Developing Leisure Time Skills For People With Autism Spectrum Disorders (revised & Expanded): Practical Strategies For Home, School & The Community by Colleen NybergDeveloping Leisure Time Skills For People With Autism Spectrum Disorders (revised & Expanded): Practical Strategies For Home, School & The Community by Colleen Nyberg

Developing Leisure Time Skills For People With Autism Spectrum Disorders (revised & Expanded…

byColleen Nyberg, Mary Lou Klagge, Phyllis Coyne

Paperback | April 13, 2016

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Make leisure time fun for all children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Leisure time should be a part of the day that all look forward to enjoying. For many, it can cause anxiety and fear. This book provides comprehensive, structured strategies introducing meaningful leisure time to ASD children and adults, which they can practice at home, school, and in the community. This book has a wealth of ASD information, including forms and charts that will help to assess sensory needs; select age-appropriate activities and assist in determining the level of interest in specific activities; 48 "Activity Cards" for going to the park, playing games, and many more! This detailed guide also covers: The components of leisure development; Assessing leisure patterns, skills, and preferences; Activities that require minimal supervision; Community activities; Ongoing assessment; And more!
Phyllis Coyne, M.S., has enhanced the quality of life of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for 40 years. She initially worked as a therapeutic recreation specialist, then as a special education teacher, and finally as an autism consultant for the past 30 years. She combines her expertise from these fields in this book, an...
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Title:Developing Leisure Time Skills For People With Autism Spectrum Disorders (revised & Expanded…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 13, 2016Publisher:Future HorizonsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781941765036

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Preface Contents of This Book Revisions and Additions in the Second Edition How to Use This Book Chapter 1: Leisure and Autism Spectrum Disorder Importance of Leisure Engagement Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder Three Individuals Featured in this Book Pattern of Leisure Engagement Summary Chapter 2: Components of Leisure Development The Immediate Component The Exposure Component The Training Component Interrelationship of the Components of Leisure Development Summary Chapter 3: Leisure Assessment Interviews Direct Observation Surveys Recording Leisure Pattern and Skills Summary Chapter 4: The Immediate Component of Leisure Development Key Elements of the Immediate Component Meaningful Engagement During Unstructured Time Sensory Preferences and Special Interests Untaught Materials and Activities with Minimal Supervision Formative Assessment Summary Chapter 5: The Exposure Component of Leisure Development Key Elements of the Exposure Component Discovery of New Leisure Interests Guidelines for Activity Selection Repeated and Supported Exposure to New Activities Formative Assessment Summary Chapter 6: The Training Component of Leisure Development Key Elements of the Training Component Leisure Activities and Related Skills Development Guidelines for Prioritizing Activities Systematic Training Formative Assessment Summary Appendices: Forms, Charts & Activity Cards Appendix Contents Appendix A. Leisure Behavior & Activities Lists Appendix B. Blank Forms for Assessment Appendix C. Support and Training Strategies Appendix D. Activity Cards References