ASD PLC Professional Library

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Recent Additions to the Library!

  •  Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication & S

    by Patricia Prelock Year Published: 2021

    To work effectively with individuals who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), SLPs and other practitioners need in-depth knowledge on choosing and implementing interventions for communication and social challenges. The second edition of this bestselling textbook gives professionals the foundation they need to evaluate and compare today’s widely used interventions—and determine which ones will promote the best outcomes for the people they serve.


    Added January 2022

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  •  Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism

    Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism: Voices From Across the Spectrum

    by Eva A Mendez Year Published: 2019

    Bringing together a collection of narratives from those who are on the autism spectrum whilst also identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or asexual (LGBTQIA), this book explores the intersection of the two spectrums as well as the diverse experiences that come with it.

    Added January 2022

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  •  Spectrums


    by Maxfield Sparrow Year Published: 2020

    Written by autistic trans people from around the world, this vital and intimate collection of personal essays reveals the struggles and joys of living at the intersection of neurodivergence and gender diversity.

    Added January 2022

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  • Core Practical Treatment Frameworks: Set 2

    by Michelle Garcia Winner Year Published: 2020

    People are complicated and so is the huge social world. Here are 13 more of our most helpful and popular teaching frameworks in a portable, user-friendly set to help social learners ages 4–adult build social competencies across a wide range of social landscapes. Tried, tested, and perfected over 25 years, these visual supports dissect complex social concepts into user-friendly graphics and logical steps that make sense to social learners. The frameworks in this set explore perspective taking and social communication, different types of friendships, and executive functions.

    Added September 2021

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  • Core Practical Treatment Frameworks: Set 1

    by Michelle Garcia Winner Year Published: 2020

    Start unpacking the social world with Core Practical Treatment Frameworks: Set 1, part of a two-set collection of 26 visual teaching scaffolds for social learning and self-regulation strategies—curated and distilled for the first time in one practical and user-friendly collection.

    Added September 2021

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  • Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults

    by Finn Gratton Year Published: 2019

    Providing advice on how professionals working with autistic trans youth and adults can tailor their practice to best serve their clients and how parents can support their trans autistic children, this book increases awareness of the large overlap between trans identities and autism.

    Added September 2021

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  • From Text Maps to Memory Caps

    by Paula Kluth Year Published: 2017

    Differentiated instruction is simple and fun with this treasure trove of ready-to-use adaptations for grades K-12. All teachers—especially fans of Kluth & Danaher's From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks —will love the 100 creative NEW ideas in this illustrated guide, perfect for meeting the learning needs of all students in inclusive classrooms. An effective, time-saving way to boost student skills in key areas such as literacy, math, organization, communication, and behavior, these research-based adaptations will strengthen and energize any curriculum.

    Added September 2021

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  • conquer negative thinking for teens

    by Mary Karapetian Alvord Year Published: 2021

    You aren’t what you think! For teens with negative thinking habits, a licensed psychologist and a health journalist offer cognitive restructuring—a simple and effective cognitive behavioral approach to help you break free from the nine most common negative thinking habits that typically result in feeling sad, worried, angry, and stressed.

    Added September 2021Mary Kara

    This workbook offers a powerful technique called cognitive restructuring to help you reframe your thoughts, regulate your emotions, become a more flexible thinker, and stop letting your thoughts define who you are and how you feel. You’ll learn to target the nine specific kinds of negative thinking habits that can cause you to worry or feel bad, such as the I can’t habit, the doom and gloom habit, the all or nothing habit, the jumping to conclusions habit, and more!

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  • dbt skills workbook for teen self-harm

    by Sheri Van Dijk Year Published: 2021

    Do you cut or self-harm? Do you feel like it gives you a sense of control in a world where you so often feel helpless and powerless? Do you do it to distract from emotional pain, or just feel something other than total numbness? There's a long list of reasons why you may self-harm. But regardless of the reason or the method, the truth is that self-harm is a destructive—and potentially deadly—way to deal with emotional pain. Fortunately, there are healthier and safer ways to manage your emotions. 

    In The DBT Skills Workbook for Teen Self-Harm, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) expert Sheri Van Dijk offers powerful skills to help you manage your emotions, so you won't have to rely on self-destructive behaviors. Whether you're actively engaging in self-harm by injuring your body, or participating in other self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse or disordered eating, this workbook will help you create your own action plan for change.

    Added September 2021

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  • Ninja Life Hacks Mover and Shaker 8 Book Set

    by Mary Nihn Year Published: 2021

    The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.

    The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11+.  Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers.  Excellent resource for educators, parents, and teachers alike.

    Added September 2021

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  • Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behavior 3rd Edition

    by Robert E. O'Neill Year Published: 2014

    This guide to functional assessment procedures includes a variety of strategies for assessing problem behavior situations, and presents a systematic approach for designing behavioral support programs based on those assessments. Professionals and other readers learn to conduct functional assessments and develop their own intervention programs.

    Added September 2021

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  • Sincerely, Your Autistic Child

    by Emily Page Ballou Year Published: 2021

    A diverse collection of autistic voices that highlights how parents can avoid common mistakes and misconceptions, and make their child feel truly accepted, valued, and celebrated for who they are.

    Added September 2021

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  • Tools to Try for Kids

    by Leah Kuypers Year Published: 2020

    An easy, user-friendly way to introduce over 50 self-regulation strategies to kids ages 5–10 and empower them to make choices toward figuring out what works best for them. For best teaching practice, the strategy card deck should be used in tandem with lessons introducing tools for use with Zones from Chapter 4 in the curriculum book.

    Added September 2021

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  • Tools to Try for Tweens & Teens

    by Leah Kuypers Year Published: 2021

    Need ideas to help tweens and teens learn to manage their emotions and self-regulate? Discover this strategy card deck in The Zones of Regulation series—specifically for tweens and teens. Tools to Try Cards for Tweens & Teens is a multi-sensory strategy card deck to help explore, choose, and practice 50 self-regulation tools at home, in school, or in therapeutic and community settings. The 2-sided cards are divided into 5 categories that describe strategies to focus, calm, think, move, breathe, and connect, and pair well with lessons in the popular The Zones of Regulation curriculum book.

    Added September 2021

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  • Stopping the Pain a Workbook for Teens Who Cut & Self-Injure

    by Lawrence Shapirio Year Published: 2008

    If you’re cutting or hurting yourself you’re not alone. Thousands of teens across the country think that hurting themselves is the only way they can feel better, even though they continue to feel alone and out of control.

    There are a lot of reasons why teens hurt themselves. None of them are your fault. You can’t change your past, but there is a lot you can do, right now, to make your future a place you’d like to spend some time, a place free from the pain, loneliness and isolation of cutting. This workbook offers a great way for you to make it happen.

    Added September 2021

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  •  Joyful Learning

    Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms Second Edition

    by Alice Udvari-Solner Year Published: 2017

    Build an active, responsive, and inclusive classroom where every student benefits. Through step-by-step directions, reproducible handouts, classroom-tested examples, and specific guidelines. These 60 activities will help you: Quickly and easily modify and adapt design instruction for diverse learners, including students with cultural, language, learning, physical, or sensory differences. Transform lectures and whole-class discussions through dynamic, student-centered learning experiences. Immerse students in discussion, debate, creative thinking, questioning, teamwork, and collaborative learning. Flexibly co-plan and co-teach with a variety of school professionals.

    Added March 2021

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  •  Socially Savvy

    Socially Savvy: An Assessment and Curriculum Guide for Young Children

    by James T. Ellis Year Published: 2015

    Socially Savvy helps educators and parents break down broad areas of social functioning into concrete skills. The checklist pinpoints a child's specific strengths and challenges which in turn makes it possible to prioritize the skills most in need of intervention, develop strategies to address them, and track the effectiveness of those strategies. This manual includes targeted, play-based activities that foster the development of social skills critical to a joyful childhood and future academic success.

    Added March 2021

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  •  New ABA Companion

    The New ABA Program Companion: What's Next for Your ABA Program?

    by J. Tyler Fovel Year Published: 2013

    This essential manual for ABA programs has been completely revised and expanded. Blending clear explanations of scientifically-based concepts and methodology, extensive clinical examples and advice, and suggested implementation protocols, the book provides a practical, comprehensive source for creating professional and effective student programs. Chapters cover: essential qualities of an effective ABA program, trans-disciplinary teamwork, curriculum selection and development, program writing and revision, strategies for attention and engagement, prompts, error- correction, and reinforcement, progress evaluation, data-based decision-making and many other vital topics.

    Added March 2021

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  •  Superhero Heart & Superhero Brain (girl)

    Superhero Heart & Superhero Brain

    by Christel Land Year Published:

    Explaining autism to empower kids (Superhero Brain) and explaining autism to family and friends (Superhero Heart). Same books we already have in our library, but illustrated with a girl instead of a boy.

    Added February 2021

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  •  Head-to-Toe Guide to YOU

    Head-to-Toe Guide to YOU

    by Karen Bokram Year Published: 2010

    A must-have book for any girl that's looking for straightforward advice about her body. Covering everything from periods, deodorant, bad breath, smelly feet, hair, braces, acne, and bras, to eating right, staying fit, and everything in between, Girls' Life delivers the body basics. Complete with tips, quizzes, Q&A's, embarrassing moments, how-to's, mythbusters, letters, and lots more to help every girl look and feel fabulous inside and out! For ages 10-14.

    Added Febraury 2021

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