Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

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Juni 2008



For parents and professionals, this volume details how to understand the thinking and behavior of children with neurological differences like nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism, and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The authors use case studies to describe a common deficit area in each chapter, from motor and sensory ability to emotion and social communication, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to apply their approach, which is based on understanding behavior based on the thought processes behind it, to everyday situations. There is no bibliography. Holzhauser- Peters is an advocate and speech-language pathologist. True works as an instructional aide and has a son who has NLD. Some of the case studies are from their experiences.


Contents: About the Authors. Introduction.
1. The Systematic Tool to Analyze Thinking (STAT).
2. Abstract Language.
3. Motor.
4. Sensory.
5. Spatial Orientation.
6. Control/Consistency.
7. Thinking About Others Thinking (Theory of Mind).
8. Social Communication.
9. Emotions.
10. Mental Flexibility.
11. Impulsivity.
12. Executive Functions.13. Anxiety. 14. Believe.
Appendix I Summary of the Systematic Tool to Analyze Thinking.
Appendix II The Systematic Tool to Analyze Thinking: full version.
Appendix III Story Locator. Index.


Leslie Holzhauser-Peters has thirty years of experience working in the public school setting in the fields of Special Education and General Education. She has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Supervisor and Curriculum Consultant and has authored several publications. Over the past few years she has acted both as an advocate and speech language pathologist to her co-author's son Joshua. Leslie True is the mother of three sons. The oldest, Joshua, has been diagnosed with a NLD. She has devoted years to actively campaigning on Joshua's behalf and, for the past year, has worked as an instructional aide for a child diagnosed with a NLD.
EAN: 9781843108887
ISBN: 1843108887
Untertitel: A Step-by-Step Tool for Understanding Children with NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and Other Neurolo. 67:B&W 6. 69 x 9. 61 in or 244 x 170 mm (Pinched Crown) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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