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Susan Kabot and Christine Reeve. Foreword by Gary Mesibov

Building Independence

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Catalog No. 27988

Structured work systems are designed to give visual information about what work needs to be done, how much works needs to be done, when the work is completed and what will happen next.

Due to the predictability and sense of accomplishment that is built into the system, many individuals with Asperger syndrome, now categorized as ASD, find that structured work time is their favorite time of the day. Full of color photos and case examples spanning different ages and levels of functioning, the book provides an A-Z guide to work systems, including assessment, how to build them into the curriculum, IEPs, lesson planning and more tools geared around the treatment of Asperger Syndrome, which now falls in the category of ASD.

Christine E. Reeve, PhD, BCBA-D, has more than 20 years of professional experience with children, families and schools focused on autism, inspired by one sister with autism and another sister who teaches children with special needs. During her 13 years at Nova Southeastern University's Mailman Segal Institute, she served in a variety of roles, including director of the therapeutic intervention program for children with significant behavioral issues and autism and consultant for the Autism Consortium, providing consultations and training to school systems across the country. Christine owns and directs a school consultation practice providing professional development and consultation to school systems concerning students with autism, low-incidence disabilities and challenging behavior. Christine also serves as adjunct faculty and a dissertation advisor for Nova Southeastern University. She is the author and co-author of several books, including Setting up Classroom Environments that Support Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Susan Kabot, EdD, CCC-SLP, is the executive director of the Autism Institute at Nova Southeastern University, where she oversees the Baudhuin Preschool; Starting Right, a parent-child early intervention program for children 18-36 months; the Autism Consortium, which provides outreach services to school districts around the country; and the Unicorn Children's Foundation Clinic. She also teaches autism courses at both the master's and doctoral level at NSU and serves as a dissertation chair and member. Susan has been active at the local, state and national level in a variety of organizations addressing the needs of individuals with autism, their families and the professionals who serve them. She was appointed to the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council by former Florida Governor Crist and serves on the Health Care and Self-Advocacy Leadership Task Forces. She is also a member of the Panel of Professional Advisors for the Autism Society of America. With Christine Reeve, Susan is the co-author of several books.

178 pages. 2012

Catalog # 27988

 

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