Autism and Everyday Executive Function

Autism and Everyday Executive Function

written by Paula Moraine, fl. 2015 (London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016, originally published 2016), 162 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Understand and support executive function in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with this fully-explained, innovative model. Showing how to use an individual's strengths to address executive functioning weaknesses, this approach will also help to build a strong foundation for social and communication skills. Advocating a person-centered approach, the author describes the importance of identifying the individual's preferred style of engagement and communication, and how sensory experiences impact their thoughts, feelings, and actions. She explains how to use this information to identify the individual's strengths and weaknesses across eight key areas which are the building blocks of executive functions: attention; memory; organization; time management; initiative; behavior; goal setting and flexibility. These areas can be used daily to establish predictability and offer a foundation for interpreting, processing and understanding the world with flexibility. Professionals and parents can also use them as the basis of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or to create personalized interventions and support at school or at home.
Field of Interest
Counseling & Therapy
Author
Paula Moraine, fl. 2015
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2016 Paula Moraine
Content Type
Book
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2016
Page Count
162
Publication Year
2016
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Place Published / Released
London, England
Subject
Counseling & Therapy, Psychology & Counseling, Health Sciences, Theoretical Approaches to Counseling, Disorders, Teoria do Aconselhamento, Teorías del Asesoramiento, Autistic disorder, Executive function, Withdrawn, Social inhibition, Obsessive behavior, Behavior therapy
Presenting Condition
Withdrawn, Social inhibition, Obsessive behavior
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Teoria do Aconselhamento, Teorías del Asesoramiento

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