthia.
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Summary: Frustrated with a life that revolves around the needs of her autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a "normal" existence but instead finds her world further complicated and enriched by friendship with a young paraplegic.  
Published: 2007    
Description: 200 p. ; 20 cm.     
ISBN: 0545036402

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Videos
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 Model me. Tips & tricks
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Target Audience Note: For teachers, parents, or therapists.
Summary:  Features school-aged children demonstrating social skills at school and in the community. Topics include:  Voice Modulation, Blurting, Tact, Personal Space, Grooming & Hygiene,  Deep Breathing, Forgive, Asking for Help, Sense of Humor, Perspective, Being Wrong, Flexibility.
Publisher: Model Me kids
Published:
2008

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Model me conversation cues for children with autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, learning disabilities and delays.
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Summary:  Features school-aged children demonstrating social skills at school and in the community. Topics include:  When To Start Conversation, Cue: Interested, Cue: Not Interested, How To Start Conversation, Cue: Bored, Take Turns, Maintain Conversation, Talk on Topic, Cue: Disbelief, Cue: Confused, My Cues,  End Conversation.
Publisher: Model Me kids
Published:
2007

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Model me friendship for children with autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, learning disabilities and delays.
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Summary: Features features teen-aged children demonstrating appropriate social skills at school, playing on sports teams, eating at a restaurant, and in other settings.Topics include: Say Hello, Clubs, Empathy, Interests, Team Sports, Rejection,  Include Others, Invite, Show Interest, Compromise, Maintain Friendship, Body Language.
Publisher: Model Me kids
Published:
2007

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I can do it! for children with autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, learning disabilities and delays.
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Summary:  Presents social skills in the context of challenging circumstances. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate behavior in a variety of difficult situations, such as: Handle Criticism, Wait, Do What is Asked, Friend Says "No", Losing, Working as a Team, Transitions: Getting Ready to Go Out & Doing Homework, Try Something New, Birthday Party Behavior: Walk in Calmly, Say Hello, Sing Happy Birthday, Join in Activities, Say Thank You.
Publisher: Model Me kids
Published:
2005

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Time for a playdate for children with autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, learning disabilities and delays.
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Summary: Features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate social skills on a playdate, such as Greet Friend, Share, Guest Chooses, Stay with Friend, Losing is OK, Answer, Take Turns, Play His Way, Eye Contact, Clean Up, Say Goodbye.
Publisher: Model Me kids
Published:
  2005

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Time for school for children with autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, learning disabilities and delays.
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Summary: Features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate social skills in the classroom, library, on the playground, and in the hallway such as Say Hello, Listen to the Teacher, Share, Take Turns, Keep My Hands to Myself, Say Sorry, Sit Quietly, Raise My Hand, Library Behavior, Show Interest in Others, Self-Calming Techniques, Playground Behavior.
Publisher: Model Me kids
Published:
2005

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About me and you --and my friends too!
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Summary: A complimentary strategy to other interventions including ABA, VB, speech and language therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy. This video teaches and reinforces all categories of development skills. Teaching lessons include: taking turns; brushing teeth; drawing shapes and pictures, answer and ask yes/no questions, all about my senses, rooms in my house, block design and patterns and more! Lessons are taught and generalized through fun activities including: playing a senses guessing game with friends, beading bracelets and necklaces, tying shoes and getting ready for outside play, singing and acting out a fun song to body parts, playing game and helping friend call home. DVD lessons are broken down into three components of teaching to address the needs of children at different functioning levels. In addition to a teaching tool for children, these videos can be used as a demonstration/training tool for teachers, therapists and caregivers. Look Listen I can do it engages children in a natural environment of play that is fun, captivating and a natural motivator! Recommended Developmental Age: 2-8
Publisher: Watch Me Learn
Published: 2008

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Friends 
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Summary:  Video modeling for children embarking on play date skills. This DVD follows the format of its highly acclaimed predecessors by incorporating standards of socialization and communication (ABA/VB) in the context of authentic childhood situations. Large and small group play is modeled both in and out of doors. Children will learn appropriate manners, turn taking, object naming and much more through the diverse scenes of fun and play in this video. Recommended Developmental Age: 3 years +
Publisher: Watch Me Learn
Published: 2006

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A New Beginning
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Summary: Models very basic language and social skills in scenarios that are true to life.  This comprehensive video models skills including:  language, motor, life, self-help, academic, functional and social. Children watch and learn how to name objects, pay attention, respond to questions, talk with friends, introduce themselves and much more, all while having fun and playing.  Skills are taught while children are at play in a game of “duck duck goose” and “simon says”, while building blocks, singing, listening to a story and more.  Developmental age:  18 mos.+
Publisher: Watch Me Learn
Published: 2005

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School Days
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Summary: Behavioral skills video modeling for school aged children. Acquaint your child with the features of a typical school day. Activities include: getting ready for school, boarding the school bus, classroom centers, the lunch room, gym class and appropriate interactions with fellow students.
Publisher: Watch Me Learn
Published: 2005

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Skill building buddies. Sharing and taking turns
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Summary: Join animated hosts Mikey, Mandy, and Marvel, as they show children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other social interaction challenges, how to function in relation to other kids, using live-action situations and music videos.    
Publisher: Mazzarella Media
Published: 2008
ISBN: 1934119512

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Skill Building Buddies teaching successful social interaction skills to children with ASD. Handling transitions and change
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Summary: Skill Building Buddies show kids how to function in relation to other kids to bring about healthy social interactions. In this program, animated hosts Mikey, Mandy and Marvel introduce age-appropriate situations that children face every day in school, at home and in peer groups.
Publisher: Mazzarella Media
Published: 2008

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Kibbles rockin' clubhouse. Vol. 1, Expressing yourself
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Summary: Join Handy Sam, Kibbles and Miss Angela in the Kibbles Rockin' Clubhouse as the whole gang shares with you ways to express yourself using your voice and your body. Kids will also learn how to understand what others are feeling and how to calm down when you get upset.    
Publisher: Noteabilities
Published: 2008
ISBN: 9780980043600
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