IT IS AN EXCITING TIME AT THE CARRINGTON AUTISM RESOURCE CENTER!!
We have added the following 23 books to our shelves:
Asperger's Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know (Matt Winter with Clare Lawrence)
Business for Aspies (Ashley Stanford)
Exploring Feelings for Young Children with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's Disorder (Angela Scarpa, Anthony Wells and Tony Attwood)
Getting Into the Game - Sports Programs for Kids with Autism (Veronica Smith and Stephanie Patterson)
Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions (Paula Moraine)
I AM Special (Peter Vermeulen)
Letters to the Homefront (John Clements)
Life After High School (Susan Yellin and Christina Cacioppo Bertsch)
Made for Good Purpose (Michael P. McMammon)
Managing Meltdowns (Lipsky and Will Richards)
Navigating the Social World (Jeanette McAfee)
Ready, Set, Potty! (Brenda Batts)
Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome (Ann Palmer)
Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Davida Hartman)
Sexuality and Severe Autism (Kate E. Reynolds)
The Asperkid's Launch Pad (Jennifer Cook O'Toole)
The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules (Jennifer Cook O'Toole)
The Complete Guide to Creating A Special Needs Life Plan (Hal Wright)
The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Aspeger's Syndrome (Barbara Bissonnette)
The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law (George Giuliani)
The Parent's Guide to In-Home ABA Programs (Elle Olivia Johnson)
The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) (Verdick and Reeve)
When the School Says No...How to Get the Yes!
- 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.
Beat the Winter Blues
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. As households begin to get back into the school routines, hopefully, they have begun to see more steady behavior patterns. As Winter continues and we all anxiously await Spring, allow me to take a few moments to provide 5 indoor activities that promote increased heart rates and endurance, thus displacing excessive energy and releasing hormones leading to calm, regulated behaviors.
1. Indoor Trampoline - Use of a trampoline has multiple advantages. First, it provides individuals with increased proprioceptive input. This helps individuals "know" where their body is in space. Secondly, it is a form of cardiopulmonary exercise, which increases heart rates, releases endorphins and promotes weight management.
2. Play on an exercise ball - These inexpensive balls are invaluable! Bouncing, rolling, pushing, catching, etc. are all great uses of these balls. Just as with the trampoline, exercise balls provide both aerobic and proprioceptive benefits. Using the ball as a massage tool over the individual's body is also beneficial.
3. Mini-Obstacle course - Using any household objects, make up an obstacle course for the individual. The more times he has to crawl, jump, push or pull items/himself, the better.
4. Use the stairs! - Of course, I'm not suggesting this if your child's gross motor skills are delayed and he is not safe doing this activity. However, stair climbing is a great way to release excessive energy. It also is a great way to calm down when upset, as it is physical and repetitive.
5. Swimming - I am aware this is difficult to do; however, there are many benefits to indoor swimming. The pressure of the water against the body provides significant proprioceptive sensation. And, of course, the physical benefits of movement in warm water promotes energy regulation.
Hopefully, you were able to see one or two activities you are able to use this winter to "get the wiggles out." As for me, I'll be bored of the treadmill in no time, and you may just see me building an obstacle course of my own. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Happy Winter! Stay warm and dry!
Dr. Jill C. Hamlin, OTR/L
Director of Autism Studies
344 West Main Street
Danville, VA 24541