This selection of 6 Products for children with autism have been selected by our team of advisers .
Included in this bundle
Autism in the Classroom Kit in a Bag
Most children are visual learners and this kit supports their understanding through the use of Widget symbols. The kit is also excellent for working with children who have English as a second language.
The ‘I have autism‘ Communication Passport allows you to record essential information about the child to ensure they are included at all stages of their school life.
The foam board tiles can be displayed on the pyramid board contained in the kit. This can also be used with any of your own current visual symbols (up to 45mm sq).
Information recorded includes:
- Things I like
- Things I don’t like
- I calm down when
- Special ways I communicate amongst others.
There are spare petals to add extra information.
The set is provided in a drawstring bag and contains:
- 40 Symbols on fabric safety lanyards
- 10 Symbols on communication fan with safety fixer
- 24 Symbols on robust 45mm sq foam board tiles
- 1 Desk Pyramid Display Stand for tiles
- 4 Word tiles ‘now, then, or, and’
- 4 Mini dry wipe tiles to make your own symbols or words
- 1 Write on wipe off fine line marker pen
- 1 x Personalised Communication Passport with pen
- 1 Hey Children
ALL CATS ARE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
This updated edition of the bestselling All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome provides an engaging, gentle introduction to autism.
All-new cats take a playful look at the world of autism, and these fun feline friends will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with typical autistic traits, bringing to life common characteristics such as sensory sensitivities, social issues and communication difficulties.
Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes all the joys and challenges of being on the autism spectrum, leaving the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality and the potential of autistic people.
Our Brains Are Like Computers!
This highly visual social skills book uses computer metaphors and visual diagrams to help children on the autism spectrum to understand how their words and actions can affect other people. Easily identifiable computing and social networking metaphors are used to explain how memories are saved in the brain, like files in computer folders, and how, just as files can be shared and downloaded on the internet, people learn about you by sharing their positive and negative impressions with each other. The author explains why certain actions may be ‘liked’ or ‘disliked’ by others, and offers guidance on appropriate and inappropriate social behaviour.
This book also features photocopiable worksheets to reinforce the guidance and lessons offered in the book.
THE AMAZING AUTISTIC BRAIN CARDS
This deck of cards is a resource to help professionals, parents and anyone working with autistic young people to have discussions about an Autism diagnosis in a personalised, positive and meaningful way.
The beautifully designed cards each show a strength – such as being inquisitive or honest – or a challenge – such as sensory difficulties or understanding emotions. The pack also includes reusable blank cards which can be personalised.
The accompanying booklet provides approaches and strategies developed by Dr Dura-Vila in her clinical practice. She also shares her personal (and occasionally humorous) experiences, including tips for discussing an autism diagnosis. These accounts within inspire readers to give their best to any young person when sharing an autism diagnosis, and in the conversations that follow.
THE CONVERSATION TRAIN
This inventive colour picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
Engines are like greetings; they get the train going. Freight wagons are like different speakers’ turns; it is good to have at least a few when you are in conversation. A set of points guiding a train from one track to another is like a tactful change in the topic of conversation. When a conversation veers off-topic it is like a derailed train. As well as attractive colour photographs of trains, the book contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and colouring pages to help promote skill generalisation.
This highly visual approach to conversation is ideally suited to children with ASDs aged approximately 5-13.
THE EVERYDAY AUTISM HANDBOOK FOR SCHOOLS
A practical, easy-to-read introduction to the ideas and strategies that can be implemented within the classroom to help autistic children achieve their full potential. With an introduction to autism and its key differences, insights from autistic individuals and case studies drawn from years of experience, this is the definitive resource for busy teachers supporting autistic children within a mainstream or specialist school environment.
This book provides guidance on a variety of topics related to teaching autistic children in primary school, including adapting the curriculum, ensuring effective communication with staff and parents, fostering emotional regulation, as well as staff self-care. Each chapter includes easy-to-follow guides and resources, providing solutions, direction and support for teachers to help students on the autism spectrum to thrive.