Paperback: £14.99 / $24.95
2008, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-626-5, BIC 2: MMZ
People with severe autism experience the sensory information they receive from the world completely differently to those not on the spectrum. They feel cut off and overwhelmed, and their behaviour can become very distressed. This handbook shows how we can engage with people who are non-verbal or semi-verbal and sometimes even those who have speech but lose the power to process it when they are in crisis. We can help them to make sense of the world.
Intensive Interaction uses a person’s own body language to make contact with them and Sensory Integration develops the capacity of an individual to receive, process and apply meaning to information provided by the senses through targeted physical activities. These techniques can be used to develop an environment tailored to the particular sensory needs of the person with severe autism, reducing factors that cause distress.
With illustrations, case examples and a wide range of tried-and-tested techniques, this practical guide provides indispensable tools for parents, carers and other professionals supporting people with severe autism and other learning disabilities.
15 January 2010
"Contrary to what is normally understood, children on the autistic spectrum do recognise when we use their own body language to communicate, provided we respond using the repertoire of their personal behaviours. We are shifting their attention from solitary self-stimulation to shared activity, remembering that what is important is not just what they do - but how they do it, since this tells us how they feel."
11th June 2013 from 08.45 to 16.15
Marriot Hotel Manchester
Join us at the NAS conference on Autism and Relationships, Puberty, Sex and Sexuality.
We will be attending this conference run by the National Autistic Society on 11th June in Manchester, UK. Come along to visit our book stand and hear our authors Wendy Lawson and Phoebe Caldwell speak.
With Jane Horwood
From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends without Words
With Jane Horwood
Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments: Making Contact
Edited by M. Suzanne Zeedyk