Early Years: Foundations For All Learning (Digital Book)

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The Early Years has been designed as a ‘how to’ book that parents, teachers and carers can refer to for help in managing behaviour, promoting communication, establishing basic attending skills and of course for introducing new activities to young children with autism spectrum disorders or developmental delays.

 

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Quick Summary

All the ideas and suggestions in this book have been successfully used on many occasions with a range of children. However, as children with autism spectrum disorders are highly individual not all strategies may work with every child. If you find this to be the case, remember that it is worth revisiting the strategy in the future as it may work then. Most children respond best to a range of strategies that includes the introduction of some new ideas as older ones begin to lose their effectiveness..

This book has not been designed to be read from cover to cover, though browsing through is recommended so that you, the reader, become aware of the range of topics that have been addressed.

Foundations of Communication

Communication……………………………..9
Communication Temptations………….. 10
One More Word…………11
Don’t Say “NO”……………………………..12
Pointing………………………………………..13
Time to Process…………………………….14
Comments NOT Questions…………….. 15
Eye Contact………………………………….16
Schedules…………………………………….17
Help……………………………………………..18

Foundations of Participation

Attention to Task………………………….21
It’s Good Enough…………………………23
Imitation……………………………………..24
Finish…………………………………………. 25
Generalization………………………………26
Making Choices…………………………….27
Motivation…………………………………….28
Rewards, Incentives, reinforcements…29
Prompting…………………………………….30
Repetition…………………………………….31
Sitting on a Chair…………………………32
Sitting on the Floor………………………..33
Stop……………………………………………34
Turn taking……………………………………35
Waiting……………………………………….36

Foundation of Education

FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

Activity Book……………………………….39

Books and Stories with Props……….41

Bubbles……………………………………..43

Chat Books…………………………………44

Cutting with Scissors…………………… 45

Drawing………………………………………47

Drawing: Books to Make………… 49

Drawing For the Reluctant Child…….. 52

Games……………………………………….53

General Knowledge…………………….. 54

Books Home Made Books……………. 55

Music………………………………………….56

Music :Songs with Props……………… 57

Pasting………………………………………58

Play…………………………………………..59

Play Ideas………………………………….61

Play Scripts………………………………..63

Farm Play Script………………………….64
Fire Station Play Set……………….. 65
Playing with Thomas The Tank Engine… 66
Playdough………………………………….67
Puzzles………………………………………68
Rocking Horse…………………………….70
Threading…………………………..71

Foundations of Community Access

Acceptance of Other People………… 7

Having a Cup of Coffee at the Shops…73

Strategies to Promote Successful Shopping Trips …74
Safety……… 76
Birthdays….. 78
Christmas…..79

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing Child Care, Preschool or School… 80

Transition to School……………………82
Toilet Training…………………………..83
Behaviour…………………………………86
Recording Programme……………….89
Useful Items to Own…………………..90
Suggested Reading……………………90

Sue Larkey MA Spec Ed

Instructor

Sue Larkey is unashamedly passionate about her mission – to inspire parents and educators and teach them how to Make it a Success.

Sue Larkey is uniquely positioned within the education system having taught both as a primary school teacher and a special education teacher. She is a highly qualified educator who has taught students with autism spectrum disorder in the mainstream and special schools. She combines practical experience with extensive research having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education.

Author of 16 Books on ASD

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