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Socially Included Child A Parent's Guide to Successful Playdates, Recreation, and Family Events for Children with Autism

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ISBN-10: 0425229653

ISBN-13: 9780425229651

Edition: 2009

Authors: Laurie LeComer

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An indispensable step-by-step guide for socializing any child on the autism spectrum. Parents of children with autism often end up skipping family functions, playdates, and social outings for fear that their children will be unsafe, behave inappropriately, or feel overwhelmed. Now, no matter a child's language skills or behaviors, he or she can start participating socially with LeComer's clear action steps. The Socially Included Childintroduces a new organizational tool called the I.D.E.A.L. system, which allows parents to: I: Introduce an Activity D: Determine the Tasks Involved E: Evaluate Your Expectations A: Accommodate for Success L: List the Components of the Activity Visually Here is…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440

Introduction
Social Considerations and Individualized Expectations
Your Child's Interests, Approachability, and Communication Style
Understanding Sensory Sensitivities and Tolerance
Nonconducive Behaviors and Safety
Enlisting Help from Parents, Teachers, and Peers
Pairing the Right Activities with the Right Reinforcements
Previewing and Planning Using I.D.E.A.L. Elements
I: Introduce an Activity
D: Determine the Tasks Involved
E: Evaluate Your Expectations
A: Accommodate for Success
L: List the Activity Components Visually
Facilitating Social Opportunities Using I.D.E.A.L.
Playdates
Birthday Parties
Family Holiday Gatherings
Recreational Activities
Family Restaurant Visits and Trips
Conclusion
Appendix: I.D.E.A.L. Resources for Social Activities
Index