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With the elevated variety of childrens being clinically determined with Autism Spectrum issues, mom and dad and pros are looking for fabrics that supply info theat will let them to higher comprehend affected teenagers. whereas long ago people who have been clinically determined had constrained verbal and highbrow talents, newly clinically determined young children usually have reliable language talents or even components of giftedness. This A-to-Z paintings comprises unique entries concerning Autism Spectrum problems. Entries comprise evidence approximately disabilities, own and ancient views, interventions, checks, academic equipment, depended on web assets, and nationwide companies. The paintings outlines the contributions of founding researchers and different pros and comprises own views from people with ASD and their mom and dad. it is usually lesson plans that may be carried out in a house, university, or neighborhood surroundings. No different such definitive source exists that offers either academic and functional info on the topic of ASD.

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ABA FOR CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS Sometimes a goal of ABA treatment is to decrease or eliminate challenging behaviors while teaching more appropriate skills (Horner, Carr, Strain, Todd, & Reed, 2002). Through assessment methods such as interview and direct observation, ABA practitioners seek to identify the various functions that challenging behaviors serve. For example, some students are especially likely to display challenging behaviors when requests are made of them, indicating that the function of the behavior is to escape or avoid requests.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops following a traumatic experience such as witnessing a severe accident, assault, natural catastrophe, life-threatening illness, and sexual or physical abuse. PTSD can develop immediately following the event, but may appear months or years afterwards. Primary symptoms in children include agitated and disorganized behavior, re-enacting of the traumatic event or avoidance of anything associated with it, difficulty sleeping, irritability, attention problems, exaggerated startle responses, and hypervigilance.

Php. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Reauthorization of 1997 (Public Law 105-17). L. 103-218). L. 103-218). edu. , & Boone, R. (2006). The handbook of special education technology research and practice. Whitefish Bay, WI: Knowledge by Design, Inc. TERRI COOPER SWANSON 25 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICE There are a wide variety of assistive technology devices ranging from low tech to high tech. Lowtech devices, which do not involve batteries or any type of electronics, may include: (a) visual support strategies—typically low cost, hand made, and easy to use such as dry erase boards, clipboards, 3-ring binders, manila file folders, and photos; (b) tools to aid in writing, such as pencils or pens with a special grip; and (c) communication boards—portable communication boards allow the nonverbal student the means to be able to express their wants and needs.

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