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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.

505B

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.

506B

Frameworks for Communication – Teaching Pointing

Elizabeth Newson

As Title.

507B

Frameworks for Communication – Moving Towards Spoken Language

Wendy Prevezer

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.

508B

Frameworks for Communication – Understanding Language

Wendy Prevezer

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

513B

What’s So Special About Autism

Lorna Wing

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.

534B-C-D

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.

535B

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

536B

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.

540B

Special Educational Needs – A Continuum of Support

Department of Education.

A Resource Pack for Teachers.

546B

Autism, Discrimination and the Law

James Graham

A quick guide for parents, educators and employees.

547B

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.

548B

Education Through the Spectrum – Collection of Papers – Croke Park Dublin – April 15th 2008

561B

Children and Teenagers with Aspergers

Anna Van Der Post

The Journey of Parenting from Birth to Teens.

601b

Autistic Spectrum Disorders – A Guide to Classroom Practices

Autism Working Group

602b

Research Report on the Role of Special Schools and Classes In Ireland 2009

National Council for Special Education

603

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.

610

Charter of Rights for People with Autism “Reflections and Personal Experiences”

611

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.

612

The Boy Who Talks in Pictures

Ditte Kummer O'Connor

Bringing up a child with Aspergers Syndrome.
For details on purchasing this book please contact cdoconkum@gmail.com