This practical resource provides an original multi-element approach leading to planned individual interventions. Drawn from the author's extensive knowledge of autism it enables those living and working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to jointly plan for change.
This resource will:
provide an overview of the behaviours of children with autism
explore the underlying reasons why children with autism act and react as they do
consider quite carefully who is impacted by the behaviour of the child with autism with what outcomes for emotional well-being
explore how to make a difference in the shorter term by using the Keep It Simple (KIP) model
help you to implement a unique and individual intervention plan for the child with autism using the AFFECTS plan.
Caroline Smith is an independent specialist educational psychologist with extensive experience of working in the field of autism. Having formerly been a Principal Educational Psychologist working in local authority settings, Caroline has worked closely with the parents and teachers of pre-school and school-aged children attending mainstream and special schools.
Introduction Let's talk about behaviour What's autism got to do with it? The AFFECTS process: from theory to application Holding plans when time is short: Two-Time Good practice in autism Spotlighting emotional well-being The AFFECTS process in action: worked examples Practical ideas for sharing AFFECTS with other people