Developing Leisure Time Skills for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Revised and Expanded

Practical Strategies for Home, School & the Community

ISBN13 : 9781941765036

Author(s) : Phyllis Coyne, Colleen Nyberg and Mary Lou Klagge

Publisher : Future Horizons, 2016

SKU : 5397BK

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Developing Meaningful Leisure Time for Children & Adults on the Autism Spectrum can assist in making leisure time fun for all children and adults who suffer from autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Leisure or free time should be a part of the day that everyone looks forward to -but for many on the autism spectrum, it can be a painfully unstructured part of the day that causes anxiety and fear.

This book provides comprehensive, structured strategies introducing meaningful leisure time to ASD children and adults, which they can practice at home, school, and in the community.

The first half of the guide includes a wealth of ASD information, including forms and charts that will help to assess sensory needs, select age appropriate activities and assist in determining the level of interest in specific activities.

The second part presents 37 "Activity Cards" for going to the park, playing games, and many more!

Phyllis Coyne, MS, has been an autism consultant to school districts in the US for over twenty years. During this time, she has trained and consulted with thousands of staff and parents in effective techniques for supporting individuals with ASD. Previous to being an Autism Specialist and special education teacher, Phyllis worked in inclusive outdoor adventure recreation, coordinated a model demonstration project on recreation for adolescents with developmental disabilities, and was a Therapeutic Recreation consultant in North Carolina and Oregon.

Colleen Nyberg has dedicated 26 years to teaching and consulting in the field of ASD and improving the understanding of autism for parents and professionals. She specialised in Early Intervention during her teaching years and branched out into trainings and presentations. Colleen worked on state committees defining and reviewing the eligibility of students with ASD.

Mary Lou (Vandenburg) Klagge has been in the special education field for 35 years. She was a classroom teacher for preschool through elementary aged children with a variety of disabilities, including ASD, for 24 years. She taught in a summer program designed for elementary through high school aged individuals with ASD to access recreational and leisure activities throughout the community. Mary Lou has been an autism consultant for 11 years, developing and modelling effective strategies in supporting and teaching children with ASD within the school setting.