Books to rent
The Irish Society for Autism has a large library of books and booklets available for rent. For further information on what is available, please see the list below.
Frameworks for Communication – Interactive Play
Phil Christie & Wendy Prevezer
This booklet is intended to help you find more ways of playing with your child that will encourage communication skills.
Frameworks for Communication – Teaching Pointing
Frameworks for Communication – Moving Towards Spoken Language
This booklet is intended to give more insight into moving towards spoken language, to help you clarify exactly how your child is expressing him/her self now and to give you some ideas for how you might help him along.
Frameworks for Communication – Understanding Language
The intention of this booklet is to increase your awareness and insight, so that you can help your child make sense of more of what you say to him/her and of the social
What’s So Special About Autism
Lorna Wing discusses the defining characteristics of Autism and how these characteristics affect the type of services People with Autism may need to access in order to live their lives to their fullest potential.
Understanding Applied Behaviour Analysis
Albert J. Kearney
This introductory guide to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) demystifies the basic terminology and explains the underlying principles and commonly-used procedures and programmes. Clear and reader-friendly, this book is an essential quick reference to ABA and its applications.
One Person at a Time
Patricia Fratangelo, Marjorie Olney & Sue Lehr
This book chronicles how one agency left behind group home models to pioneer individualised housing and support, called supported living. It is the story of one agency’s quest to serve people based on what each person really wants and needs, rather than fitting people into pre-existingThis book chronicles how one agency left behind group home models to pioneer individualised housing and support, called supported living. It is the story of one agency’s quest to serve people based on what each person really wants and needs, rather than fitting people into pre-existing
My Social Stories Book
Carol Gray & Abbie Leigh White
This book takes the form of short narratives, the stories in this book take children step-by-step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to clothes. It also helps children to understand different experiences such as going to school, shopping and visiting the doctor etc.
Special Educational Needs – A Continuum of Support
Department of Education.
A Resource Pack for Teachers.
Autism, Discrimination and the Law
A quick guide for parents, educators and employees.
The Essential Guide to Special Education in Ireland
Dr. David J.
A book designed for parents and teachers involved in special education in Ireland at both primary and secondary level.
Education Through the Spectrum – Collection of Papers – Croke Park Dublin – April 15th 2008
Children and Teenagers with Aspergers
Anna Van Der Post
The Journey of Parenting from Birth to Teens.
Autistic Spectrum Disorders – A Guide to Classroom Practices
Autism Working Group
Research Report on the Role of Special Schools and Classes In Ireland 2009
National Council for Special Education
First Steps in Intervention with your child – Frameworks for Communication.
Phil Christie, Elizabeth Newson
This book deals with initial intervention with young children, but the many practical ideas and strategies can also be usefully applied to children of school age if they are at an early stage of communication. This book is perfect for parents looking to understand their child better and in turn, help improve their child’s development and communication. This book will also be helpful to professionals working with families with a child on the autism spectrum.
Charter of Rights for People with Autism “Reflections and Personal Experiences”
The Sibling Slam Book
“What it’s really like to have a brother or sister with Special Needs”. This book asks the kind of questions that siblings wonder about. Read it and get an insiders view on the joys, trials and tribulations felt by siblings everywhere.
The Boy Who Talks in Pictures
Ditte Kummer O'Connor
Bringing up a child with Aspergers Syndrome.
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Difference Not Disorder – Understanding Autism Theory in Practice
Dr Catherine Harvey
Catherine Harvey has over 30 years experience teaching primary and secondary students specialising in SEN and supporting children with Autism. Catherine holds degrees in Psychology and Education and a professional doctorate from Liverpool Hope University. Her book explores the evolving theories on Autism and how these have impacted the interventions and outcomes in education. She provides practical guidance on teaching and learning, behaviour management and addressing the sensory and physical needs of children with Autism.