Seeing autism through parents' feedback, sketchnotes, technology, and evidence-based practices /

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Author / Creator:Ennis-Cole, Demetria Loryn, 1961- author.
Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 107 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series:Educational communications and technology: issues and innovations
Educational communications and technology.
Subject:Autism spectrum disorders in children.
Autistic children.
Parents of autistic children.
MEDICAL -- Pediatrics.
Autism spectrum disorders in children.
Autistic children.
Parents of autistic children.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Lin, Lin (Professor of learning technologies), contributor.
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 10, 2019).
Summary:Seeing Autism is a comprehensive but easy-to-understand guidebook for caretakers, parents, educators, counselors, therapists, and researchers on various aspects of rearing and supporting children with autism spectrum disorder. It provides textual and visual information on technology tools, symptoms, diagnosis, auditory, sensory, visual, physical, and educational issues, as well as strategies and practices to help children on the Autism Spectrum reach their potential. Seeing Autism uniquely capitalizes on sketchnotes, a visual thinking tool, to communicate information and practices. Sketchnotes provide a unique space that can help the reader think differently, generate a variety of ideas, explore alternatives, and develop constructive points for expressing ideas and developing visual communication aids. This book will assist parents, educators, and professionals in schools (counselors, school psychologists, librarians) who work with children diagnosed with ASD; it will help readers increase their knowledge of autism and gain an appreciation for evidence-based practices and forms of technology that can be used to support learners on the autism spectrum. "This book is a call to arms and is as much a resource for the family friend as it is for the provider coming to the home. In the book Seeing Autism, Dr. Demetria Ennis-Cole helps individuals gain an incredible perspective and learn the struggles, challenges and joys of families rearing children, teens and adults on the spectrum. This book covers the entire spectrum and is a fantastic mix of research, parent perspective, and even sketchnotes for visual learners. The material is well-balanced and is a great resource to support individuals on the spectrum at home, in the community or in the classroom." Brad McGarry Father, Speaker, Author and Director of the Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst University.
Other form:Print version: Ennis-Cole, Demetria Loryn, 1961- Seeing autism through parents' feedback, sketchnotes, technology, and evidence-based practices. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019] 3030153738
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-030-15374-8
Table of Contents:
  • Intro; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; Portrayals of Autism in the Media; Evidence-Based Discussions of ASD; About this Book; Demographic Information of Parents Surveyed; Summary; References; Chapter 2: The Triad of Impairment in ASD; Language/Communication; Technology to Support Language Development; Social Interaction; Apps for Communication and Social Awareness; Connections Between Oral and Written Communication and Social Understanding; Making Social Connections with Technology; Sensory Issues; Challenging Behavior (Stereotypical and Restrictive); Parenting Challenges Due to the Triad of ImpairmentRepetitive Behavior; Aggression; Noncompliance; Perseveration; Anxiety; Summary; References; Chapter 3: Parents' Perceptions of Their Lives; Life Is Demanding; Financial Pressure; Child's Behavior; Parental Overload; Limited Assistance; Life Is Stressful (Ennis-Cole, 2012); Life Is Lonely and Isolating; Life Is Full of Worry; Summary; References; Chapter 4: Diagnosis and Support; Paths to Diagnosis; Some Diagnostic Instruments; Eye Tracking Technology and Autism Diagnosis; Using a Team Approach: The Family, School, Medical Establishment, Mentor Parents, and State and Federally Funded ProgramsThe Family; School Professionals; My First Admission, Review, Dismissal Meeting; The Medical Establishment; Mentor Parents; Federal and State Funded Programs for Medicaid; Summary; References; Chapter 5: Sensory Systems and Autism; Auditory Issues; Parents' Comments on Sensory Issues; Tactile and Olfactory Issues; Visual Processing Issues; Visual Tools for Learning; Summary; References; Chapter 6: Physical Comfort and Safety; Interacting with Professionals in the Community; Using Technology for Physical Safety and TrackingUsing Technology to Create Personalized Documentation; Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship; Emergency Preparation; Summary; Reference; Chapter 7: Creating a Positive Learning Environment; Individualized Supports and Services; Structured Learning Environments; Specific Curriculum Content; Addressing Behavioral Challenges; Family Involvement; Summary; References; Chapter 8: Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) in Autism; What Are EBP?; Technology-Aided Instruction and Intervention (TAII) and Other Forms of EBP; Summary; References; Chapter 9: Using Technology in ASD: Communication and the Triad of ImpairmentUsing Technology to Communicate with Other Parents and Family Members; Using Advanced Technologies for Education; Visual Learning and Understanding with Advanced Technologies; Conclusion; Summary; References; References; Index.