A New Semester and New Materials!!!!
New Titles to the Center: (MORE ARE ON THEIR WAY!)
A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Haley Moss)
A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (Ozonoff, Dawson & McPartland)
Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Volkmar, Reichow & McPartland)
Asperger Syndrome in Adults ( Stoddart, Burke & King)
Autism Breakthrough (Raun Kaufman)
Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults and Adolescents (Tincani & Bondy)
Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom (Aune, Burt & Gennaro)
Behavior Solutions for the Home and Community (Aune)
Employment with Aspeger's Syndrome (Breeding)
Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis (Fisher, Piazza & Roane)
Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism 2nd Edition (Rivera)
Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Smith)
More Behavior Solutions in and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom (Aune, Burt & Gennaro)
Over 60 Techniques, Activities and Worksheets for Challenging Children and Adolescents (Epstein)
Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom (Wilkerson, Perzigian & Schurr)
School Success for Kids with High-Functioning Autism (Silverman, Kenworthy, & Weinfeld)
Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies (Garland)
Sensory Processing Challenges (Biel)
Six Word Lessons for Autism Friendly Workplaces (Pacelli)
The Autistic Brain (Grandin & Panek)
The Parent's Guide to the Meidcal World of Autism (Aull)
- First Then
- Model me Going Places 2
- Sentence Builder for iPad
- iDress for Winter
- Visual Impact
- Off We Go
- Fizz Brain
- School Skills
- Sosh: Improving Social Skills
New at the Library
Linked here are the most recent WorldCat sources available to the Averett University Community.
A great resource for educators, behavior specialists, early interventionists, SLPs, occupational therapists, and families, this reader-friendly pocket guide is the perfect introduction to PRT, the popular approach that uses natural learning opportunities to modify pivotal areas of behavior. Pioneering autism experts Robert and Lynn Koegel speak directly to the reader, demystifying PRT and clearly explaining why it leads to widespread and rapid progress for children.
Filled with helpful tips and many practical examples based on actual children, the book reveals the key principles behind
* motivating children with natural reinforcers
* reducing disruptive behavior with PRT
* encouraging communication and social initiations
* developing a challenging curriculum that helps children make progress
* assessing children meaningfully in natural environments
* closely collaborating with parents on goals and interventions
* helping families weave interventions into everyday routines
* ensuring that children generalize skills to other settings
* decreasing parents' stress and offering positive support
Throughout the book, the Koegels engage readers with down-to-earth guidance based on best practice, true stories from their decades of experience with children and families, and clear explanations of what the research says about PRT. And the end-of-chapter questions for teachers, therapists, and parents reinforce key points and prepare them for effective PRT implementation.
KEEPING IT REAL FOR 2015!
Welcome to The Carrington Autism Resource Center Website! I hope you find this site to be helpful as you navigate the web looking for answers and support for yourself, family and/or loved one.
The Spring semester is just under way and there are many goals to be accomplished and much work to be done; however, the largest challenge most of us face is how and where to begin. Frequently, we spend the holiday season reflecting on things past and hoping for the future. This reflection causes most of us to decide current practices must change and before we know it, our "resolutions list" is longer than we ever imagined. And, like most of those "resolutions lists," we stop working on them and resort to the "old way" in less than one month. So, in an effort to create permanent change, I am challenging each of you who reads this to follow the acronym REAL for your one and only resolution for 2015.
By keeping it REAL, we refuse to accept the undesirable and instead, we:
Relax- think to yourself thoughts of support and comfort! (Ex. scriptures, quotes of peace, calming visuals, etc.)
Explain- Sweetly tell yourself and others (depending on the situation) the truth as to why you are setting a new limit and that change is needed. For example, say, “I love you, sweetie, but having another cookie is not good for you. It’s ok if you want to cry, but crying will not get you another cookie."
Act slowly, quietly and be mellow – No need to keep explaining, no need to offer something to stop the crying, yelling or whatever. Don’t let their actions affect your reaction. One sweet explanation is enough and ZERO reaction is the most tangible lesson. Doing this will help them hear and see that his/her dramatic protest will not move you or sway your mind.
Love your child/spouse/friend/co-worker/etc. through the drama they have created for themselves. NOT giving in is the act of love. Be the calm in their storm. If you are washing the dishes, hold a feeling of love in your silence. You will be empowered and you will empower them in the long run.
I'd love to hear how this resolution works for you! Feel free to send your comments and/or suggestions to the email below! Happy 2015 and remember to KEEP IT REAL!
Dr. Jill C. Hamlin, OTR/L
Director of Autism Studies
344 West Main Street
Danville, VA 24541