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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for autism research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Lives with Autism by
Publication Date: August 2014
This book offers a collection of narratives from people whose lives are touched by autism. The challenge of the practitioner is to listen deeply to what is being said.
Autism Spectrum Disorder by
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
In Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dr. James A. Mulick shows his approach to counseling children with autism and their parents.
Here's How to Provide Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
Here's How: Balanced Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a timely resource for speech-language pathologists working with children on the autism spectrum as well as graduate students preparing to work with this demographic. The authors outline a clear explanation of autism spectrum disorder and how it affects communication.
Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adolescents and Adults by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (RJ506.A9 A92392 2014 )
Publication Date: 2014-09-03
Bringing together leading experts, this book presents effective practices for helping people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to thrive in adulthood. As individuals with ASD mature, their needs change as well. The book reviews the growing research base and describes ways to support adolescents and adults in succeeding in higher education and work, living independently, enjoying leisure activities, navigating meaningful personal relationships, and more. Specific behavioral and instructional interventions--such as functional communication training, positive behavior support, and applied behavior analysis--are discussed. Case examples illustrate practical aspects of applying the strategies in real-world school and community settings.
Uniquely Human by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (RJ506.A9 P77 2015 )
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
Autism is usually portrayed as a checklist of deficits, including difficulties interacting socially, problems in communicating, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns. This perspective leads to therapies focused on ridding individuals of "autistic" symptoms. Now Dr. Barry M. Prizant, an internationally renowned autism expert, offers a new and compelling paradigm: the most successful approaches to autism don't aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms, but rather seeking to understand the individual's experience and what underlies the behavior.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context The premier online resource covering todays hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed differing views present each side of an issue, allowing you to draw your own valid conclusions.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Health and Wellness Resource Center This comprehensive consumer health resource, provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices. Designed for researchers at all levels, its intuitive interface provides multiple pathways to information including alternative medicine.
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